Muslim World League leader condemns ‘horrific terrorist attack’ in French suburb

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Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa, the head of the Muslim World League says all religions opposed such acts of terror. (File/AFP)
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Samuel Paty was murdered on Friday night in a Paris suburb. (File/AFP)
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Updated 17 October 2020

Muslim World League leader condemns ‘horrific terrorist attack’ in French suburb

  • Al-Issa said acts of violence and terrorism were considered as crimes in all religions
  • Al-Issa stressed the importance of making every effort to fight terrorism and uproot its evil

MAKKAH: Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa, the head of the Muslim World League (MWL), has condemned the beheading of a French history teacher, Samuel Paty, 47, in a Paris suburb on Friday night.

Al-Issa said acts of violence and terrorism were considered as crimes in all religions and were classified as the highest level of criminal aggression.

He stressed the importance of making every effort to fight terrorism and uproot its evil, including defeating the extremist ideology that encourages such crimes.

He called on France to maintain the country’s diverse character that builds its strength and unity.

He also called on the country’s leaders to stand as one against all forms of terror and continue their efforts to eradicate anything that would undermine its security and stability.

Al-Issa concluded by expressing his condolences to the victim’s family and friends, as well as his students.


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The French government has intensified action against Islamist extremism in recent days after a teacher was beheaded for showing caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad in class.

Macron said the Cheikh Yassine Collective was  "directly implicated" in Friday's beheading attack and would be disbanded.

"We know what needs to be done", Macron told reporters after a meeting with a unit for the fight against Islamism in a northeastern suburb of Paris.

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