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Terror Supporting Islamists Issue "A Joint Muslim Statement On The Carnage In Orlando" - 'Nothing At All To Do With Islam'
June 16, 2016
MIM:A Quranic verse on the website of the Islamic Center of Muslim Friends aka The Islamic Center of Fort Pierce which jihadi killer Omar Siddiqui Mateen attended for 13 and a half years:
AAL-E-IMRAN (THE FAMILY OF 'IMRAN, THE HOUSE OF 'IMRAN)
"We will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve, because they set up with Allah that for which He has sent down no authority, and their abode is the fire, and evil is the abode of the unjust."
On behalf of the American Muslim community, we, the undersigned, want to extend our deepest condolences to the families and friends of the victims of the barbaric assault that occurred early yesterday morning at Pulse, an LGBTQ nightclub in Orlando, Florida. We unequivocally say that such an act of hate-fueled violence has no place in any faith, including Islam. As people of faith, we believe that all human beings have the right to safety and security and that each and every human life is inviolable.
We know that, given the tenor of the times, some will associate this tragedy with the religion of the perpetrator. While we may never learn conclusively what motivated this misguided individual, many news sources claim that he was motivated by his faith, which would be a reprehensible distortion of Islam adding the religion to the long list of innocent victims in this callous crime. Any such acts of violence violate every one of our Prophet's teachings. For Muslims, that this carnage occurred in the blessed month of Ramadan—a month of charity, introspection, and self-purification—only adds to the foulness of this enormity.
Since September 11, 2001, many Muslims have been victims of collective guilt; yet, numerous Americans of good conscience have stood by their fellow citizens, despite differences in faith or lifestyle, including many members of the targeted community. Difference is no justification for violence. While most American Muslims adhere to a strict Abrahamic morality, the Quran is clear that its injunctions apply only to Muslims who choose to follow them: "There is absolutely no compulsion in religion." In America, individuals are at liberty to pursue happiness as each sees fit; it is our cherished political right. Those of us who live in this country, irrespective of our beliefs, must respect the equality of all Americans under the laws of the land.
We feel compelled to state that it is an egregious offense against the culture and laws of America—as well as Islam's—to place collective guilt on an entire community for the sins of individuals. "No soul bears the sins of another," says the Quran.
Three days ago, Americans honored the memory of one of the greatest and most beloved men in American history: Muhammad Ali, who was a devout Muslim. The Islam Muhammad Ali followed is one of love, tolerance, and respect for all. American Muslims everywhere felt that he ended, once and for all, the vacuous claim that one cannot be both Muslim and American.
We, as American Muslims, follow the openhearted and inclusive Islam of Muhammad Ali and completely reject the hatred, provincialism, and intolerance of those who trample upon the rights of others, besmirching and defiling the name of Islam. The criminal who took the lives of dozens of patrons of the Orlando nightclub and injured many others was an aggressor, plain and simple. The Quran says, "Do not be brutal or commit aggression, for surely God does not love brutal aggressors."
There are extremists in America and abroad who view the world through a Manichean lens: American Manicheans want Americans to see themselves as entirely "good" and all Muslims as entirely "evil." Muslim Manicheans want Muslims to see themselves as entirely "good" and all Americans as entirely "evil." This is a catastrophic recipe for unrelenting violence, and it must be rejected: We will not allow the extremists to define us, mold us in their benighted image, or sow the seeds of discord among us. We are one people, so let us all in good conscience and human solidarity reject this extremist narrative and assert our shared humanity and mutual respect for the sanctity of all human life.
