“Not in my name” – Muslims speak out against Paris attacks conducted in the name of Islam


Source: Telegraph

Muslims have taken to Twitter to show support for Parisians affected in the attacks, and to show that the terrorists are not a part of Islam after the attacks in Paris on Friday night.

There were seven apparently co-ordinated terrorist attacks in the French capital on Friday night, and Isis took responsibility for the violence.

People from all around the world, of all religions, have taken to social media to show solidarity with the French.

Muslims have used social media to demonstrate that they want no part in the extremism and violence that terrorists commit in the name of Islam.

The hashtags #NotInMyName and #IAmAMuslim are being used to say that extremists will not be tolerated and their messages of hate contradict the messages of peace that Muslims want to promote.

Muslim leaders from around the world have also condemned the attacks.

Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani has condemned the attacks, calling them a “crime against humanity”.

He said he would postpone his plan to visit France as part of a wider European trip this weekend.

Joko Widodo, the leader of Indonesia,which is the world’s most populous Muslim country has spoken out against the attacks.

He said his nation “condemns the violence that took place in Paris.”

In the UK, leader of the Muslim Council of Great Britain Dr Shuja Shafi, condemned the attacks “in the strongest possible terms,” labelling them “horrific and abhorrent”.

“My thoughts and prayers for the families of those killed and injured and for the people of France, our neighbours. This attack is being claimed by the group calling themselves ‘Islamic State’. There is nothing Islamic about such people and their actions are evil, and outside the boundaries set by our faith.”

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