MUSLIMS CONDEMN EXTREMISM
A compilation of condemnations by Muslims
A compilation of condemnations by Muslims
WORLD MUSLIM CONGRESS CONDEMNS MUMBAI TRAIN BOMBINGS
Dallas, Texas, July 12, 2006. - The World Muslim Congress condemned the series of train bombings in Mumbai on Tuesday evening between 6:24 PM and 6:35 PM as the people were just going home from work. The death count at this time is 174 with several hundered injured. The announcement was also made on KRVA Radio 1600 AM at 7:00 PM in Dallas by Mike Ghouse, President of the World Muslim Congress.
We pray for the victims and extend our sympathies to the bereaved families and the nation. This is a repulsive act against the people and the nation, and the perpetrators must be brought to justice. We further ask people from all walks of life to fight this menace together.
The World Muslim Congress was formed to serve Muslims and the Humanity and works towards creating a world of co-existence.
Contact: Mike Ghouse (214) 325-1916
MikeGhouse@gmail.com and email@example.com
All Muslim organizations have condemned this act, some of them are as follows:
(At the very bottom was my Radio talk)
Mumbai, July 12(IndianMuslims.info) The latest figures from Mumbai are that over a hundred people were killed in the multiple bomb blasts on local commuter trains. Once again Indian Muslims find themselves nervous about what the coming days will bring. Will it be like Varanasi and Delhi, after which the whole nation rejected the politics of hate and showed to the world that India is about pluralism, or will it be like post-Godhra genocide which caused shame to every Indian.
No group has taken the responsibility of these terror attacks, and it is too soon to find out through investigation who the culprits are; but once again, the right wing parties are trying to take political advantage of this and will try to blame the Muslims. Any terrorist attack on the general public is bound to hit all Indians without making a distinction based on religion.
The Responses of the Indian Muslims to this attack against the common Indians are full of anger and shock. All Indian Muslim organizations issuing statements condemned this act as the most heinous and a crime against humanity.
Dr. Shaik Ubaid, President of Indian Muslim Council-USA, said "We condemn these heinous crimes. The perpetrators are not only just enemies of India but enemies of humanity. We are always deeply pained by such senseless acts of violence."
The AMU Network, an email network of about 6000 strong AMU alumni, released a statement strongly condemning the killing of innocent people in the Mumbai train bomb blasts today. Shaheer Khan, the moderator of the network, said "this cowardly act is a blot on the civilized society and must be condemned by all in the strongest terms."
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) also came out with a strong statement condemning the bomb blasts. CAIR is also seeking a meeting with the Indian ambassador in Washington, D.C., to offer the Muslim community's condolences for the loss of lives.
In a statement by the Washington-based Islamic civil rights and advocacy group, it was said:"These senseless and brutal bombings, like similar attacks in London and Madrid, must be condemned and repudiated by people of all faiths. Those who carry out such crimes only serve to harm any cause they claim to represent. We offer our sincere condolences to the loved ones of those killed or injured and call for the swift apprehension and prosecution of the perpetrators."
The statement issued by the Association of Indian Muslims of America (AIM) strongly urged the government of Maharashtra and India to "leave no stone unturned to identify and apprehend the terrorists responsible for this heinous crime, and to bring them to justice."
Indian Muslim Council also called on the Indian government to arrest the perpetrators of this terrorist act. They demanded swift justice and maximum penalty under the law.
Private individuals were also quick to show their anger on this incident. Several email messages were sent to Muslim mailing lists sharing the shocking news and commenting on the ugliness of the politics that has taken this form.
Zubair Jafri, son of Ehsan Jafri who was killed in the Gujarat riots of 2002, says that no cause can justify any killing. He emphasized that recurring barbaric crimes are committed by only a few but hundreds of people end up paying for it by their lives.
Mr. Mirza A. Beg who lives in USA, in an email to Indian Muslims mailing list, noted "It is also a reflection of our utter failure to tame our split personality. As individuals we suffer and grieve and perhaps throw a few crumbs through a charitable organization, but as a society we create conditions through our governments to be duplicitous, and cruel while claiming to be good. "
He urged not to become complacent and do whatever we can so that tragedies like this are not repeated. He writes "Just as we have learned to put our personal family tragedies behind we put this behind as well, and the dance of death and destruction continues in our name. We are guilty of silence."
Dr. Mustafa Kamal Sherwani of Zanzibar University, Tanzania sees an opportunity in this tragedy. He writes in an email message sent to various mailing lists "This heart-rending occurrence has once again provided the people of the country an opportunity to emerge as a single unit and one integrated force to face such challenges, and confront them with a renewed determination and resolve."
Almost everyone hoped that politics will once again take a back seat to let the process of healing and law enforcement do their work. IMC-USA expected that the Indian Government will not let political parties and religious groups, which do not believe in pluralism and secular democracy, exploit this situation.
In this difficult time Indian Muslims are standing shoulder to shoulder to not only condemn the terrorist act, but also in sympathy and a resolve to not let this issue disturb India's tradition of pluralism.
IMC-USA gave voice to all Indian Muslims' feeling with their statement that "We stand in sympathy with the families and friends of those who lost their lives and call on all Indians to join together and condemn this violence against innocent civilians."
Mr. Kaleem Kawaja, president of AIM urged all Indians to join in pledging that we will not allow the cowardly terrorists to disturb the timeless multi-religious, multi-ethnic, secular structure of the Indian nation.
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CAIR CONDEMNS MUMBAI BOMBINGS -
Group seeks meeting with Indian ambassador to offer condolences(WASHINGTON, DC, 7/11/06) - The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today condemned a series of bomb attacks on suburban commuter trains serving the city of Mumbai, India, that left at least 135 dead and many more injured.
CAIR is also seeking a meeting with the Indian ambassador in Washington, D.C., to offer the Muslim community's condolences for the loss of life.In a statement, the Washington-based Islamic civil rights and advocacy group said:"These senseless and brutal bombings, like similar attacks in London and Madrid, must be condemned and repudiated by people of all faiths. Those who carry out such crimes only serve to harm any cause they claim to represent. We offer our sincere condolences to the loved ones of those killed or injured and call for the swift apprehension and prosecution of the perpetrators."CAIR also noted that the Indian Muslim Relief Committee (IMRC) is collecting donations to aid the victims of today's attacks. SEE: http://www.imrc.ws/
Indian Muslim Council-USA condemns Bombay train blasts.
July 11, 2006 Contact: Shaik UbaidTelephone: (516) 567-0783 Indian Muslim Council-USA, an advocacy group working toward safeguarding Indian society's pluralist and tolerant ethos, condemned the multiple bomb blasts in Mumbai, India on July 11, 2006.According to initial news reports received on July 11, 2006, more than 100 innocent lives were lost when multiple bomb explosions hit Bombay's busy commuter rail network during busy rush hour.Dr. Shaik Ubaid, President of IMC-USA said, "We condemn these heinous crimes.
The perpetrators are not only just enemies of India but enemies of humanity. We are always deeply pained by such senseless acts of violence. We call on the Indian government to arrest the perpetrators of this terrorist act and swiftly bring them to justice and seek maximum penalty under the law. We are confident that Indian government will not let these bombings be exploited by those political parties and religious groups that do not believe in pluralism and secular democracy. We stand in sympathy with the families and friends of those who lost their lives and call on all Indians to join together and condemn this violence against innocent civilians."Since it's launch on the anniversary of India's independence day, August 15th, 2002, IMC-USA has been actively promoting values of pluralism and tolerance amongst the Indian Diaspora in the United States.
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