February 26, 2020 – I am deeply shocked and heartbroken by the deadly attack in Germany that was reportedly carried out by a far-right extremist.
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 express my deepest condolences to all those who lost their loved ones during this brutal attack, and to the German people. I pray for the speedy recovery of the wounded.
It is encouraging to see leaders of Germany to take a clear stance against the attack and describe racism as a poison for the society.
I pray to God that we can overcome differences to embrace each other and achieve peace in a world devoid of racism, bigotry, and hatred.
About 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.
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.