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Islamic Center of Abcd
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Islamic Center joins Muslims around the world in mourning Paris attacks
CUPERTINO, California-November 13, 2015 -The Islamic Center of (FILL IN NAME OF YOUR MASJID OR ISLAMIC CENTER) mourns the horrific loss of life in today's attacks in Paris.
As Muslims, we reaffirm our belief, as emphasized in the Quran, that whoever kills one life, it is as if they have killed all of humanity, and whoever saves even one life, it is as if they have saved all of humanity (Chapter 5: Verse 32).
"This tragedy has touched the world," said Imam (NAME OF YOUR IMAM OR LEADER). "We call on Muslims in Paris and all across France not to fear and hide, but to step forward and assist in all efforts to help the injured, find the lost, and comfort those suffering from shock and pain."
We are distressed to learn that the politically-motivated extremists claiming responsibility for the attack are justifying their deeds in the name of our faith.
Islam condemns all forms of barbarity, murder, and attacks on innocent people. Muslims, scholars and laypersons the world over have, do, and will continue to condemn these and any extremists that use Islam to justify their actions, which, under Islamic laws and teachings, would be punished strictly in a court of law.
We call for peace, healing, and justice for the victims, as well as an end to violence against the innocent in any and every part of the world.
We pray for light, guidance, and hope at this time of great darkness.