IAS Anti Terrror Statement

Posted on: 2017-04-30

IAS Anti-Terror Statement                                                          April 27, 2017

The Islamic Association of Saskatchewan (Saskatoon) Inc., upholding normative Islamic moral principles and spiritual precepts as contained in both the Holy Qur’an and the Sunnah of the Prophet (Peace be Upon Him), unequivocally condemns terrorism and categorically rejects violent extremism in all its forms, and those individuals or groups espousing violence to advance certain goals.  Such indiscriminate conduct, irrespective of those who commit violent acts of terror or those targeted by violent acts of terror, is contrary to the teachings of Islam which uphold the sanctity of human life in all its diversity.  Only principled actions based on justice, reconciliation, and peace can bring about an end to terrorism and create the conditions for lasting, sustainable, and peaceful relations based on mutual respect and acceptance.