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The OIC Strongly Condemns the Attack on a Church in Rouen, France

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(Jeddah-AlummahWorld, Shawwal 26, 1437 AH, 31 July 2016) The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) followed with serious concern and deep regret the seizure of hostages in a church near the French city of Rouen and the massacre of an old priest, in violation of religious and human values. It reaffirms the barbarity and brutality of the perpetrators of this act who attacked innocent civilians and assaulted the sanctity of a place of worship.


The OIC Secretary General, Iyad Ameen Madani, strongly condemns this heinous terrorist attack, expressing the OIC’s solidarity with the French Government. He also reiterated the OIC’s support for the international community in its efforts to root out terrorism and combat terrorist groups and those who disseminate extremist and destructive ideas threatening international peace and security.


Madani reaffirmed that Islam is a religion of tolerance, peace and coexistence among different religions and that such criminal and barbarous acts attributed to groups, which claim affiliation to Islam, should not affect the true image of Islam. These acts should be blamed only on their perpetrators who adhere to no values other than intimidation, violence and criminality.