In the name of GOD, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
There is no other god beside GOD

Condemnation of Ft. Hood killings

The International Community of Submitters (ICS) condemns the horrifying attack in Ft. Hood, Texas, in the strongest terms possible. No religious or political ideology could ever justify or excuse such indiscriminate violence against innocent people. ICS stands with the citizens of the United States in offering both prayers for the victims and sincere condolences to the families of those killed or injured.

Like all the other religions of God, Islam (Submission in English) promotes peace, love and harmony among the people. Actually the word “Islam,” in addition to meaning submission (to God), is also derived from the Arabic word Salaam (peace). Muslims (Submitters) greet other people by saying Salaam or Salaam alaikum (Peace be upon you). This is similar to Shalom in Hebrew.

[Quran 49:13] O people, we created you from the same male and female, and rendered you distinct peoples and tribes that you may recognize one another. The best among you in the sight of GOD is the most righteous. GOD is Omniscient, Cognizant.

Therefore, the religion of Islam (Submission), advocates freedom, peace and mutual agreement and admonishes aggression. The following verses make it very clear.

[Quran 5:87] ...and do not aggress; GOD dislikes the aggressors.

[Quran: 7:199] ...You shall resort to pardon, advocate tolerance, and disregard the ignorant.

The relations of Muslims (Submitters) with others are based primarily on peace, mutual respect and trust. The theme in the Quran is peace, unless there is oppression or injustice that cannot be resolved by all the peaceful means available.

[Quran 6:151] “...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.”

[Quran 17:33] “You shall not kill any person for GOD has made life sacred — except in the course of justice.”

Therefore, the true religion of Islam (Submission) forbids the killing of innocent people for any reason, irrespective of the cause religious, political or social beliefs.

Editorial, November 2009

International Community of Submitters / Masjid Tucson
The world wide community of those who Submit to God Alone and advocate the worship of God Alone
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