HOPKINTON, MA–Shaykh Agha Mehdi Ali, Imam for the Islamic Masumeen Center of New England, released a statement, condemnin violence in Paris, Baghdad and Beirut.
“The entire community of the Imamia Muslim Foundation of New England, Hopkinton, Massachusetts condemns, in the strongest possible terms, the recent acts of violence and senseless murders in Paris, France (129 dead), Baghdad (26 dead), and Beirut (26 dead),” the statement said. “Such unthinkable and barbaric acts of violence cannot be justified on any religious, rational, or moral grounds. In our collective opinion, the individuals or groups who perpetrate these heinous crimes do not represent any religion, civilized thought, or practice.”
He said the American Muslims stand in solidarity with the people of France, Iraq, and Lebanon—and with all those citizens of the globe who believe in universal peace, freedom, and justice for all people.
“As members of the Shia Muslim community of New England, we offer our heartfelt condolences to the families of the deceased. May Allah the Almighty grant us the strength to eliminate evil from the face of the earth. May He also give the affected communities the courage to recover from these tragedies. Amen,” the statement said.
The Islamic Masumeen Center of New England is located at 115 Wood St., Hopkinton, MA. For more information, visit: www.islamicmasumeen.org.