Since I am neither eloquent nor in the right mind at this time, I am going to steal from Al-Muhajabah’s collection of links of Muslims condemning terrorist attacks. I am going to start off with Al-Muhajabah’s own condemnation of the september 11 terrorist attacks:
…That whoever kills a single soul for other than a soul (killed) or for corruption in the earth, it is as though he had killed all of humanity together, and whoever saves the life of a single soul, it is as though he had saved the life of all of humanity together…(Quran Surah al-Ma’ida ayah 32)
Along with all the other Muslims of America, I join my fellow Americans today in condemning these dastardly acts of terrorism and I share the grief and sorrow of the nation. My heart goes out to the friends and families of those who are victims of this despicable act and horrible tragedy.
Obviously this seems a well-planned and well-coordinated act of terrorism and I am confident that the law enforcement authorities will soon discover the identity of perpetrators responsible for this contemptible act and bring them to task with the full force of the law.
At this moment of confusion, uncertainty and naturally highly charged emotions, I earnestly appeal to the media and the American people not to rush to judgment, as was done in the wake of the April 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. Let the response of our nation be mature and thoughtful. This is a moment of prayer and unity not of hasty reaction.
I pray to God to give strength to all of those who have suffered during this catastrophe.