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

Condemnation of attempted terrorist attack at Times Square

The International Community of Submitters (ICS) condemns the attempted terror attack at Times Square, by means of an explosives-laden SUV on May 1st. While the case against Faisal Shahzad and associates is currently under investigation, we would like to clearly say that no religious or political ideology could ever justify or excuse acts of terror designed to hurt or kill innocent people.

ICS stands with the citizens of the United States and the world in giving thanks to God that the bomb did not go off and that no innocent lives were lost.

[Quran 4:132] To GOD belongs everything in the heavens and the earth, and GOD is the only Protector.

[Quran 5:11] O you who believe, remember GOD's blessings upon you; when some people extended their hands to aggress against you, He protected you and withheld their hands. You shall observe GOD; in GOD the believers shall trust.

Random acts of violence to stir fear and terror among innocent people arecondemned in Islam. In fact, all acts of aggression are forbidden by God in the Quran. Unlike what the fanatics and terrorists would like the world to believe, Islam (Submission in English) like all the other religions of God, promotes peace, love and harmony among the people.

[Quran 2:190] ... do not aggress. GOD does not love the aggressors.

[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.

[Quran 8:61] If they resort to peace, so shall you, and put your trust in GOD. He is the Hearer, the Omniscient.

[Quran 10:25] GOD invites to the abode of peace, and guides whomever He wills in a straight path.

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 60:8 - 9] GOD does not enjoin you from befriending those who do not fight you because of religion, and do not evict you from your homes. You may befriend them and be equitable towards them. GOD loves the equitable.GOD enjoins you only from befriending those who fight you because of religion, evict you from your homes, and band together with others to banish you. You shall not befriend them. Those who befriend them are the transgressors.

The word “Islam” simply means “submission (to God)”. It is an inclusive religion with three minimum requirements for salvation: belief in God, belief in the Last Day, and leading a righteous life.

[Quran 2:62] Surely, those who believe, those who are Jewish, the Christians, and the converts; anyone who
(1) believes in GOD, and
(2) believes in the Last Day, and
(3) leads a righteous life,
will receive their recompense from their Lord. They have nothing to fear, nor will they grieve.

[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.

The true religion of Islam (Submission) forbids the killing of innocent people for any reason, irrespective of their cause, or their religious, political or social beliefs. The focus is on worship of God and seeking God's approval in our daily lives. Our worship is best attained in peace.

[Quran 14:35] Recall that Abraham said, "My Lord, make this a peaceful land, and protect me and my children from worshiping idols.

Editorial, May 2010

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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