Shaykh Abdallah Bin Bayyah - President, Forum for Promoting Peace Hamza Yusuf - President, Zaytuna College Sherman A. Jackson - King Faisal Chair of Islamic Thought and Culture, USC Siraj Wahhaj - President, Muslim Alliance in North America (MANA) Umar F. Abd-Allah - Resident Scholar, Chicago, IL Mustafa Ceric - Grand Mufti Emeritus Zaid Shakir - Co-Founder, Zaytuna College Yasir Qadhi - Dean, AlMaghrib Institute | Assistant Professor, Rhodes College Yusuf Islam - Philanthropist / Singer & Composer Mohamed Magid - Executive Religious Director, All Dulles Area Muslim Society(ADAMS) Abdullah bin Hamid Ali - Senior Faculty , Zaytuna College Abdullah Hakim Quick - Resident Scholar, Islamic Institute of Toronto Aisha al-Adawiya - Founder, Women in Islam Inc. Muhammad Al-Ninowy - Founder & President, Al Madinah Institute Tamara Gray - Founder, Rabata Inc. Mohamed Elsanousi - Director of the Network for Religious and Traditional Peacemakers Naeem Baig - President, ICNA Waleed Basyouni - VP, AlMaghrib Institute Yaser Birjas - Imam, Valley Ranch Islamic Center Omar Suleiman - Resident Scholar, Valley Ranch Islamic Center Oussama Jamal - Secretary General, US Council of Muslim Organizations Dalia Mogahed - Co-Author, "Who Speaks for Islam? what a Billion Muslims really think" Azhar Azeez - President, ISNA Afifi al-Akiti - KFAS Fellow in Islamic Studies, Oxford University Altaf Hussain - Vice President (US), ISNA / Associate Professor, Howard University Mazen Mokhtar - Executive Director, The Muslim American Society (MAS) Maha Elgenaidi - Executive Director, ING Khalid Latif - Executive Director, The Islamic Center at New York University Yasir Fahmy - Senior Imam, Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center Imam Zia - Executive Director, MakeSpace Nihad Awad - National Executive Director , The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) Noman Hussain - Imam & Resident Scholar, Islamic Society of Milwaukee Afroz Ali - Founder & Director, Al-Ghazali Centre, Australia Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) Emerge USA Abdul Nasir Jangda - President, Qalam Institute Linda Sarsour - Co-founder/Director , MPower Change Yassir Fazaga - Religious Director, Orange County Islamic Foundation Faisal Hamid Abdur-Razak - President, Islamic Forum of Canada Tahir Anwar - Faculty, Zaytuna College Aisha Subhani - Board Member, Zaytuna College Fouzan Khan - Director, Reviving the Islamic Spirit (RIS) Munir El Kassem - President & Founder, Islamic Institute for Interfaith Dialogue Hamid Slimi - Chairman & Imam, Canadian Centre For Deen Studies / Sayeda Khadija Centre Shahed Amanullah - Co-Founder, Affinis Lab Muslema Purmul - Chaplain, Institute of Knowledge (IOK), California Hazem Bata - Secretary General, ISNA Dilshad D. 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Antepli - Imam, Duke University Khalil Abdur-Rashid - President and Founder of Yaqeen Seminary for Advanced Studies of Islam in America Muhammed Al Ahari - Editor in Chief, Magribine Press Niaz Hannan - Religious Director, Islamic Center of South Jersey, Muslim Chaplain, Drexel University Irfan Shuttari - Board Member, Michigan Muslim Community Council Yama Zachariah Azar - Representative, Southern California Afghan Community Chris Blauvelt - Founder & CEO, Launchgood.com Aamir Nazir - Imam, Muslim Community of Folsom, CA Lateef ur Rahman - Imam, Islamic Society of Tracy, CA Vaseem Faria Ansari - Director, Houston Islamic Speakers Bureau Karim khayati - Co-Founder , American Muslim Institute Azra Hussain - President, Islamic Speakers Bureau of Arizona Zehra Wamiq - Founder/Director, Delaware Valley Speakers Bureau Nuha Alfahham - Co-director , ILEARN, ING affiliate Khalil Meek - National Executive Director , Muslim Legal Fund of