ISNA Sends Condolences to the Victims of Recent Attacks

(Plainfield, IN 06/30/16) ISNA is deeply saddened and outraged by the recent attacks in Turkey, Afghanistan, Somalia and other parts of the world. We send our sincere prayers and condolences to the families of the victims of the senseless violence.

The holy month of Ramadan is a sacred time dedicated to spiritual nourishment, charity and community building. However, those who have carried out these attacks have betrayed the core teachings and values of Islam and have stolen the peace and serenity this holy month brings for Muslims around the world. Muslims are primarily the victims of terrorism rather than the perpetrators. According to the US National Counterterrorism Center, over the past five years where the religious affiliation of the terrorist was known, Muslims were the victims 82%-97% of the time. In a statement, ISNA President Azhar Azeez said: “We are deeply disturbed by the senseless acts of violence being carried out across the globe as well as nationally. These acts and those who carry them out do not belong to any religion.” We urge all our members to pray for justice, peace, compassion and love in these final days of the beloved month of Ramadan. The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) is the largest and oldest Islamic umbrella organization in North America. Its mission is to foster the development of the Muslim community, interfaith relations, civic engagement, and better understanding of Islam. – END – CONTACT: Faryal Khatri, ISNA Communications Department, 317-838-8126,