French Muslim Brotherhood Condemation Of Shootings Echoes Standard Themes
March 21, 2012
The Union des Organisations Islamiques de France (UOIF) has issued a condemnation of the shootings in France that echoes standard Global Muslim Brotherhood themes about terrorism. A Google translation of the statement reads as follows (minor edits for clarity):
The UOIF wishes to reiterate its pain and strong condemnation of the killings inToulouse and Montauban , which have devastated the country. The UOIF resubmits its condolences to the families of victims and reiterates its dismay at these abhorrent acts. This affliction is especially strong and bitter that the alleged offender, by his claims, holds hostage the Muslim religion and all his followers. Recall that terrorism and the killing spree have no religion. The UOIF reminds the total membership of Muslims in France to the values that underpin the Republic. Muslims in France prove on a daily basis their commitment to citizenship. The UOIF calls on all our fellow citizens not to succumb to panic and stigmatization of Muslims, amalgam that would feed Islamophobia .These events isolated, as dramatic as they are, must not jeopardize the deep work undertaken to improve togetherness and peace in our country. The UOIF urges public authorities to broadcast a talk of peace and cohesion and hope that everything possible will be made to save all places of worship and denominational grouping.
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Related Topics: Interfaith, Islamic Law (Shari'a), Lobby Groups, Multiculturalism
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