In utter disregard for the Quranic injunction to protect churches (22:40-41), and in contempt of Muhammad’s peaceful message of honoring the property of other faiths, Al-Qaeda (recently) murdered nearly 60 worshippers assembled at Our Lady of Salvation Church in Iraq. As an American belonging to the peaceful Ahmadiyya Muslim community, I unequivocally condemn these heinous acts. For the perpetrators of this brutal crime against humanity I hope for swift justice. For the family and friends of the murdered and injured I pray for peace.
Atif M. Malik, M.D., Gilbert
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