March 22, 2017 – I am deeply saddened by and strongly condemn the brutal terrorist attack in London Wednesday afternoon near the British Parliament that resulted in the death of three people, including a police officer, and left more than 20 injured.
Regardless of the perpetrators and their stated purposes, any harm against civilians is an attack on the sanctity of life, and deserves condemnation in the strongest terms. Those who deliberately perpetrate such acts have lost touch with their very humanity.
I send my deepest condolences to the relatives and loved ones of those who lost their lives, and to the people of England. I pray for the fast recovery of the injured. I also pray to God that the world is cleared from the threat of terrorism and that people around the world can live in peace and without fear or hatred.
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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