America Shabana Shakir Ahmed - Tours & Talks Chair, Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati Aida Mansoor - President, Muslim Coalition of Connecticut Reza Mansoor - President, Islamic Association of Greater Hartford M. Rajaullah Quraishi - Past President, MCC Chicago Shakila T Ahmad - Board President, Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati Ismaeel Chartier - Imam, Islamic Association of Cincinnati Tehseen Lazzouni - Director, Islamic Speakers Bureau of San Diego Adnaan A Waseem - Teacher, Muslim Society Institution Ahsen Waseem - Imam/instructor , Furqaan Foundation/Academy Minhajuddin Ahmed - Imam and Resident Scholar, DarusSalam Foundation Azfar Uddin - Imam, Islamic Foundation North Yasir Nadeem - Director , Darul Uloom Online Saad H. 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Sbenaty - Chair, Outreach Committee, Islamic Center of Murfreesboro Usman Akhtar - Imam, Islamic Society of Western Connecticut | Danbury Masjid Abdul Aziz Bhuiyan - Chairman , Hillside Islamic Center Mohammed Wasim Khan - Mufti, Madrasah Islamiah/ ISRA Foundation Zaid Khan - Instructor , DUA Institute Asif Uddin - Instructor, Darul Qasim Abdul Hakim Hamid - Imam , Muslim Community of Florida Mohibullah N. 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Masri Esq. - Legal Director, Council on American-Islamic Relations, Michigan Feryal Salem - Professor , Hartford Seminary Mohammad Fazili - Predident, Islamic Center of Williamson County Zaynab Salman - Board Member, Deen Intensive Foundation Mohammad Motiur Rahman - Ustaaz, Baitul Hamd (Ideal Mother Organization) Irfan Ahmad Khan - Director, Association for Qur'anic Understanding Nemat Moussavian - Board member, Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati Ayesha Sultana Ali - Member Board of Directirs, Muslim Community Center Muhammad Ilyas - Sh, Darul Quran was Sunnah Walead Mosaad - Resident Scholar, Sakina Collective Dawud Walid - Executive Director , CAIR-MI Nawzad Hawrami - Secretary, Board of Trustees, Salahadeen Center of Nashville Osama Abuirshaid - National Policy Director , American Muslims for Palestine Nemat Moussavian - Board member , Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati Saad Khan - Instructor, Darus Suffah Khalid Nasr - Imam, Islamic center of new England, Quincy Syed Ali - Director, Islamic Speakers Bureau-Dallas/Fort Worth Eid Farha - President, Islamic Center of Ann Arbor Rizwan Ali - Shaykh, Islamic Center of Naperville Fahd Syed - Administrative, United Muslim Masjid Eamaan Rabbat - Board member and Director of Ribaat Academic Institute, Rabata Ismail Elshikh - Imam, Muslim association of Hawaii Ibrahim Sultan-Ali - President, Board of governors of Pleasant View School Ibad Wali - Instructor, Darul Uloom New York Mohamed Salem - Muslim US citizen, Muslim Saadia Mian - Board Member , Rabata Noor Raheemullah Hasan - Executive Director , Muslim Women's Alliance Nadiah Mohajir - Co-Founder & Executive Director, HEART Women & Girls Azra Baig - Vice President, American Muslim Council PAC Alicia Strong - President , Wesleyan Muslim Student Association Akber Khan - Quran Instructor, Cordoba House Majed Sabke - Imam, MIA Najah Bazzy - CEO, Diversity Specialists Nadeem Siddiqi - Chairman, Muslim American Society Humaira Salehi - Mr., Farmington valley American Muslim Center Mohammad Ali Chaudry, Ph.D. - President, Islamic Soc of Basking Ridge Fatina Abdrabboh, Esq - Executive Director , Arab American Anti Discrimination Committee Hafiz Muhammad Mustafa - Imam, Jamia Masjid Boonton Rizwan Jaka - Chair, Board, All Dulles Area Muslim Society(ADAMS) & Board Member, ISNA JAVED ALI - Founder ILLUME / Urban Halal Islamic Institute of Orange County California Islamic University Margari Hill - Programming