German Islamic council condemns bombings

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21 November 2003 , BERLIN - The head of the Islamic Council in Germany Friday condemned the terrorist car bombs in Istanbul, saying there was no justification in Islamic teaching for the attacks. "Whoever carries out such attacks in the name of Islam abuses and damages the religion," Ali Kizilkaya told Deutsche Presse-Agentur, dpa in Bonn. Kizilkaya said Moslems living in Germany were also deeply affected by Thursday's attacks. He added they only served to feed prejudices against Islam although the religio

21 November 2003

BERLIN - The head of the Islamic Council in Germany Friday condemned the terrorist car bombs in Istanbul, saying there was no justification in Islamic teaching for the attacks.

"Whoever carries out such attacks in the name of Islam abuses and damages the religion," Ali Kizilkaya told Deutsche Presse-Agentur, dpa in Bonn.

Kizilkaya said Moslems living in Germany were also deeply affected by Thursday's attacks. He added they only served to feed prejudices against Islam although the religion was one of peace, humanity and tolerance.

The perpetrators of the attacks were "an insult to Islam", he said.

Kizilkaya said the car bombings in Istanbul were possibly targeted against democratic reforms in Turkey. The country was experiencing a "democratic spring" and "there could be forces who do not like seeing that".

 

 


DPA
Subject: German news



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