A Statement Concerning the Latest Security Conditions in Canada

In the name of Allah, the All-Merciful, the Mercy-Giving.

All praise is due to Allah. Peace and blessings be upon our master Muhammad and upon his family and his companions.

Islam is a call for peace.

Almighty Allah said “Allah calls to the abode of peace.”

The media carried news that Canada declared the discovery of a terrorist group that had the intention of carrying out acts of sabotage in Canada. This group is said to be Muslim. Thus, we would like to lay emphasis on the following:

First, we strongly condemn these acts, ideas, and motives and declare their contradiction with the Islamic values that call for human coexistence and tolerance and definitely prohibit all sorts of transgression against souls and properties.

Second, we would like to commend and appreciate the efforts of the Canadian government and how it treats Canadian Muslims.

Third, we commend the spirit of coexistence and tolerance that distinguishes the relation between different segments of the Canadian people, Muslims and non-Muslims, as one people, one state, and one nation with no distinctions between its citizens on religious or ethnical basis as we noticed during our visit to Canada.

Fourth, we call upon Muslims to condemn strongly these ideas, acts, and behaviour and to stand as one solid rank in the face of this terrorist minority that distorts the image of Islam and Muslims. We also call upon the Canadian government and people to avoid generalisation in their discourse and to be assured that Muslims are good citizens, for their religion raises no problem with regard to coexistence and integration under the law and mutual respect. Lastly, we would like to express our solidarity with the Canadian people with its different classes and components of all religions against any behavior that calls for violence and hatred and threatens security and social peace.