Sunday 15 November 2015
Our good friend Monawar Hussain, who came to talk to a large audience in Wychwood Library last year about 'Islam - mainstream or extreme', has issued the following statement this weekend:
FROM THE OXFORD FOUNDATION
Paris terrorist attacks utterly despicable
The following statement has been issued by Imam Monawar Hussain, Founder, The Oxford Foundation, following the terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday, 13th November 2015:
“We are deeply shocked and saddened to witness the appalling acts of violence perpetrated against innocent civilians enjoying an evening out with their friends and families in Paris.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families, friends and the people of France.
“Many will be asking how do we defeat those committed to such acts of cowardly violence against unarmed civilians? We will defeat the scourge of contemporary terrorist movements through being absolutely united in the values that underpin our societies – democracy, freedom, rule of law, human rights and compassion for the vulnerable.”