Islamic Center Condemns Attacks on Samarra and Holds Memorial

June 13, 2007

Author: The office of Imam Hassan Al-Qazwini

Source: Islamic Center of America

The office of Imam Hassan Al-Qazwini, spiritual leader of the Islamic Center of America, issued the following statement today:

“Once again, terrorists have proven their cowardice by attacking the holy and magnificent shrine of Imam Ali Al –Hadi and Imam Hassan Al-Askari, may the peace and blessings of God be upon them.

"We express our deepest condolences and sorrow to o

ur beloved Prophet Muhammad, the awaited Imam, Al-Mahdi, the respected scholars of Islam, and the Muslim community at large.

"The Islamic Center of America condemns – with utmost certainty – this heinous crime and urges the Iraqi government and coalition forces to pursue the perpetrators and hold them accountable for the atrocious crime they have committed.

"Additionally, we urge the Iraqi people to demonstrate the highest level of self-restraint, refusing to allow these terrorists to ignite a civil war between peace-loving Sunni and Shia Muslims in Iraq.

"The Islamic Center of America will commemorate this tragic event by holding a special memorial Thursday, June 14th at 7pm. We invite all Muslims, as well as all freedom-loving people and members of the press, to join us during this event."