The European Commission of Islamic Centers is following with great concern the current events in Europe between action and reaction, which require prudence and wisdom. In this context, the Commission strongly condemns the painful terrorist attack that took place in the center of the Austrian capital, Vienna, which resulted in the death of several people.
This heinous crime is rejected and denounced by every sane person, regardless of his creed, gender or color.
Killing the human soul is one of the greatest crimes that necessitate the hatred and wrath of God, and Islam protects the blood of all human beings, and threatens those who assaulted innocent souls with the most severe punishment. It is as if he had killed all of the people, and whoever saves her, it is as though he had saved all people.” Surah Al-Ma’idah, verse 32
The criminal behavior of the perpetrators of the terrorist attack by attacking the innocent and terrorizing the innocent, represents the most heinous, most heinous and most condemnable crime, and it is a crime to stir up sedition and corruption in the land, even if its owners claim that they are committing these barbaric crimes in the name of religion, because that contradicts religion. Entirely.
Terrorism is a deadly epidemic that must be confronted, and that it does not respect the sanctity of religion or homeland, and does not care about the big or the small, and that it aims to harm people and the country in every place and time, and we warn against falling into the trap of the crime of linking religion with terrorism.
Despite the ugliness of the act, in the middle of the event and within it, the chivalry of the Palestinian Muslim youth (Osama Khaled Joudeh), who carries the values of citizenship by saving some police as a religious and humanitarian duty, appeared, and it is a strong message of Islam’s innocence of hatred and terrorism. And to his owner and his noble family.
Islam is a religion of peace, and that man is honored in Islam regardless of his religion, color, race, and gender. Islam considers all people as one family with its diversity and differences, and it affirms a fundamental fact that the difference between people exists and continues for eternity by a wise divine will, and that the call to acquaintance that it says Islam is a call to respect diversity, and to respect human dignity, regardless of differences.
We reaffirm our firm position rejecting extremism, extremism and terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, regardless of the reasons, motives and beliefs.
On this occasion, the commission offered its sincere condolences to the families of the victims and to the government and people of the Republic of Austria, and wished a speedy recovery for the injured.
We ask God Almighty to spare the whole world the scourge of terrorism and extremism, from any side and whatever its slogans.