British Muslim community condemn actions of extremists in Paris attack


Ahmadiyya Muslim Community leaders in Hounslow join Hounslow councillors in tribute to the victims murdered in Paris.

British Muslims have condemned the actions of extremists in the aftermath of the heinous terrorist attacks in Paris.The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community (AMC) in Hounslow joined the rest of the world to pay their respects and were shocked by the shootings and bomb blasts which killed 129 innocent people and injured hundreds more on Friday (Nov 13) night.The community expressed their heartfelt sympathies to the French nation.Councillor Hanif Khan of Hanworth Park ward who is a member of the AMC said: “We condemn the actions of extremists wherever they may be, whatever their cause.

“We are with the people of France in sharing their pain. This was an outrageous attack on the peaceful innocent members of the public and they are in our thoughts and prayers.“We consider this to be not just an attack on France but on the entire humanity and we express our condolences to the families of the bereaved and pray for the fast recovery of all those injured.“We ask the world to unite against this menace and to work to eliminate all forms of extremism.”The World Head of the AMC, the Fifth Caliph, His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, speaking from London added: “This brutal and inhumane attack can only be condemned in the strongest possible terms.

“I would also like to reiterate that all forms of terrorism and extremism are completely against the true teachings of Islam.“Our sympathies and prayers are with the victims of these attacks and all those who have been left bereaved or affected in any way.”May God Almighty grant patience to them all and I hope and pray that perpetrators of this evil act are swiftly brought to justice.”The carnage on the streets of the French capital began just before 9.30pm with multiple attacks on restaurants, bars, the Bataclan concert hall and outside the Stade de France where a football friendly was underway between France and Germany.

AMC presidents of Hounslow South and North, Mr Zaheer Khan and Mr Zia Qureshi, said: “Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of those murdered in Paris.”May God provide solace and strength to the bereaved and to their loved ones. Ameen.”In Britain, tens of thousands of people joined hands at Trafalgar Square on Saturday (Nov 14) in a moving vigil to remember the victims of the Paris attacks , while a Europe-wide minute’s silence was held on Monday (Nov 16).Leader of Hounslow council, councillor Steve Curran, also issued a statement following the terrible events in Paris.

He said: “I am deeply shocked by these horrific and brutal attacks.”Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Paris – a city close to our hearts because of Hounslow’s twinning with Issy-les-Moulineaux.”We hope our good friends there are safe and well.”Councillor Peter Thompson of Turnham Green ward, and leader of Hounslow conservatives, added: “On behalf of the Hounslow conservative group of councillors I wish to send my condolences to the people of France, particularly our twin French Town Issy-les-Moulineaux.”Our prayers and thoughts are with the whole of France at this terrible time.”