Director Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative (MuslimARC) Johari Abdul-Malik - Dar al-Hijrah Islamic Center, Falls Church, Virginia Taneem Aziz - President, Muslim Community of Northeast Tennessee Asif Umar - Imam/Director of Religious Affairs, Islamic Foundation of Greater St. Louis Yama Niazi - Imam, Islamic Society of Santa Barbara Islamic Center of Boise Adnan Durrani - CEO American Halal Co, Inc Eram Uddin - Board Member, Beacon Foundation Hamdullah Sayedi - Imam, Sacramento Afghan Community and Religious Center Debbie Almontaser - Board President, Muslim Community Network NY Faraz Rabbani - Executive Director, SeekersHub Global Omar Mohammedi - Adjunct Professor, Fordham Law School Mehnaz M. 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Islam - Ustadh, Darul Uloom Detroit/Instructor Aasim Rashid - Founder, Principal, Al-Ihsan Educational Foundation Shaikh Siddiq - Shaikh, Houston Muslim Group Idris Abdus Salam - Resident Scholar, Darul Islah Asra Ali - Board member, Mecca Center Asif Umar - Mufti/Imam, Islamic Foundation of Greater St. Louis Muhammad Quadir - CEO, Discover Islam Hussein Ata - MAS-ICNA Convention Chair, Board Member MAS Aisha Yaqoob - Executive Director, Georgia Muslim Voter Project Najiyah Maxfield - Board Member, Rabata Alam Chowdhury - President, Trustees, Darus Salam Masjid Yusufi Vali - Executive Director, Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center Arman Chowdhury - Assistant Executive Director, MUNA Adil - BROTHER, ICNVA Nuren Haider, esq. - Candidate, Candidate for Orange County Commission District 1 Asra Hamzavi - Psychiatrist , Hamzavi Psychiatry & Wellness Center Mohammad Farhan - Mufti, Co-founder/Director, Children of Adam Inc. | Director, Muslims on Long Island Inc. Imraan Siddiqi - Executive Director, Council on American Islamic Relations - Arizona Mohammed Mohiuddin - Administrator , Baytul-Iman Academy Mohammad Islam - Imam/President , Masjid Attaqwa Abdullah Faaruuq - Imam, Mosque for Praising of Allah OMER RANGOONWALA, ESQ. - Director, Islamic Education Center (IEC) Sayeed Siddiqui - President, Muslim Youth of North America Faisal Mohamed Siddiqi - Member, Masjid Mustafa Sulaiman Saleem - Resident scholar , Institute of Islamic Education Saba Maroof - Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist , Institute of Muslim Mental Health Fasahat Hamzavi - President, Board of Directors , Islamic Association of Greater Detroit Maheen Khan - Member, ICNE Sharon Kristin Szremski - Director of media and communications, American Muslims for Palestine Abdullah Jaber - Imam, Masjid Al Farooq & Masjid Omar Abdelghader OULD Siyam - Imam, Islamic Society of Greater Dayton, Ohio Afaf Turjoman - Director, Islamic Speakers Bureau, Santa Barbara Atif Fareed - Chairman , American Muslim Community Centers Arwa Diab - Physician, AUC Muhammad Hamadeh - President, The Mecca Center Mohammed Awad - Orthopedic Surgeon, OSF Siraj Mowjood - Board Member, Impact So Cal Qutaibah J. Abbasi - Imam, Duncanville Islamic Center Muaaz Hassan - Research & Special Projects , CAIR Florida Azhar Subedar - Spiritual Director , Purposefullife.us Glory Ali - Quran Teacher, weekend school, Islamic Society of Central Jersey SHAIKH SHAFAYAT - Ameer and Principal, Darul Uloom Institute / Florida USA Shakeel Mehdi - Board Member (Director of Outreach, Civic Engagement) , Board Member, Islamic Association of Carrollton, Greater Dallas Asian American Chamber of Commerce Hafsa Khan - Principal, Islamic School of Trenton Omar Patel - Community Leader / Activist, Al-Bir Mosque - Central Florida Johari Abdul-Malik - Imam, Dar al-Hijrah Islamic Center Qutaiba Albluwi - Imam of Muslim Community Center of Kingston Farhan Syed - Member, All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) The