July 18, 2021– I was saddened to learn of the devastating floods in Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and Austria, in which more than 180 people have lost their lives and hundreds of people have disappeared so far.
I offer my condolences and wishes for quick recovery to the peoples of Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands; I ask God to bestow patience and perseverance on those who lost their loved ones.
I pray to God to give strength to the search and rescue teams so that the missing people can be found quickly, and I wish a speedy recovery to the injured.
I invite everyone to support the relief efforts personally, financially and through their prayers so that the affected regions can overcome this disaster as soon as possible.
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 Intercultural Dialogue Platform, Brussels, Belgium.
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.
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