The Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), a national advocacy organization for American Muslims, today condemned the terrorist attacks that took place across Paris Friday evening.
In a statement, MPAC’s President Salam Al-Marayati said:
“The attacks in Paris were horrific and despicable, and taking innocent life violates the principles of every faith. The orchestration of multiple locations and maximization of casualties shows a sinister disregard for life that is grossly at odds with any and all of us as human beings and as American citizens.
We must redouble our efforts for partnership and cooperation with law enforcement, as they have the challenging dual responsibility to neutralize any terrorist threat and also to protect communities from any backlash.
Our country must be united in this time of crisis; unity will enhance our efforts to fend off any violence extremism and preserve the values of our society.
To mitigate any attempt by ISIS in their recruiting efforts in the U.S., we are promoting programs to build resilience against their terrorist ideology.
Our prayers and condolences go out to the families and loved ones of the victims.”
MPAC also expressed condolences to the French Embassy. Later this week, MPAC along with its interfaith partners plan to visit the French Embassy as a way to express their concern and solidarity.
Founded in 1988, the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) is a non-profit advocacy group dedicated to improving public understanding and policies that impact American Muslims by engaging our government, media and communities.
The Quran is explicit about peace.War and terrorism are human failings. Some Muslims are twisting some portions of the Quran to justify their actions. For most Muslims, the callous and indiscriminate taking of human life violates Allah’s wishes.