Rabat - The French Council of the Muslim Faith (CFCM) issued a statement today condemning"with the utmost determination" the "barbaric" attack on the offices of the weekly French satirical paper Charlie Hebdo,which killed 12 people.
Rabat – The French Council of the Muslim Faith (CFCM) issued a statement today condemning”with the utmost determination” the “barbaric” attack on the offices of the weekly French satirical paper Charlie Hebdo,which killed 12 people.
In a communiqué published on its official website, CFCM said that this attack is also an attack”against democracy and freedom of the press.”
“Our heartfelt thoughts are with the victims and their families, to whom we express our total solidarity in the terrible ordeal that affects them,” wrote the Council.
The Council called on the Muslim community to show the utmost vigilance against possible manipulation of Islam from groups associated with extremists of any kind.
In a separate statement, the Union of Islamic Organizations of France (UOIF), an organization with close ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, condemned “in the strongest terms this criminal attack, and these horrible murders.”
In a video posted on YouTube, Hassen Chalghoumi, imam of the Drancy mosque in Paris’s Seine-Saint-Denis northern suburb, also denounced the attack, saying he is extremely angered by the murders and called the attackers criminals and barbarians.
“They have sold their souls to hell. This is not freedom. This is not Islam and I hope the French will come out united at the end of this,” he added.
Edited by Timothy Filla