"Terrorists are the Dogs of Hell”
Official statement of Minhaj-ul-Qur'an International UK regarding last night’s attacks in London
We are deeply saddened to hear of the recent series of brutal attacks on innocent members of the public in London going about their ordinary lives. We condemn such attacks in the strongest possible terms. We pray for those who have been killed or injured, and send our deepest sympathies to their families. We applaud the prompt actions of the police and emergency services, who truly do us all proud. These terrible acts are an affront to common values of decency and civilised behaviour, and do not represent any group or religion.
It is even more incumbent in the wake of this spate of incidents that we stand together, undivided and in solidarity, as British people and proud Londoners. It is the desire of the perpetrators to cause division and discord between different communities, but they will never achieve their wicked aims. We hope the perpetrators will be quickly found and subject to the criminal proceedings.
We believe It is the duty of all responsible citizens and of civil society to not just condemn these acts, but to combat extremism in all its forms, countering its ideological foundations and dealing with the factors that produce such blood thirsty and cruel individuals. There is never any excuse or pretext for terrorism, and all terrorists, according to the pure teachings of Islam, are the dogs of Hell (Tirmidhī, 5:226, #3000; Ahmad, 5:256, #22262; al-Hākim, 2:163, #2655; Bayhaqī, 8:188; Cf. Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri, Fatwa on Terrorism & Suicide Bombings, p.321).