CIOG ‘condemns passionately’ the massacre in Orlando


– says the individual who carried out this terror attack cannot be a Muslim

The Central Islamic Organisation of Guyana (CIOG) “condemns passionately” the murderous act of one individual that resulted in the deaths of forty nine persons in Orlando, Florida.

The CIOG, in a statement, said it has  noted with dismay the several news reports, and statements made which “insinuated that this act is sanctioned by our noble and great religion Islam”.

“This is totally rejected by all God  fearing Muslims who believes in the true teachings of Islam, and practices the teachings of God’s words as stated in the Holy Quran,” the CIOG declared.

hateThe local Islamic organisation  maintains that the individual who perpetrated this act, cannot be deemed a Muslim, and cannot subscribe to the teachings of Islam and the laws that govern the lives of Muslims, the Holy Quran.

“ISIS who later  claimed  responsibility for this reprehensible act are not Muslims and the CIOG and all true Muslims do not affiliate them with anything to do with Islam,” the CIOG stated.

It said for those who claim they believe in the Holy Quran and Islam they must be aware of the quotation from Almighty God in the Quran which states:  “He who kills a soul unless it be (in legal punishment) for murder or for causing disorder and corruption on the earth will be as if he had killed all humankind; and he who saves a life will be as if he had saved the lives of all humankind.” (The Qur’an, Al-Ma’idah, 5:32)  Anyone defying this order cannot hold steadfast to the realms of Islam.

The CIOG said it will continue to advocate that all who practices Islam, and purports to be Muslims should hold strongly to the laws that govern our lives, propagate peace and harmony among all human beings and safeguard the sanctity of all life. “Nothing physical or mentally  can justify this gruesome act of terror that was inflicted on our fellow human kind,” the CIOG stated.

It also extended to the families and friends of those who lost their lives its “deepest and sincere condolences, and pray that they will be granted patience and perseverance at this time as they mourn the loss of their loved ones.”


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