Karnataka Muslim groups condemn Paris terror attacks

In a joint statement representatives of eight Muslim organizations in Karnataka have stated that the Paris attacks "have nothing to do with Islamic teachings''.

By: Express News Service | Bengaluru | Updated: November 16, 2015 8:32 pm
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Muslim associations in Karnataka have come together to condemn the terror attack in Paris by alleged Islamic State militants as “an attempt to destroy world peace and stability”. In a joint statement representatives of eight Muslim organizations in Karnataka have stated that the Paris attacks “have nothing to do with Islamic teachings”.

The “religion of Islam does not tolerate any such violence against human lives and property, let alone sanctioning it,” says the statement.

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“We express deep shock and sense of grief at this loss of lives and convey our heartfelt condolences to the kin and the families of the victims of this barbaric act,” the statement said.

“It is time that we, the peace-loving citizens of society stand shoulder to shoulder to root out the terrorists and the terrorism to save the world and ensure continuance of peace and stability around the world,” the statement said.

The statement has been signed by Maulana Syed Mustafa Rifayi Jeelani, founder member of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board; Maulana Iftikhar Ahmed Qasmi the President of the Jamiatul Ulema Hind, Karnataka; Maulana Muhammad Maqsood Imran Rashadi, Khateeb and Imam, Jama Masjid, Bangalore; Maulana Ejaz Ahmed Nadwi, Jamiat Ahle Hadith, Karnataka; Masood Abdul Khader, convener, Federation of Associations of Karnataka Muslims; Alhaj Ameer Jan, Charmin Jamia Hazrath Bilal, Karnataka; Alhaj Atharullah Shariff, President, Jamaat e Islami Hind, Karnataka zone, and Alhaj Shahid Ahmed, General Secretary, Milli Council, Karnataka.

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    Abyss
    Nov 17, 2015 at 12:16 am
    Well, the perpetrators of this attack are of Arab descent, which essentially means that they understand the actual Quran & Hadiths written in Arabic. How can these local Muslims even claim that they (Syrian Arabs) are misinterpreting Quran and not following the actual teachings?
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    Mohd
    Nov 17, 2015 at 6:57 pm
    The below two comments are false , Most Syrian and Arab Muslims except the People of ISIS will condemn the crime for what it is . By your own logic(s) , lets see what the Arabs have said 1. Saudi 2. UAE 3. Other Arab states From the above it is easily understood that the previous two comments are false
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    Mohd
    Nov 17, 2015 at 6:58 pm
    The below two comments are false , Most Syrian and Arab Muslims except the People of ISIS will condemn the crime for what it is . By your own logic(s) , lets see what the Arabs have said 1. Saudi -2. UAE 3. Other Arab states If you google you will get their condemnation of the crime and hence by your own logic , you have been answered
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    Sumit Sanyal
    Nov 17, 2015 at 2:41 am
    The statement The “religion of Islam does not tolerate any such violence against human lives and property, let alone sanctioning it,” is wrong. Arabs understand Quran better that converted muslims of Karnataka and India, since Quran is written in Arabic. If their source of understanding is same as mine, then I can say for sure that it has several verses(Ayats) used by perpetrators of jihads against non-believers and as mandated by their books, they try to shield or condone barbarism by using 'out-of-context' excuse. So O, World leaders,open you eyes arise and awake.
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