Islam is a religion of Peace, Not Terrorism
"I am a Muslim. I am an American. As an American Muslim, I want to
my deep sadness and anguish at the tremendous loss of life that occurred
Tuesday (September 11, 2001).
Islam is a religion of peace. Islam does not promote terrorism or the
killing of people.
I cannot sit by and let the world think that Islam is a killing
It hurts me to see what radical people are doing in the name of Islam.
These radicals are doing things that God is against. Muslims do not
If the culprits are Muslim, they have twisted the teachings of Islam.
Whoever performed, or is behind, the terrorist attacks in the United
of America does not represent Islam. God is not behind assassins.
involved in this must pay for their evil.
Hatred caused this tragedy and adding to the hatred that already exists
the world will not help. Instead, we should try to understand each
Americans are warm, loving and hospitable people, and we share many of
same values. I ask that churches and synagogues all across the nation
invite representatives of the Islamic faith into their places of
better understand Islam. This could help us all respect each other
I pray that God blesses the people and families of those who were
and our great country."
is the text of Public Statement from Muhammad
by courtesy & © 2001