Condemnation of Terrorism: Day 3

From the islamicity website:

(WASHINGTON, DC – 9/11/2001) – The American Muslim Political Coordination Council (AMPCC), today condemned the apparent terrorist attacks in New York and Washington and offered condolences to the families of those who were killed or injured.

The AMPCC statement read in part:

“American Muslims utterly condemn what are apparently vicious and cowardly acts of terrorism against innocent civilians. We join with all Americans in calling for the swift apprehension and punishment of the perpetrators. No political cause could ever be assisted by such immoral acts.”

Leaders of the American Muslim Political Coordination Council (AMPCC) held a meeting in Washington, DC, on Tuesday, September 11, 2001, to issue the following points related to the terrorist attacks:

1) We assert unequivocal condemnation based on our religious values and our identity as American Muslims;

2) We do not need to defend every maniacal incident emanating from the Muslim world or the Muslim community, just as other religious groups need not defend their extremists;

3) We offer compassion to the victims and solidarity with all Americans in the face of danger;

4) Notwithstanding the disbelief that anyone following the faith of Islam could commit such a heinous crime, we condemn the act regardless of the identity of the perpetrators;

5) We deplore the irresponsible reporting that twists the realities and complexities of the Muslim world in order to project only anti-American sentiment during this disturbing period when we are all attempting to move beyond the state of mourning for the national tragedy;

6) We warn against opportunists who will exploit the misery and hysteria of the public in order to promote a political agenda aimed at tarnishing the name of Islam and Muslims;

7) We should not diminish our resolve to be active in protecting the civil liberties of all Americans and struggling for justice both locally and globally;

8) We need to organize activities to help the victims medically, psychologically and in every other way we can.

(Found via Al-Muhajabah.)

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4 thoughts on “Condemnation of Terrorism: Day 3”

  1. Zack, I think this IS a good idea. Not because you are under any obligation, of course, but rather as a numerically illustrative excercise. You have enough material for months of daily postings if you use Al Muhabajahs page.

    One thing I also suggest is that you screen them for so-called “qualified” condemnations. Thats a common critique leveled at any such attempt to educate about how muslims denounce terror – that the denunciations are half hearted or token. If you are extra strict in how you choose these, there wont even be atrace of supposed wavering that these critics can latch onto.

  2. Aziz makes a good point. There probably are some weaker statements in there; I was trying to collect as many as possible and wasn’t strict in screening them.

    Samizdata.net thought that they must be fake or unrepresentative, while some Freepers fisked the first three, decided they didn’t contain a real apology (and that’s apology not condemnation) and dismissed the whole thing.

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    A few days ago, in a surly and defiant mood, I decided to post a condemnation of terrorism from Muslims daily. My readers thought I didn’t have any obligation to condemn terrorism. As it turned out, that was a decision…

  4. Condemnation of Terrorism: The End

    A few days ago, in a surly and defiant mood, I decided to post a condemnation of terrorism from Muslims daily. My readers thought I didn’t have any obligation to condemn terrorism. As it turned out, that was a decision…

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