The Federation of Islamic Organisations in Europe (FIOE) condemns the horrific murder in London

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The Federation of Islamic Organisations in Europe (FIOE) expresses its deep condemnation for the murderous attack on a British soldier in London, according to reports. The Federation shares with the family of the victim and the British people their feelings of sorrow and concern regarding this tragedy that took place in such a horrific manner.

Attacks such as these are, definitely, criminal acts to be condemned, and cannot be justified. Moreover, it is not acceptable to connect them to any faith, belief, or social constituents, as terrorism has no religion.

With this painful incident, the Federation of Islamic Organisations in Europe (FIOE) renews its position of rejecting aggression and violence in all forms, while reminding of the clear teachings of Islam that forbid killing and taking of life, violating the safety of the public, and terrorising societies.

The Federation values the statements of condemnation and rejection issued in this regard by British Islamic bodies, and expresses its sadness regarding reports of attacks on mosques and innocent British Muslims.

The Federation expresses its confidence in the ability of British society to stand together and in solidarity in the face of criminal acts that cannot be allowed to disturb social peace, or to be used as an excuse to incite hatred and fuel racist campaigns against the Muslims.

Brussels, 23 May 2013

The Federation of Islamic Organisations in Europe (FIOE)