New Zealand Muslim Organizations Condemn London Bombings

July 8, 2005

Source: International Muslim Association of New Zealand (IMAN)

On July 8, 2005 the International Muslim Association of New Zealand (IMAN) posted a notice on their website that reported, "The Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand Inc. (FIANZ) and the Muslim community in New Zealand are deeply shocked and saddened by the recent bombings in London. This despicable act caused by whosoever on the innocent people is senseless, shameful and totally against the teachings of Islam.

Islam promotes peace and security to all mankind. It does not allow any lawless action against innocent people and their property, no matter when, where, or under what pretext such action might be taken. Islam denounces all kinds of terrorism at all levels.

We vehemently condemn this malicious crime as an unjustified act against humanity. The Federation also calls on the United Kingdom authorities to bring the perpetrators of this barbaric act to justice."