Muslim Council of Greater Hamilton condemns extremists

News Oct 23, 2014 Hamilton Mountain News

The Muslim Council of Greater Hamilton is decrying violence in the name of Islam.

“Muslims across Canada appreciate the ability to practice their faith in peace,” said Sayed Tora, imam of the Hamilton Downtown Mosque. “This small group of criminals who ascribe to violent and radical ideologies are not part of Islam.”

The council will be laying a wreath today in honour of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders at the Lieutenant-Colonel John Weir Foote Armoury on James Street North at 2:30 p.m.

Cirillo, a 24-year-old father of one, was killed Wednesday while standing guard before the National War Memorial in Ottawa.

The Muslim Council of Greater Hamilton, a coalition of Hamilton area mosques and community organizations, said in a media release it stands firm “with all Canadians in categorically condemning the heinous killing of Hamilton’s own, Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, and the attack on our Canadian Parliament buildings – the very symbol of democracy and freedom in our country.”

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Corporal Nathan Cirillo and all others who were injured in the attack,” said Dr. Ali Taher Ghouse, president of the Muslim Council of Greater Hamilton. “We endorse the declaration today made by the National Council of Canadian Muslims, and stand firm by our fellow Canadians to uphold the safety and security of all Canadians and our institutions.”

There will also be a short statement and prayer after the council lays the wreath.

In addition, the council said all Hamilton area imams will be focusing this Friday’s sermons on the horrific events that unfolded in Ottawa, and offer prayers for Cirillo and his family, and for the safety and security of all Canadians.

Muslim Council of Greater Hamilton condemns extremists

News Oct 23, 2014 Hamilton Mountain News

The Muslim Council of Greater Hamilton is decrying violence in the name of Islam.

“Muslims across Canada appreciate the ability to practice their faith in peace,” said Sayed Tora, imam of the Hamilton Downtown Mosque. “This small group of criminals who ascribe to violent and radical ideologies are not part of Islam.”

The council will be laying a wreath today in honour of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders at the Lieutenant-Colonel John Weir Foote Armoury on James Street North at 2:30 p.m.

Cirillo, a 24-year-old father of one, was killed Wednesday while standing guard before the National War Memorial in Ottawa.

The Muslim Council of Greater Hamilton, a coalition of Hamilton area mosques and community organizations, said in a media release it stands firm “with all Canadians in categorically condemning the heinous killing of Hamilton’s own, Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, and the attack on our Canadian Parliament buildings – the very symbol of democracy and freedom in our country.”

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Corporal Nathan Cirillo and all others who were injured in the attack,” said Dr. Ali Taher Ghouse, president of the Muslim Council of Greater Hamilton. “We endorse the declaration today made by the National Council of Canadian Muslims, and stand firm by our fellow Canadians to uphold the safety and security of all Canadians and our institutions.”

There will also be a short statement and prayer after the council lays the wreath.

In addition, the council said all Hamilton area imams will be focusing this Friday’s sermons on the horrific events that unfolded in Ottawa, and offer prayers for Cirillo and his family, and for the safety and security of all Canadians.

Muslim Council of Greater Hamilton condemns extremists

News Oct 23, 2014 Hamilton Mountain News

The Muslim Council of Greater Hamilton is decrying violence in the name of Islam.

“Muslims across Canada appreciate the ability to practice their faith in peace,” said Sayed Tora, imam of the Hamilton Downtown Mosque. “This small group of criminals who ascribe to violent and radical ideologies are not part of Islam.”

The council will be laying a wreath today in honour of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders at the Lieutenant-Colonel John Weir Foote Armoury on James Street North at 2:30 p.m.

Cirillo, a 24-year-old father of one, was killed Wednesday while standing guard before the National War Memorial in Ottawa.

The Muslim Council of Greater Hamilton, a coalition of Hamilton area mosques and community organizations, said in a media release it stands firm “with all Canadians in categorically condemning the heinous killing of Hamilton’s own, Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, and the attack on our Canadian Parliament buildings – the very symbol of democracy and freedom in our country.”

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Corporal Nathan Cirillo and all others who were injured in the attack,” said Dr. Ali Taher Ghouse, president of the Muslim Council of Greater Hamilton. “We endorse the declaration today made by the National Council of Canadian Muslims, and stand firm by our fellow Canadians to uphold the safety and security of all Canadians and our institutions.”

There will also be a short statement and prayer after the council lays the wreath.

In addition, the council said all Hamilton area imams will be focusing this Friday’s sermons on the horrific events that unfolded in Ottawa, and offer prayers for Cirillo and his family, and for the safety and security of all Canadians.