JAMAICA, New York (May 4, 2010) – In a press release issued today, the Islamic Circle of North America condemned, in strongest terms, the incident in Times Square on May 2, 2010 as a serious crime that goes against Islamic norms. Any activity resulting in injury or loss of innocent lives completely contradicts the teachings of Islam.

This is grounded in the Noble Laws of Islam which forbid all forms of attacks on innocents. God Almighty says in the Holy Qur’an: “No bearer of burdens can bear the burden of another” (Qur’an 17:15).
Dr. Zahid Bukhari, President of ICNA in a statement said, “ICNA condemns such acts of violence and we thank God, Almighty, that because of the wise and quick action of some citizens, police and law enforcement agencies no one was hurt or injured.” He further stated that ICNA chapters in many cities throughout US are challenging the rhetoric of violence, for political or religious purposes, by trying to disseminate the true teachings of Islam.
Muslims should unite against all those who terrorize the innocent civilians. Attacking innocent people is not courageous; it is an act of cowardice. All those who perpetrate such acts should be punished to the fullest extent of the law. It’s not courageous to endanger the lives of innocent children, women and civilians. As Muslims, it is our obligation to speak out against such acts and to protect the freedom of all humanity.
Our prayers are with our fellow Americans as justice is sought in this case and to the end of such activities which threaten our peaceful coexistence. ICNA supports local law enforcement in eradicating all terrorist activity.

11 Responses

  1. Islam is a religion of peace and it condemns all acts of violence and cruelty.Allah SWT says that whoever saves one life saves the entire humanity .We should remember all the time that we are all answerable for all our actions in front of Allah.
    May Allah protect us all and guide us to the straight path.

  2. And (O Muhammad pbuh) follow the revelation sent to you, and be patient till Allah gives judgement. And He is the Best of judges. (Yunus:109)

  3. Shazia:
    “Verily! As for those whom the angels take (in death) while they are wronging themselves (as they stayed among the disbelievers even though emigration was obligatory for them), they (angels) say (to them): “In what (condition) were you?” They reply: “We were weak and oppressed on earth.” They (angels) say: “Was not the earth of Allâh spacious enough for you to emigrate therein?” Such men will find their abode in Hell – What an evil destination![] (97) Except the weak ones among men, women and children who cannot devise a plan, nor are they able to direct their way. (98)”
    Sura Nisa. Dont quote some thing which is out of context. Shame on the people who for their liking use quranic verses as per their needs.

  4. Shame on you people and your organization. Does your organization have courage to condemn the mass killing and mayhem caused by the united states troops in Iraq, Afganistan and Pakistan. When was the last time ICNA condemned the massacre of innocent muslims? Your organization is the most corrupt.

  5. Can we just be clear on the definition of ‘innocent’ here? Should we read this as ‘innocent muslims’ or can innocents be any human being, including infidels? Authors please clarify.

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