AHLUL BAYT SOCIETY
We were so sorry, distraught, and pained to have heard of the brutal and atrocious killing of Father Jacques Hamel. Please accept the Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society's deepest condolences, and know that we stand in solidarity, mourning, and prayer along side the Catholic community as we remember the tragic murder of Father Jacques Hamel who was performing Mass before this horrific tragedy took place, and we condemn the attackers vociferously, and pray for peace and harmony and unity.
In affection and shared pain
MUSLIM COUNCIL OF SCOTLAND
Dear Archbishop Emiritus Mario Conti,
Muslim Council of Scotland has been deeply saddened by the callous and brutal
murder of Father Jacques Hamel during morning Mass in his church in Normandy on
Tuesday 26th July.
Although we have become almost accustomed to the horrendous indiscriminate
actions of Daesh, this latest killing has proved once again there is no limit to how low
this group will stoop to illustrate its brutality.
The Convener of MCS Dr Javed Gill said “This is an extremely shocking incident which
has absolutely no justification whatsoever; it has robbed the faith community of a
much loved person, a pillar of his community. We offer our deepest sympathies and
condolences to the family of Father Jaques Hamel and everyone across the Catholic
Church. We also offer our sincere prayers for an end to this horror, which continues
to bring so much pain and distress to so many."
"As Muslims we know the perpetrators of this crime do not represent Islam; yet
through their every action we are learning exactly how far they have transgressed
from the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), who had
categorically declared that the rights of all religious institutions and personalities
Muslim Council of Scotland is also keen to meet with you, to offer our condolences in
person at this difficult time.
With Peace and Prayers
Dr Javed Gill