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.
“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.