Arab League, Al-Azhar, Qatar Condemn Paris Attack

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The Arab League and Al-Azhar, Sunni Islam's most prestigious center of learning, both condemned a deadly attack Wednesday on a Paris satirical newspaper.

"Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi strongly condemns the terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo newspaper in Paris," the League said after gunmen stormed the weekly's offices killing at least 12 people and chanting "Allahu Akbar" (God is greatest).

Al-Azhar condemned the "criminal attack," saying that "Islam denounces any violence", in remarks carried by Egypt's state news agency MENA.

In a separate statement to Agence France-Presse, Al-Azhar senior official Abbas Shoman said the institution "does not approve of using violence even if it was in response to an offense committed against sacred Muslim sentiments".

Charlie Hebdo has sparked anger in the past among Muslims for publishing cartoons of the prophet Mohamed.

Qatar, which is accused of backing radical Islamic groups, expressed "strong" condemnation of the attack.

"Such acts that target unarmed civilians contradict all principles and moral and human values," the foreign ministry said in a statement.

Doha, accused of supporting radical Islamist groups in Libya and Syria, offered condolences to the French government and the families of the victims.

The International Union of Muslim Scholars, led by Doha-based controversial cleric Yusuf al-Qaradawi, also condemned the "sinful" attack, "regardless of who are the culprits and who is behind them."

It urged "French authorities and people to unite against extremism regardless of its religion or belief."

"Those who are committing such crimes aim to sow sedition," the union said.

Comments 11
Missing humble 07 January 2015, 17:03

You must go beyond a condemnation. You must say that these murderers will go to Hell.

Thumb kanaanljdid 07 January 2015, 17:24

They condemn because it didn't benefit tactically to them at that time, but it is not a moral condemnation of the act in itself.

Thumb Shidiak 07 January 2015, 19:16

Does the European union and christian religious leaders gather and condemn their own to hell when they have killed people without right?

Thumb kanaanljdid 07 January 2015, 17:25

Islam is sadly behind 99% of violences and conflicts in today's world, whether it is shia or sunni. Something is really wrong with Arabs and Muslims...

Thumb Shidiak 07 January 2015, 19:12

You do realize that the french ALONE have killed about 1 million more Muslims than Muslims have killed french? The french killed people left and right while this attack was on a newspaper that mocked Islam repeatedly.. When you mock a religion repeatedly then you put yourself at risk for an attack by fanatics. The exact same thing could have happened in the US by christian fanatics had it been christianity mocked like this. You are just a bigot and a unjust opressve person. You reason like someone with an IQ of 75. Killing people without right is something done by all religions

Thumb kanaanljdid 07 January 2015, 20:28

Well nowadays French don't praise killing of Muslims or Arabs. But Muslims do praise killing of non-Muslims and other "infidels". I am myself a Muslim living in France, but I just hate how Arabs (and Iranians) uses Islam for their hegemonic warmonger ideology.

Thumb kanaanljdid 07 January 2015, 20:30

And moreover the Charlie Hebdo magazine mocks equally Jews and Christians, but only Muslims threaten and kill.

Why violence is so much rooted in Arab-Muslim mentalities??

Thumb Shidiak 08 January 2015, 04:38

Who are you trying to fool kanandian? France is killing Muslim to this very day participating in every military campaign there is on weak Muslim countries. You say they mock equally jews and christians? LOL, just LOL. You don't sound like a Muslim, you sound like the munafiqs that Allah swt described in the Quran.

Thumb Shidiak 08 January 2015, 04:38

Infidels praise the killings of Muslims all the time, i see it all over, including when the victims are children.

Thumb megahabib 07 January 2015, 20:06

saudia is the source.

Thumb kanaanljdid 07 January 2015, 20:28

Well, I would rather say Qatar and on that case Algeria