The Islamic Society of Central Pennsylvania

Islamic Society of Central Pennsylvania condemns the Florida Nightclub Shooting

In the name of God the Merciful, the Forgiving
On behalf of the Muslim community of State College, we would like to express our shock, sorrow, and condemnation of the murder of 50 people on the morning of Sunday, June 12, 2016,  in Orlando, Florida.
The Qur’an, Islam’s revealed text, states: “Whoever kills a person [unjustly]…it is as though he has killed all mankind. And whoever saves a life, it is as though he had saved all mankind.” (Qur’an, 5:32)
Islam teaches us to act in a caring manner to all of God’s creation.
Like everyone else, we are searching for answers and trying to understand why and how this happened, and what caused it to reach this point.
Our thoughts, prayers, and condolences are with the families of the deceased and the injured.
Especially during this month of Ramadan, a time of deep spirituality, compassion, self-control, and generosity, we are horrified by this action.
As proud Americans, we reiterate our commitment to peace, safety, and security of our nation, as well as our solidarity with fellow Americans.

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  1. This disappointing spineless reaction seems like an epidemic on all the official Islamic websites from the US. When was the last time you openly condemned the legalization of gay marriage, or abortion? May Allah reward the true martyrs who stand for truth like solid oaks and are harsh with the disbelievers! La ilaha ilAllah. We agree extremism is bad but I for one have not a speck of sympathy for the vile creatures of that night club who were sent to hell this year. My love is only for the sincere slaves of Allah.

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