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Nice (France) terrorist attacks: against the teachings of Submission to God (Islam)

International Community of Submitters (ICS) / Masjid Tucson offers our condolences to the families of the victims of the terror attack in Nice, France.

The people of France (like the people of other countries) have suffered a number of attacks in recent times. We, as Submitters to God (Muslims) stand with them in condemning these satanic terrorist attacks which are against God's religion and the peaceful teachings of the Quran.

A lone terrorist and French resident used a cargo truck to drive into crowds watching the Bastille Day on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, France. While questions remain about the terrorist's mental stability and alleged ties to the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL / ISIS / daesh), God's religion of Submission (Islam) does not support nor condone any such action of terrorism or aggression against innocent people. Similarly, there is absolutely no support in the Quran for corrupted religious leaders who preach hatred and fear in the name of God.

Associates have claimed the attacker was not particularly religious (he allegedly did not follow the commandments in Quran such as fasting during Ramadan, avoiding intoxicants, observing the dietary prohibitions, among other things). No matter what the reason for his actions, the mass murder of innocent people goes completely against what Submission to God (Islam) teaches. God categorically forbids such killing in the Quran and teaches us that life is sacred (Quran 6:151, 17:33, 25:68). Killing even one innocent person is equated with killing all the people (Quran 5:32).

The Major Commandments

[Quran 6:151] Say, "Come let me tell you what your Lord has really prohibited for you: You shall not set up idols besides Him. You shall honor your parents. You shall not kill your children from fear of poverty―we provide for you and for them. You shall not commit gross sins, obvious or hidden. You shall not kill―GOD has made life sacred―except in the course of justice. These are His commandments to you, that you may understand."

Grossness of Murder

[Quran 5:32] Because of this, we decreed for the Children of Israel that anyone who murders any person who had not committed murder or horrendous crimes, it shall be as if he murdered all the people. And anyone who spares a life it shall be as if he spared the lives of all the people. Our messengers went to them with clear proofs and revelations, but most of them, after all this, are still transgressing.

The Quran teaches us that there should be freedom for all people, including the absolute freedom of religion (Quran 2:256, 10:99, etc.).

God also teaches us in the Quran that He does not love the aggressors (Quran 2:190-193). Terrorists are not Submitters to God (Muslims in Arabic). The Quran informs us that a righteous person must never aggress, nor be violent or belligerent (Quran 5:87, 7:33, 42:42, 50:24-25, 22:72, and many more verses).

[Quran 5:87] O you who believe, do not prohibit good things that are made lawful by GOD, and do not aggress; GOD dislikes the aggressors.

[Quran 3:104] Let there be a community of you who invite to what is good, advocate righteousness, and forbid evil. These are the winners.

To summarize, the religion of Islam (Submission) forbids murder and terrorist attacks in all forms. The Quran teaches absolute freedom of religion (2:256, 18:29), and God makes it clear that life is sacred (6:151, 17:33, 25:68). The focus is on worship of God and seeking God's approval in our daily lives. Our worship is best observed in peace (2:126, 14:35).

We suggest readers see what God says in the Quran by reading it themselves.


Editorial, July 2016

International Community of Submitters / Masjid Tucson
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