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CAIR Calls on Imams to Condemn Terror

CAIR today echoed a call by British Muslim groups for prayer leaders (Imams) at mosques around the nation to dedicate their Friday sermons (khutbas) to condemn terrorism and promote peace and interfaith harmony. The Washington-based Islamic civil rights and advocacy group recommended that sermons be based on CAIR’s “Not in the Name of Islam” petition designed to disassociate Islam from the violent acts of a few Muslims. The “Not in the Name of Islam” petition states: “We, the undersigned Muslims, wish to state clearly that those who commit acts of terror, murder and cruelty in the name of Islam are not only destroying innocent lives, but are also betraying the values of the faith they claim to represent. No injustice done to Muslims can ever justify the massacre of innocent people, and no act of terror will ever serve the cause of Islam. We repudiate and dissociate ourselves from any Muslim group or individual who commits such brutal and un-Islamic acts. We refuse to allow our faith to be held hostage by the criminal actions of a tiny minority acting outside the teachings of both the Quran and the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him.”



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