Friday, July 6, 2007

Muslims Condemn London Plot

Friday, July 06, 2007

Dallas, Texas. Friday, July 6, 2007. The bombing at Glasgow and attempted bombing last week in London are unequivocally condemned. Redress of grievances of any kind through terrorism is not only uncivilized but patently un-Islamic.

Some Muslim physicians from Middle-East and India have been accused and arrested. It is an abomination for any one to hurt innocent lives. It is especially egregious for physicians, whose obligation is to save lives, instead of destroying innocent lives that happen to be in the vicinity of their bombs.

Terrorism is condemnable irrespective of nationality or religion of the perpetrators. It is particularly painful to us as Muslims when Muslims are involved in such dastardly acts; our condemnation becomes even stronger.

We urge that after due process, those involved be treated as criminals and murderers that they are. They should be prosecuted and punished as they deserve. Please do not give them a religious label, as it diffuses the focus from criminality of few to many who have no part is such dastardly acts. We urge Muslims to be vigilant and help the authorities to prevent such evil acts that not only injure humanity, but do even more injury to the moral ethos of Islam.


1. Mike Ghouse (214) 325 -1916 –
2. Mirza A. Beg –
3. Dr. Mohammad Omar Farooq -
01. World Muslim Congress -
02. Muslim Canadian Congress, -
03. United Muslims of America, California -
04. Texas Muslim Political Task force -
05. Peace Initiative, New Delhi, India -
06. UMA Interfaith Alliance, California -
07. Islamic Research Foundation, Kentucky - http://WWW.IRFI.ORG
08. British Muslims Coalition - In the comment section below
09. Institute of Islamic Studies, India -
10. Center for Study of Society and Secularism -
11. Free Muslim Coalition Against Terrorism
12. Muslim Legal Fund of America -
13. American Journal of Islam, NY -
14. International Centre for Applied Islamics, India
15. Muslims for Progressive Values -
Organizations represented by:
01. Mike Ghouse, Mirza A. Beg & Dr. Omar Farooq, WMC
02. Farzana Hassan, Muslim Canadian Congress
03. Shafi Refai, United Muslims of America
04. Dr. Inayat Lalani, Texas Muslim Political Task force
05. Yousuf Saeed, Peace Initiative
06. Iftekhar Hai, UMA Interfaith Alliance
07. Ibrahim Syed, Islamic Research Foundation,
08. Dr. Asghar Ali Engineer, Institute of Islamic Studies
09. Ibrahim Abdul Mu'min , Free Muslim Coalition Against Terrorism
10. Khalil Meek, Muslim Legal Fund of America
11. Dr. Javid Jamil, International Centre for Applied Islamics, India
12. Dr. Mahdi Tourage, American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences
13. Hakim Rushdan - Ansars, Inc
14. Ani Zonneveld - Muslims for Progressive Values
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  1. TMPTF (Texas Muslim Political Task force) joins WMC in condemning the London bomb plot and takes especial umbrage about the fact that many of the alleged plotters belong tothe noble healing professions.
    An incredibly more powerful but completely wholesome, legal, peaceful and admirable tool for redresss of grievances does indeed exist in the Western Democratic societies and that tool is called the ballot. Regrettably only about one in ten Muslims in Texas who could be voting in any election actually do exercise their franchise; the figures nationwide could not be very different. TMPTF is dedicated to the ideal of full registration and full voting by Texas Muslims. If we took full advantage of this sacred right, there would be no place for violence as a tool to settle scores (what settling, and what scores, anyhow?). Support TMPTF's "Smart Voter Campaign" and watch miraculous changes in the public policies unfold in 111th Congress!

    Inayat I. Lalani


    If the suspects are guilty they must be brought to Justice, no matter what religion they profess.


    British Muslims denounce attacks

    LONDON: Muslim groups in Britain, reacting to failed car bomb attacks in London and Glasgow, launched a campaign Friday to declare that terrorism is "not in our name" and contrary to Islamic teaching.

    Prime Minister Gordon Brown said he believed the police were making rapid progress in their investigation.

    "From what I know, we are getting to the bottom of this cell that has been responsible for what is happening," Brown said in an interview with British Broadcasting Corp. television.

    "Now of course it's got to go to court, police have got to continue their investigation, but I want people to know that we have acted very quickly, the authorities have acted very quickly, to deal with potential future incidents."

    In Australia on Friday, the police seized computers from two hospitals as they explored connections between a doctor arrested there and the British plotters.

    The Muslims United coalition placed advertisements in British national newspapers praising the emergency services as "courageous" and hailing the government's "calm and proportionate" reaction to the crisis.

    The "not in our name" theme was borrowed from mass protests in Britain against the invasion of Iraq.

