• Oklahoma Mosques Condemn the Killings of the US Ambassador to Libya and his staff

    The Islamic Council of Oklahoma (ICO) usually responds only to statewide situations but the violence in Libya yesterday upset Muslims all over the globe. Spokesperson Sheryl Siddiqui stated, “Oklahoma Muslims strongly condemn the actions of the mob that took the lives of the U.S. Ambassador to Libya and his staff based on our shared humanity and Islamic teachings. Prophet Muhammad consistently sought and upheld treaties with everyone of every religion. Killing ambassadors who work for peace and the empowerment of the people is clearly forbidden. Muslims send our heartfelt sympathies to the families of the victims and are grateful for their sacrifices on behalf of Libyans and Americans alike.”

    “No film is worth killing over. When people insulted Prophet Muhammad with words or threw garbage at him or stoned him, he was gracious and forgiving and would not let any of his followers hurt them. He is our example, not whoever led the Libyan mob. It is a relief to know that it was other Libyans who rushed the Ambassador to the hospital in efforts to save his life and later took his body and the others to the airport so that the deceased could be returned to their families.”

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