Niagara Foundation’s and Fethullah Gulen’s Statements on Paris Terrorist Attacks

Niagara Foundation’s Statement

Niagara Foundation vehemently condemns the terrorist attacks in Paris on November 14, 2015. Violence against civilians is never justified and our prayers and condolences go out to all those affected by these atrocities. We are saddened to hear about the great number of dead and wounded and we pray that the French authorities will resolve this quickly and help victims receive the care they need.

As members of a global community, we all must unite against hatred and violence and not lose our faith in peace. At this moment, Niagara Foundation reiterates its condemnation of any and all forms of brutality and terror and stands with Paris in this dark time.

Fethullah Gulen’s Statement

New York, November 14, 2015 – I strongly condemn the brutal terrorist attacks across Paris, France in the evening of Friday, November 13, that resulted in the deaths and dismemberment of hundreds of innocent people.

Every terrorist activity, no matter where they occur, is a blow to the peace and tranquility of humanity everywhere. These revolting acts of terrorism are attacks not only against people of France but against universal human values that we all share and against human solidarity.

On this occasion I reiterate my categorical condemnation of all forms of terror regardless of its perpetrators or their stated purposes. No terrorist activity can ever be condoned on any grounds.

I send my deep condolences to the victims’ families, loved ones and the people of France.

I pray that God leads all humanity to a world of peace and tranquility. I invite everyone to join me in this prayer and act in solidarity against all forms of terrorism and in the effort to establish peace around the world.

About Fethullah Gulen

Fethullah Gulen is an Islamic scholar, preacher and social advocate, whose decades‐long commitment to interfaith tolerance and altruism has inspired millions in Turkey and around the world. Gulen is the honorary chairman of the Foundation of Journalists and Writers, Istanbul, Turkey.

See the original statement at Alliance for Shared Values here.

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