NEW YORK, NY (November 13, 2015) – The Islamic Circle of North America ​is horrified by the series of events taking place in France. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims, the first responders, and all of the people of France.

“The loss of innocent lives, especially on a mass scale is devastating to all people of conscience. ICNA stands united with the people of France and all persons of good conscience in condemning this senseless outrage that threatens the safety of all of us.
“ICNA also appeals to the French authorities to take swift action in apprehending the perpetrators of this attack and bring them to justice.
“This kind of violence is inhuman and barbaric and is not justifiable by any religion. We are closely monitoring the news and o​​ur prayers are for the victims and their families at this difficult time.” said ICNA President Naeem Baig.

Allah says, “Because of that, We decreed upon the Children of Israel that whoever kills a soul unless for a soul or for corruption [done] in the land – it is as if he had slain mankind entirely. And whoever saves one – it is as if he had saved mankind entirely. And our messengers had certainly come to them with clear proofs. Then indeed many of them, [even] after that, throughout the land, were transgressors.” [Quran 5:32]
See a detailed article on ICNA’s stance on violence and extremism:
Islam Condemns Extremism

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  1. Here is something that might help Americans and Muslims to get a handle on what is going on and what can be done about it:
    I think that before we start discussing politics, we should all
    brush up on our Noam Chomsky, Chris Hedges, Rebecca Roth, Michael
    Parenti, Bonnie Faulkner, Alison Weir, Jeremy Scahill, Kevin Barrett,
    Gregory Noory, Friedrich Nietzsche, Helen Caldicott, Naomi Wolf,
    Henry Giroux, Edward Said, Vandana Shiva, Gore Vidal, Bill
    Moyers, Matt Taibbi, Joel Wallach, Arundhati Roy, not to mention
    Poncho Threetrees, etc. (If we are to have any chance at all, we must
    look to alternative authors, books, websites, etc.; instead of the
    status quo propaganda outlets that keep us ignorant and wrong.)
    If everyone in this country (who ISN’T fooled by the
    Conservative, Right Wing, Fascist, Corporate agenda that we have been
    on for as long as anyone can remember) would just write one email,
    email flyer, or email chain letter, etc. every week, to a few
    friends, relatives, enemies, or someone and send 1 or 2 dollars every
    month to some organization that is trying to do something in the
    effort to wake up the naive citizens, maybe something would change,
    and we can reverse the idiocies mentioned in Thomas Frank’s “What’s
    The Matter With Kansas”. IT WOULD BE A START! Remember:
    It’s not “Speaking truth to
    power”. It’s “Speaking truth about
    power”, covertly or anonymously. (C.Y.A.)

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