At­tack was against all Is­lam’s teach­ings

Harefield Gazette - - OPINION - SAM WILKINS NSPCC fundrais­ing man­ager Cur­tain Road London MANSUR AHMED Imam, Baitul Amn Mosque Royal Lane Uxbridge

sam.wilkins@nspcc.org.uk or log on to nspcc.org.uk/vol­un­teer. RE: The ter­ror­ist at­tack at the Paris head­quar­ters of Charlie Hebdo on Jan­uary 7, 2015. WE ARE deeply shocked by this atroc­ity that has taken 12 lives and in­jured scores more.

We of­fer our con­do­lences to the fam­ily of the vic­tims and those left be­reaved.

It is a great source of re­gret that such vi­o­lent acts and ter­ror­ist ac­tiv­i­ties con­tinue to be as­so­ci­ated with Is­lam – de­spite the fact they have noth­ing to do with Is­lam’s true teach­ings.

It was said that the per­pe­tra­tors raised the slo­gan of ‘Al­lah is the Great’.

Did they not re­alise that this very Al­lah does not per­mit a per­son to take the law into his own hands?

Al­lah says about Him­self that his mercy en­com­passes ev­ery­thing. Our beloved Prophet Muham­mad, who was only sent as a mercy for mankind, taught us that a Mus­lim is the one from whose hand and tongue all other peo­ple are safe.

Killing, par­tic­u­larly whilst rais­ing slo­gans of the name of Al­lah, is a great in­jus­tice to­wards God Almighty, his prophet and in­deed all Mus­lims.

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