April 24, 2020 – I am shocked and deeply saddened by the deadly shooting in Nova Scotia that claimed the lives of 23 people on Saturday.
I strongly condemn this act of violence and urge everyone to take a strong stance against all forms of violence and acts of intolerance toward others.
I commend the police and doctors who responded to the attacks selflessly. I extend my heartfelt condolences to all those who lost their loved ones during this horrific attack, and to the Canadian people. I pray for the quick recovery of those who were injured.
I pray to God, the Most Compassionate, to instill empathy and compassion in the hearts of all people around the world so that we may live together in peace.
About Fethullah Gülen
Fethullah Gülen is an Islamic scholar, preacher and social advocate, whose decades-long commitment to education, interfaith dialogue and altruism has inspired millions in Turkey and around the world. Gülen is the honorary chairman of the Rumi Forum, Washington, DC, and the Peace Islands Institute, New York.
Alliance for Shared Values
The Alliance for Shared Values (AFSV) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that serves as a voice for cultural organizations affiliated with Hizmet, a civil society movement inspired by prominent preacher and peace advocate Fethullah Gülen. The Alliance strives to promote peace and social harmony by helping reduce misinformation and false stereotypes about any or all ethnic, cultural and religious communities. To learn more about the Alliance, please visit www.afsv.org.