Condemnation of terrorist act committed by Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab

Condemnation of attempted attack on Northwest airlines flight

All Muslims must condemn terrorist attacks. Terrorism is not condoned by Islam and violates the principles of justice and compassion that Islam represents.

“The worshippers of the All-Merciful (God) are they who tread gently upon the earth, and when the ignorant address them, they reply, “Peace!“ – Qur’an 25:63

Nigerian-American Muslim Group Condemns Failed Plane Attack

The National Council of Nigerian Muslim Organizations in the United States of America today issued a statement condemning Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab’s attempted bombing of a Northwest Airline flight into Detroit on Friday.

The statement, issued by Mufutau R. Adeleke, the Council’s General Secretary, was released from the Council’s ongoing annual convention in Boston:

“On behalf of the National Council of Nigerian Muslim Organizations in the United States of America and thousands of Nigerian-Americans across the country, I condemn the attempted terror attack on Christmas Day.

“The National Council of Nigerian Muslim Organizations in the United States of America condemns all acts of terrorism. Any human being who attempts or commits acts of terror, murder, or any act of cruelty in the name of a religion is not only destroying innocent lives, but is also debasing the values of the faith of that religion. Neither such behavior nor the individual involved represent Islam.

“Nigerian-American Muslims are active promoters of peace and tolerance in the community. We are currently holding our annual convention in Boston, with a major focus on training our youth in the peaceful way of Islam to become the next generation of upright Nigerian-American leaders.

“The incident that occurred on Northwest Airline Flight 253 on Friday is an attack on all Americans. The perpetrator neither represents Nigerian Muslims nor Muslims in general. We encourage a thorough investigation of the incident and full disclosure of the findings.”

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We at IslamIsLife.org completely agree with the above statement issued by the National Council of Nigerian Muslim Organizations.

In fact, all Muslims must condemn terrorist attacks. Terrorism is not condoned by Islam under any circumstances; and it violates the principles of justice and compassion that Islam represents.

The condemnation of terrorism is deeply rooted in true Islamic values based on the Qur’anic instructions which consider the unjust killing of a single person equivalent to the killing of all humanity (Quran, 5:32 ). It also forbids destruction and mischief on earth (Quran, 28:77,83). This violence is contrary to the authentic universal core message of peace, love, tolerance and mutual co-operation taught by Islam and all of the God’s Prophets.

See also the Islamic Society of North America, ISNA (U.S.) Statement Against Terrorism and Religious Extremism 8/05. This 2 page flier is available as a PDF and is the best short statement available and should be printed out and widely shared. The link can be found on their front page.

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