Islam and violence
Statements by Muslim individuals and
groups condemning terrorist attacks
Condemnations from Muslim sources against terrorists:
A common complaint among non-Muslims is that Muslim religious authorities do not condemn terrorist attacks. The
complaints often surface in letters to the editors of newspapers, on phone-in radio shows, in Internet mailing lists, forums, etc. A leader of an evangelical Christian para-church group, broadcasting over Sirius Family Net radio, stated that he had done a thorough search on the Internet for a Muslim statement condemning terrorism, without finding a single item.
Actually, there are lots of fatwas and other statements issued which condemn
attacks on innocent civilians. Unfortunately, they are largely ignored by newspapers, television news, radio news and other media outlets.
The following essays describe a small percentage of statements condemning terrorism that have been made, but not widely published.
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Copyright © 2005 & 2010 by Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance
Originally posted: 2005-JUL-30
Latest update: 2010-FEB-09
Author: B.A. Robinson