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MUSLIM SCHOLARS AND INTELLECTUALS CONDEMN ATTACKS IN NEW YORK AND WASHINGTON
In the Name of Allah, Most Beneficent, Most Merciful
The undersigned, leaders of Islamic movements, are horrified by the events of Tuesday 11 Sept 2001 in the United States which resulted in massive killing, destruction and attack on innocent lives.
We express our deepest sympathies and sorrow. We condemn, in the strongest terms, the incidents which are against all human and Islamic norms. 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 [wizr] of another" (Surah al-Isra 17:15).
We also decry the targetting of the faith of Islam and its followers before the investigation determines the culprits. The condemnation should be limited to them - who ever did it - and not extended to others [meaning the Muslims of the world].
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