The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Victoria categorically condemns last Friday’s Bourke Street terrorist attack in Melbourne.
Last week, a terrorist brutally stabbed an innocent man to death and wounding a bystander and a security officer in Melbourne’s Bourke Street. It was an utterly barbaric act and such heinous acts are completely against the teachings of Islam. As Muslims, we are shocked and saddened by this attack and condemn it in the strongest possible terms.
It is a source of immense sadness for us, as Muslims, to hear that innocent people are either being killed or injured at the hands of Muslims and that there are Muslims causing such harm and spreading hate in name of Islam.
The attack in Melbourne last Friday, in which innocent and defenceless people were targeted, including police officers, was completely abhorrent and cruel. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community calls upon all Muslims to stand up and reject all forms of extremism and terrorism. Whenever and wherever such attacks take place, Muslims must condemn them in the strongest possible terms.
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community calls upon Muslim leaders to play a role in preventing Muslims from being brainwashed and incited towards violence. Muslim Imams must speak out against extremism.
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community will continue to exhort its members to display the true teachings of Islam which are of peace, love, mercy and compassion. We offer our deepest sympathies to all victims and those affected.