National Council of Nigerian Muslim Organizations, USA Qazi - Principal , Nawal Academy Cathy Morrow - Revert Muslim , Al-Bir Mosque - Central Florida Joohi Tahir - Executive Director, MUHSEN Fatima Sadaf Saied - President, Muslim Women's Organization Fahad Mirza - TV Program Director, AL-Hikmat TV Eman Rashid - Education Admin., MRI Institute Sheikh Azhar Nasser - Imam , Islamic Education Center Inayat Walli - President, Husseini Islamic Center of Florida Bassem Chaaban - Executive Director, American Islam Timothy J Gianotti - Associate Professor, Renison University College, University of Waterloo, and the Islamic Institute for Spiritual Formation, Toronto Anas Shaikh - Imam & Resident Scholar, Islamic Organization of the Southern Tier Hassan Shibly - Chief Executive Director, CAIR Florida Alaa Youssef - President, Upper Westchester Muslim Society Muslim Center of Somerset County Susan Douglass - K-14 Education Outreach Coordinator, Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Georgetown University Hussam Ayloush - Executive Director, CAIR-LA Halil Atas - CEO North East Islamic Community Center Zahra Billoo - Executive Director, CAIR San Francisco Bay Area Shamudeen - Imam, ICNEF Volkan Yildirim - Religion Instructor, Lehigh dialogue center Fatima Sultan - Executive Director, Zanbeel Art Inc. Ahmed Gomaa - President of the Board, Scranton Chapter, Islamic Association of North Eastern PA Sedin Agic - Imam, Islamic Center of Bowling Green KY Suleyman Eris - President, Respect Graduate School Hesham A. Hassaballa - Writer, "God, Faith, and a Pen" Osama Mulki - Director, Islamic Center of Lawrence, Kansas Baha Safadi - Chairman, Citizens Advisory Board for Fair and Impartial Policing Asthma Zaidi - Professor, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences A K Tayiem - President of Islamic center of Leavenworth Kamil Mufti - Resident Scholar/Imam, Islamic Foundation of Peoria American Center for Outreach Karen Dabdoub - Executive Director, CAIR-Cincinnati Islamic Center of Boston Basim Elkarra - Executive Director, CAIR Sacramento Valley MUSLIM FORUM OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST (MFPNW) Sumaiya Ahmed - Co-Founder, Greater Detroit Muslim-Jewish Solidarity Council M. Ashraf Shaikh - Chairman BOT ISLAMIC CENTER OF NORTHEAST FLORIDA Nihat Yesil - President/Imam, The Blue Mosque [Houston] Fozia Saleem-Rasheed - Neonatologists, William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Michigan Fouad Khatib - President, Muslim Community Association, Santa Clara, CA M. J. Khan - President, Islamic Society of Greater Houston (ISGH) Joohi Taher - Executive Director, MUHSEN Sumaiya Ahmed - Co-Founder, Greater Detroit Muslim-Jewish Solidarity Council Bilal Elsakka - Director of Tarbiya and Religious Services, MAS Community and Youth Center - Elk Grove Tahir U. Abdullah - Assistant Director of Spiritual Life & Advisor for Muslim Affairs, The University of Chicago Danielle LoDuca - Writer and founder, YourAmericanMuslimNeighbor.com Tabish Hasan - Founder, Muslim Ad Network Muhammad Musri - President, Islamic Society of Central Florida Jacob Bender - Executive Director , CAIR – Philadelphia Chapter Sarwat Husain - President, CAIR-TX Bilal Ankaya - Imam/Director of Interfaith Dialogue, The Institute of Islamic and Turkish Studies and Ezher (bloom) Mosque Aamer Ahmed - President, MA'RUF Mustafaa Carroll - Executive Director, CAIR-TX, Houston Chapter Hamid Khan - Deputy Director, The Rule of Law Collaborative and Adjunct Professor, University of South Carolina Michael Wolfe - President, Unity Productions Foundation Alex Kronemer - CEO, Unity Productions Foundation Faisal Qazi - Vice President, The Whitestone Foundation Mustapha Elturk - Ameer, Islamic Organization of North