London: Rafiq Hayat, National President, Ahmadiyya Muslim Community UK, has condemned the ruthless attack by gunmen on the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris today.
“We are deeply shocked by this atrocity that has taken 12 lives and injured scores more. We offer our condolences to the family of the victims and those left bereaved.
“Under no circumstances does Islam permit a person to take the law into his own hands. It is never right to mock the sensitivities of any religion; nevertheless, there is absolutely no justification in Islam for violent response to any provocation.
“It is hoped that the perpetrators of today’s attack are swiftly arrested and brought to justice with the full weight of the law.
“It is a great source of regret that such violent acts and terrorist activities continue to be associated with Islam – despite the fact they have nothing to do with Islam’s true teachings.