Islamic Council of Queensland extends its condolences to the victims of the mindless violence perpetrated on innocent people in Paris. We would like to express our sympathy to all the victims of terrorism across the world including the victims of attacks in Kabul and Beirut.
As a peak body of Muslims in Queensland, ICQ urges the community to respond to these horrific incidents with solidarity, unity and strength. Terrorism does not discriminate against its victims and neither should we in responding to such horrific acts of violence. The only way to defeat this divisive ideology is through courage, unity and solidarity.
Those who use such incidents to create further divisions are inadvertently helping the extremist cause. Religious fanaticism and divisive extremism are our common enemy. The Muslim community of Queensland along with members of the wider community stand united against all those who try to cause division and strife.
ICQ president Mr. Ismail Cajee said, “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of all the terrorist attacks. He further states that “unity is the only way to defeat terrorism”.
Mr Ali Kadri