Muslim Community Prays for Victims of Norway Attacks - UK Press

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THURSDAY 28 JULY 2011 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MUSLIM COMMUNITY PRAYS FOR VICTIMS OF NORWAY ATTACKS

Prayers were offered by members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association for the victims of the Norway terrorist attack. 30,000 delegates attending the Ahmadiyya Muslim Convention –Britain’s biggest annual Islamic gathering- in Hampshire heard speaker after speaker condemn the attacks in the strongest terms.

The terror attacks in Oslo and Utoeya island were a tragic reminder of the attack on Ahmadiyya Muslim mosques a year ago in Lahore where 86 people were killed and more than 100 injured.

The world Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, said:

“May God grant patience to the people of Norway and particularly to those who have been directly affected by this tragedy and may He also guide those who plot such hateful acts to the error of their ways.

There are so many conflicts taking place in the world today and so it is imperative that we all pray for humanity and for world peace.”

Rafiq Hayat, National President Ahmadiyya Muslim Community UK said:

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the families who have lost their loved ones. Every single act of terror and extremism strengthens our resolve to stand united against perpetrators of hate and violence. We stand shoulder to shoulder with Norway in the fight against extremism.

“As a community that has also been subjected to an onslaught of violence and terrorism, we share Norway’s pain and pray for peace.”

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