    The ads also quoted the Koran: "Whoever kills an innocent soul, it is as if he killed the whole of mankind. And whoever saves one, it is as if he saved the whole of mankind."

    Organizers set up a Web site,, to promote its message.

    In Australia, the police seized computers and other material from hospitals in the Western Australia state capital of Perth and the outback mining town of Kalgoorlie as they investigated connections to the British plot.

    The Australian federal police commissioner, Mick Keelty, said computers were thought to contain evidence relating to Mohammed Haneef, an Indian doctor who was arrested Monday in Brisbane.

    "There are a number of people now being interviewed as part of this investigation; it doesn't mean that they're all suspects, but it is quite a complex investigation and the links to the U.K. are becoming more concrete," Keelty said in Canberra.

    In the BBC interview, Brown said he had spoken to Prime Minister John Howard of Australia about the investigation, but gave no details.

    The eight suspects who were arrested following the attack at the Glasgow airport Saturday, in which two men crashed a gas-laden Jeep Cherokee into the terminal, and two failed car bombings a day earlier in London were all foreigners employed in the National Health Service.

    Investigators are working to trace their connections.

    Brown said the British public could expect to face intensified security checks in the weeks ahead.

    "Crowded places and airports, I think people will have to accept that the security will be more intense," Brown said.

    "We have got to avoid the possibility - and it is very, very difficult - that people can use these crowded places for explosions.

    "It is going to be difficult for people, and I do think people will understand," Brown said. People want to know "first and foremost that they are going to be secure when they are in a crowded place," he added.



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Planned Muslim Response to Qur'an Burning by Pastor Jones on September 11 in Mulberry, Florida

August 19, 2013| Dallas, Texas

Mike Ghouse
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Mirza A Beg
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We as Muslims plan to respond to pastor Terry Jones' planned burning of 3000 copies of Quran on September 11, 2013 in positive terms.

Our response - we will reclaim the standard of behavior practiced by the Prophet concerning “scurrilous and hostile criticism of the Qur’an” (Muhammad Asad Translation Note 31, verse 41:34). It was "To overcome evil with good is good, and to resist evil by evil is evil." It is also strongly enjoined in the Qur’an in the same verse 41:34, “Good and evil deeds are not equal. Repel evil with what is better; then you will see that one who was once your enemy has become your dearest friend.”

God willing Muslims will follow the divine guidance and pray for the restoration of Goodwill, and on that day many Muslim organizations will go on a “blood drive” to save lives and serve humanity with kindness.

We invite fellow Americans of all faiths, races, and ethnicities to join us to rededicate the pledge, “One nation under God”, and to build a cohesive America where no American has to live in apprehension, discomfort or fear of fellow Americans. This event is a substitute for our 10th Annual Unity Day Celebration ( held in Dallas, but now it will be at Mulberry, Florida.

Unwittingly Pastor Jones has done us a favor by invigorating us by his decision to burn nearly 3000 copies Quran on September 11, 2013. Obviously he is not satisfied by the notoriety he garnered by burning one Qur'an last year.

As Muslims and citizens we honor the free speech guaranteed in our constitution. We have no intentions to criticize, condemn or oppose Pastor Terry Jones' freedom of expression. Instead, we will be donating blood and praying for goodness to permeate in our society.

We plan to follow Jesus Christ (pbuh), a revered prophet in Islam as well as Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) – that of mitigating the conflicts and nurturing good will for the common good of the society.

We hope, this event and the message will remind Muslims elsewhere in the world as well, that violence is not the way. Muslims, who react violently to senseless provocation, should realize that, violence causes more violence, and besmirches the name of the religion that we hold so dear. We believe that Prophet Muhammad was a mercy to the mankind, and we ought to practice what we believe and preach. We must not insult Islam by the negative reactions of a few.

We can only hope it will bring about a change in the attitude of the followers of Pastor Jones, and in the behavior of those Muslims who reacted violently the last time Pastor sought notoriety – We hope this small step towards a bridge to peaceful coexistence would propel us towards building a cohesive society.

Like most Americans a majority of Muslims quietly go about their own business, but it is time to speak up and take positive action instead of negative reaction. May this message of peace and goodwill reverberate and reach many shores.

Lastly, we appreciate the Citizens of Mulberry, Florida, Honorable Mayor George Hatch, City Commissioners, police and Fire Chiefs for handing this situation very well. This will add a ‘feather of peace’ in the City’s reputation. We hope Mulberry will be a catalyst in showing the way in handling conflict with dignity and peace.

We thank the Media for giving value to the work towards peace rather than conflict.


Thank you.


The people in Dallas are making an effort to understand and clean their own hearts first, when we are free from bias, it would be easy to share that with others. Islam teaches us in so many ways to "respect the otherness of others" and it is time we find simple practical ways of doing it.