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Orlando Shooting

IONA condemns the senseless killing in Orlando
The Islamic Organization of North America (IONA) condemns in the strongest terms the horrific tragedy and the senseless killing that left 50 people dead and 50 others wounded in Orlando. We extend our condolences to the families of the deceased and pray for the wounded.
Such despicable acts are contrary to the teachings of Islam. Islam recognizes the sanctity and sacredness of human life. One may not harm or kill. The Quran emphatically stresses this point, “And do not take any human being’s life – (the life) which God has willed to be sacred – except through (due process of) law.” (17:33)
Islam respects the dignity and worth of every human being in his or her own belief and endeavor in the pursuit of life and the truth.
We stand by all people of conscience to mourn the death of the victims while we pray for the survivors and their families for quick healing and for peace.
IONA, 28630 Ryan Rd., Warren, MI 48092 | Tel: 586-558-6900 | E-mail: center@iononline.org
IONA’s mission is to transform its members and help transform the surrounding communities to righteous, God-fearing people, who collectively strive for the highest moral standard and constantly seek forgiveness from our Creator to earn His pleasure. We seek His compassion and mercy in this life and in the hereafter. We rejuvenate our soul through internal struggle and spiritual exercise in worship of our creator God. The strength of our belief in God gives us the courage to establish good and forbid evil, thus promoting a system of justice for all mankind.