America IONA Dalia F Fahmy - Assistant Professor of Political Science , LIU Manzoor Ghori - Majlis Member, ISNA Shamira Chothia Ahmed - Co-Founder, The Rahmah Foundation Jawaad A. Rahman - UPF, Director of Development Khurrum Wahid - National Chairperson, Emerge USA Ubaydullah Evans - Executive Director, American Learning Institute for Muslims Patricia Anton - Executive Director, Alanur Mohammad Iqbal Al-Nadvi - President | Executive Director , Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) Canada | Al-Nadwa Institute Danielle LoDuca - Director, TheHatebusters.org Masuma Virji - Co-Founder, United Muslim Foundation Ahmed Niazy - Co-Founder, Message For Mankind Jamal Hassouneh - Board of Directors, Aisha Cultural Center Tariq Rasheed - Imam, Islamic Center of Orlando Roohe Ahmed - Board Member , The Rahmah Foundation KHIZR MOHAMED - Director, Al-Haya - Muslim Youths AbdulRehman Chaudary - President, Muslim Center of Somerset County Hajira Shujaat - Outreach Chair , Muslim Women's Organization Hasan Khan - Executive Director, Straight Path Capital Inc Abdul Rahman Waheed - Co-Founder, Principal , Michigan Islamic Institute Naiyerah Kolkailah - President, Islamic Society of SLO County Umer Ahmad - Board Member, SouthWest InterFaith Team (SWIFT) Illinois Roofi Ahmed - Board Member, Noor Islamic Cultural Center Shabbir Motorwala - Co Founder, Coalition of South Florida Muslim Organizations Shamshad Ahmad - President, Masjid As-Salam, Albany, NY Mahmoud shalash - Imam, ISLAMIC center of Lexington Khalid J. Qazi - Founding President, Muslim Public Affairs Council of WNY Faisal Ahmad - Director, The Fiqh Institute Michele Ouansafi - Principal, Nooran Islamic School Pembe Yasarlar - Director of Education , Crescent Academy International Mohammed Mohiuddin - Chairman, Board of Trustees, Islamic Society of Frederick Aasim Rashid - Founder, Principal, Al-Ihsan Educational Foundation Aida Aminzai - Co-founder , Blessed Tree Foundation Yama Niazi - Imam, Islamic Society of Santa Barbara Abrar Malik - Imam/Mufti, Masjid AlFalah Qurat Mir - Board, Founding Member , Rabata Leila Duric - Women's Affairs Coordinator, Bosnian-American Islamic Cultural Center Kashif Abdul-Karim - Imam, Muhammad Islamic Center of Greater Hartford Suzan El-Rayess - Director of Development, Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center Mohammad Jafari - Mufti, Resident Scholar and Lecturer Masuma Virji - Co-Founder, United Muslim Foundation Muhammad Sattaur - Executive Director, Imam Ghazali Institute Shakiel Humayun - President, NYC Muslim Center Yahya Momla - Imam, BCMA, Masjid Al-Salaam and Education Centre Shabina Ahmed - M.D., Johns Hopkins Community Physicians Sahar Shaikh - President, Muslim Women's Organization of FL Mohamed AbuTaleb - Imam, Islamic Association of Raleigh Tufail Ahmed - Scholar, Al-Bilal Academy | Senior Teacher, Hollings Youth Association Co Founder Salmaan Parkar - Sheikh, Australian Islamic College Maliha Sheikh - Learning Coach/Programs Coordinator, Sanad Trust Foundation Salman Malik - President, Association of Pakistani Physicians of New England Azhar Dalal - Board Member, Islamic Center of Greater Miami Oliver Muhammad - Senior Imam, As Salaam Islamic Center of Raleigh Hamad Ali Rashid - Imam , California Islamic Center Hafez El Assali - Board Member, Islamic Center of N.E. Florida Hajira Shujaat - Outreach Chair , Muslim Women's Organization Adam Soltani - Executive Director, CAIR - Oklahoma Chapter Omar Mohammedi - President, Association of Muslim American Lawyer | Professor, Fordham Law School Vilma Lopez- VP, Latino Muslims of Chicago Zahir Bacchus - Principal, Lote Tree Foundation Mohamed M. Elgamal - Chairman, Islamic Association of Raleigh (IAR) Saad Tasleem - Instructor, AlMaghrib Institute