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AMV condemns barbaric bombings in London

July 7, 2005: The American Muslim Voice (AMV) vehemently condemns the barbaric bombings in London, this morning, causing death and injury to innocent people.

We reaffirm our principled position towards acts of terror, regarding them as cowardly acts of violence irrespective of the identity of the perpetrators or their motives.

“Islam holds the sanctity of human life as Qur'an clearly states: "If anyone slays a human being, it shall be as though he had slain all mankind" (5:32).

Those who commit these heinous crimes are not following any religion or acting as human beings..

Our heart goes out to the families and friends of those who were the innocent victims of today's terrorist attacks.

We truly need to walk away from violence and start moving towards a different path by creating a culture of peace, understanding, acceptance, mutual respect and harmony. We should do everything in our power to break down all barriers and form lifelong friendships.

We all desire world peace and we can achieve it only if all of us start feeling the pain of others. John Wooden says it best, "Consider the rights of others before your own feelings, and the feelings of others before your own rights."  

Let us use this tragedy to stand united and say no to the terrorists irrespective of their identity.