“Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and all those affected by this evil and outrageous attack. We would like to offer our heartfelt sympathies and condolences to all those who have been left bereaved.
“These terrorists and extremists had hijacked the religion of Islam – the religion of peace – for their personal agenda and interests through committing vicious atrocities. In reality, Islam does not approve of disorder in any form. Islam is far from teaching terrorism. It teaches rule of law, obedience to the authorities and does not let anyone take the law in his own hands. The Holy Quran clearly states:
“Those who create disorder in the earth, they are the real losers”; “and commit not iniquity in the earth, creating disorder”; “and Allah loves not disorder”.
The Holy Quran in fact champions the sanctity of human life and states:
“…whosoever killed a person, it shall be as if he had killed all mankind; and who so gave life to one, it shall be as if he had given life to all mankind.” (5:33)
“Islam categorically rejects and condemns every form of terrorism. It does not provide any cover or justification for any act of violence, be it committed by an individual, group or government. I most strongly condemn all acts and form of terrorism because it is my deeply rooted belief that not only Islam but also no true religion, whatever its name, can sanction violence and bloodshed of innocent men, women and children in the name of God. God is love, God is peace!
“We Ahmadi Muslims sympathise and love humanity and so wherever mankind suffers in any way it leaves us grieved and pained. We are highly grieved and disturbed at this attack. Our hearts are filled with love and compassion for them.”
Quotes of the week:
“These terrorists and extremists hijacked Islam, the religion of peace, for their personal agenda and interests.”
Laiq Ahmed Atif, president of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community, on the jihadists who carried out the Paris atrocity.