All of us at AlJumuah Magazine strongly condemn the terrorist attacks that were perpetrated against innocent civilians in Paris, France. What has occurred in Paris is a bestial crime masterminded and carried out by people who do not understand Islam, do not represent Islam, and are pursuing an agenda that has nothing to do with Islam or the just causes of Muslims.
Some may ask, and it is a valid question, why are we speaking out only on this attack while attacks with greater civilian casualties occur regularly in the Muslim world both from within and without. Our response is twofold – one, that two wrongs do not make a right – one does not correct injustice by perpetrating more injustice. And two, we are clarifying these are not representatives of our faith or ourselves.
We at AlJumuah extend our sympathy to all victims of this barbaric attack and pray for a world of peace, justice, and understanding.