American Muslim Organizations Condemn London Bombings

July 21, 2005

Source: The Washington File

On July 21, 2005 The Washington File (a publication of the U.S. state department) reported, "Muslim organizations across the United States have condemned the terror attacks that hit London July 7 and July 21 with strong statements that violence runs counter to the tenets of Islam. 'To those who seek to divide us through fear or hatred, we will not allow the voices of hate to defeat the voices of unity and goodwill,' the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) said in a statement after the July 7 London bombings." The article mentioned condemnations by the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, Muslim Students Association of the United States, the Coalition of Islamic Organizations of Chicago, the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), local organizations like the Islamic Center of North America, located in Michigan, and the Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California. The article concluded, "Numerous other Muslim organizations have released statements similar to those quoted above, most of which highlight the peaceful nature of Islam and call for Muslims to unite in prayer for the victims of the 'barbaric' attacks. Full statements of condemnation can be found on the ISNA Web site."