New York- The Charlie Hebdo murders are exceedingly injurious to Muslims and non-Muslims alike. We grieve the twelve human lives that were lost, among which two Muslim victims are included. The overwhelming majority of Muslims worldwide are saddened by the events, outraged by the crime, and exhausted of defending our religion and stating over and over that, really, Islam does not condone violence, murder or terrorism in any way. The most prominent Muslim organizations internationally such as CAIR, Al Azhar in Egypt, and the Arab League, which is formed by 22 Muslim-majority states, immediately condemned the crimes and expressed their condolences for the victims.

Paola Garcia is a writer and translator from Chihuahua, Mexico.