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Furman’s Muslim Student Association releases statement on Paris terrorist attacks

The Muslim Student Association at Furman has released the following statement in reaction to the terrorist attacks that took place in Paris Friday night:

“The Muslim Student Association (MSA) at Furman University and its Faculty Advisor Dr. Akan Malici from the Political Science Department are horrified by the terrorist attacks that took place in Paris, France on Friday. We, as Muslims at Furman University, just like Muslims anywhere, condemn these horrific acts of violence. We pray for the victims and their families and we stand together with the victims and the people of France and we have and will stand together with whoever is affected by such crimes. We wish that perpetrators of these crimes will be brought to justice.

We agree with the statements issued by the leading Muslim Organizations in America, the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) and the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA). Their statements are here:

ICNA Horrified by the violent events in Paris

http://www.isna.net/isna-condemns-terrorist-attacks-in-paris.html

We are Muslims and our Islamic values are values of justice, compassion and love.  Violence and killing is abhorrent to Islam and as Muslims we believe that the taking of one innocent life is equal to the killing of all of humanity. The terrorists who are committing barbarous acts like those in Paris, are not only enemies of the West, they are enemies of humanity. We will continue to be committed to do whatever we can against terrorists who are acting in the name of religion and bringing havoc to humanity.”

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