Muslim imams refuse to bury London murderers

This video from Britain says about itself:

29 March 2017

London [Westminster Bridge] AttackAhmadi Muslim Women Gather On Westminster Bridge To Condemn

Fariha Khan, 40, a GP from Surbiton, said: “The feeling of what happened here on Wednesday was really strong. We thought of the ordinary people who were here and were mown down, standing here like this, it was very overwhelming.”

Translated from Dutch NOS TV:

London imam does not pray for perpetrators of attack: ‘they hijack our faith’

Today, 07:45

“They should not pretend to represent Islam. The three attackers claim to represent us, but there are more than 3 million Muslims in Britain.” Shayk Yunus Dudhwala is an imam and often preaches in a mosque in East London, where the perpetrators of Saturday’s attack also are from.

He is one of the British Islamic leaders who refuse to say traditional Islamic prayers for the attackers. Over 130 of them have signed a statement. …

“I work at Royal London Hospital and we have received twelve victims. I arrived shortly after midnight. I saw two people who were in a bad condition and my first thought was: if you are a human and you have a heart then you should not make others suffer in this way.”

From the site of the Muslim Council of Britain, that statement:

Over 130 Imams & Religious Leaders from diverse backgrounds refuse to perform the funeral prayer for London attackers in an unprecedented move

5 June 2017

Imams and religious leaders from across the country and a range of schools of thought have come together to issue a public statement condemning the recent terror attack in London and conveying their pain at the suffering of the victims and their families.

In an unprecedented move, they have not only refused to perform the traditional Islamic prayer for the terrorist – a ritual that is normally performed for every Muslim regardless of their actions – but also have called on others to do the same. They said:

“Consequently, and in light of other such ethical principles which are quintessential to Islam, we will not perform the traditional Islamic funeral prayer over the perpetrators and we also urge fellow imams and religious authorities to withdraw such a privilege. This is because such indefensible actions are completely at odds with the lofty teachings of Islam.”

For the full statement and list of signatories, see below.

Notes to editors:

The Muslim Council of Britain is the UK’s largest Muslim umbrella body with over 500 affiliated national, regional and local organisations, mosques, charities and schools.

Key contacts for the statement:

– Shaykh Yunus Dudhwala: +44 7931 735206⁠

– Sheikha Selina Begum Ali: +44 7946 270169

– Ustadha Rehana Sadiq: +44 7715 139834

– Imam Qari Asim: +44 7816 667282

– Sheikh Asim Yusuf: +447817 569 272

Muslim Imams and religious leaders condemn the Manchester and London terror atrocities and urge fellow Imams to refuse to perform Islamic funeral prayers for the terrorists

“We, as Muslim Imams and religious leaders, condemn the recent terror attacks in Manchester and London in the strongest terms possible. Coming from a range of backgrounds, and from across the UK; feeling the pain the rest of the nation feels, we have come together to express our shock and utter disgust at these cold-blooded murders.

We are deeply hurt that a spate of terror attacks have been committed in our country once more by murderers who seek to gain religious legitimacy for their actions. We seek to clarify that their reprehensible actions have neither legitimacy nor our sympathy.

Though at no time is it acceptable, that such ruthless violence was perpetrated during the season of Ramadan, in which Muslims worldwide focus on pious devotion, prayer, charity and the cultivation of good character, demonstrates how utterly misguided and distant the terrorists are from our faith and the contempt which they hold for its values.

Alongside our friends and neighbours, we mourn this attack on our home, society and people, and feel pain for the suffering of the victims and their families. We pray to God that the perpetrators be judged in accordance with the gravity of their crimes in the hereafter. Their acts and wilful dismissal of our religious principles alienates them from any association with our community for whom the inviolability of every human life is the founding principle (Q.5:32).

Consequently, and in light of other such ethical principles which are quintessential to Islam, we will not perform the traditional Islamic funeral prayer for the perpetrators and we also urge fellow imams and religious authorities to withdraw such a privilege. This is because such indefensible actions are completely at odds with the lofty teachings of Islam.

These vile murderers seek to divide our society and instil fear; we will ensure they fail. We implore everyone to unite: we are one community. In the face of such dastardly cowardice, unlike the terrorists, we must uphold love and compassion.

Such criminals defile the name of our religion and of our Prophet, who was sent to be a mercy to all creation.

We commend our police and emergency services – with whom we stand shoulder to shoulder – for their rapid response, arriving at the scenes while risking their own lives to protect the victims and public. Their response exemplifies the courage, humanity and honour we must exhibit in such difficult times.

We pray for peace and unity, and for all the victims of terror both at home and across the globe, who are targeted, irrespective of their faith.”

7 thoughts on “Muslim imams refuse to bury London murderers

  1. Wednesday 7th June 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

    by Felicity Collier

    SALMA YAQOOB is living in fear for her and her family’s life following the terror attack in London, she admitted yesterday.

    Formerly the Respect party’s leader, she is standing as an independent candidate for the Bradford West constituency in tomorrow’s general election.

    Labour candidate Naz Shah took the seat, which has a large Muslim community, from Respect’s George Galloway in 2015.

    Until now Ms Yaqoob had chosen to remain silent in order to focus on local campaign issues, but yesterday she reported incidents of social media abuse and attacks on her supporters.

    She said that the incidents made her “sick to the stomach,” and she condemned those who had used people’s tragic deaths to “score cheap political points.”

    The online abuse, which targeted her personally, relates to honour killings and accusations of anti-semitism.

    Ms Yaqoob claimed threats have been directed at her family and supporters since the start of her campaign.

    A supporter had a window smashed for displaying a campaign poster and in another case tyres were slashed on a car which carried her poster, she said.

    She said that actions such as these has led to her supporters to take down their posters at night.

    The incidents have been reported to the authorities.

    In a Facebook post Ms Yaqoob made her position clear: “I have championed women’s rights and freedoms, condemned honour killings, stood against racism in all its forms — including anti-semitism — and will continue to do so throughout my life.

    “I have never and will never support honour killings in any shape or form.”

    She added: “As a candidate running for election, I cannot control who attends events or hustings I am invited to, who shakes my hand or sits at my table at a dinner.

    “I have no control over who votes for me or doesn’t. But I do have control over whether I choose to fight or walk away.

    “I am staying. I am fighting for the people of Bradford West so they can have a fair chance to escape tribal and mob politics — which a minority engage in to the detriment of the majority.”,-says-Muslim-candidate#.WTf2lNykIdU


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