March 18th- “Atlanta Spa Shootings”
Letter to the Editor
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Letter Title: “Atlanta Spa Shootings“
Eight people were shot to death at three massage parlors in the Atlanta area on Tuesday evening, raising fears that the crimes may have targeted people of Asian descent. Such an attack, race or gender based, serves no purpose other than to destroy the peace of a society and to bring devastation to the community and the wider world.
My religion Islam condemns violence and extremism. The Holy Quran proclaims “that whosoever killed a person — unless it be for killing a person or for creating disorder in the land — it shall be as if he had killed all mankind.” [5:3] Prophet Muhammad said, “There is no superiority of an Arab over a non-Arab, or of a non-Arab over an Arab, and no superiority of a white person over a black person or of a black person over a white person, except on the basis of personal piety and righteousness.”
The worldwide spiritual leader of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Caliph to Messiah Ahmad, HisHoliness Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad said, “Another principle of Islam to develop peace is that we should not tolerate injustice towards others or for their rights to be usurped. In the same way that we would not accept for our own rights to be taken, we should not be willing to accept it for others.” As member of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, I condemn the use of violence on the innocent and my thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victim of this horrific crime.
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Our deepest sympathies to the families and friends of the #victims of the horrific shooting in #Atlanta yesterday. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. #StopAsianHateCrimes #StopAAIHate pic.twitter.com/LuPxUyJBf0— Muslims For Peace (@muslimsforpeace) March 18, 2021
#Islam condemns violence and #extremism. The Holy #Quran proclaims “that whosoever killed a person — unless it be for killing a person or for creating disorder in the land — it shall be as if he had killed all mankind.” (5:3) #Atlanta #StopAsianHateCrimes #StopAAIHate pic.twitter.com/yZu5zmF5j6— Muslims For Peace (@muslimsforpeace) March 18, 2021
We condemn the use of #violence on the innocent and our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims of the horrific attacks on the #Asian community in #Atlanta. #StopAsianHate #StopAsianHateCrimes pic.twitter.com/4uKj1WAcN8— Muslims For Peace (@muslimsforpeace) March 18, 2021
Prophet #Muhammad's anti-racist message from the 7th century still resonates today. #StopAsianHate #StopAsianHateCrimes #Atlanta pic.twitter.com/ni9WkUYVSC— Muslims For Peace (@muslimsforpeace) March 18, 2021
Islam is against all forms of racism, bigotry, and injustice. #StopAsianHate #StopAsianHateCrimes pic.twitter.com/m9wDEJlFGA— Muslims For Peace (@muslimsforpeace) March 18, 2021