Muslim Leaders Condemn Attack, Warn on Anti-Islamic Sentiment in Europe

Muslim leaders strongly condemned the deadly attack on offices of a French satirical magazine but at the same time, some cautioned that the rise of anti-Islamic sentiment in Europe risked strengthening support for jihadists across the continent.

In the capitals of Muslim nations, government ministers took to the airwaves to voice sympathy and solidarity with France after gunmen killed 12 people in the assault on the Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo, a magazine targeted in the past for cartoons that some Muslims found offensive

In Europe and the U.S., Muslim leaders called for tolerance while some mosques stepped up security in case of reprisal attacks. On social media sites Twitter and Facebook, Islamic organizations denounced the violence, with many using the top-trending #CharlieHebdo to express solidarity.

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  • Norman_In_New_York

    It’s called damage control.

    • occupant 9

      It’s also a veiled threat that acting in our best interests will inspire the Muslim community to ramp up their “radicalization” boilerplate as though we wrote the Koran extolling Muslims to murder us.

      Our treasonous media have been doing the most damage control, lest they accidentally stumble on a conclusion they cannot backslide from. Should they now admit that Islam is never peaceful, their narrative of racist native citizens would explode, as might their actual offices … but that may happen just because they are organs of freedom, even if they abuse it wildly.

      I wonder if the CBC has a chart of allowable jihadi murders they will tolerate before they realize the depth of their dhimmitude?

  • WalterBannon

    a dollar short and a day late

  • eMan14

    When will they just condemn the attacks and leave it at that. This constant barrage of “we must remain tolerant”, “they do not represent Islam”, and “we must be on the guard for any backlash” crap is really annoying. It just shows what it really is… TAQIYYA

  • Brett_McS

    “the rise of anti-Islamic sentiment in Europe risked strengthening support for jihadists” leading to more attacks, leading to more anti-Islamic sentiment. Sounds like a positive feedback loop. They blow up.

  • Xavier

    “Warn on Anti-Islamic Sentiment”

    In the coming days we’ll see more laws protecting Islam at the expense of freedom. Terms like ‘hate speech’ and ‘hurtful invective’ will be bandied about; expect authorities promote false narratives to seize more control over online speech. They will also use it as reason to hobble Pegida.

    Never let a crisis go to waste.

  • mobuyus

    Why do these warnings always come across as threats?

    • Doug Kursk

      …because they are…veiled, but heartfelt.

  • roccolore

    Once again, Muslims play the victim.

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    “Warn on anti-iSlamic sentiment” = DO NOT RESIST.