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British Muslims remember Sept 11 and condemn attacks

11-09-2002

Ananova:

British Muslims have remembered the dead of September 11 in a commemoration event at the Central Mosque in London's Regent Park.

The event was organised by the Islamic Society of Britain and Young Muslims UK, which have consistently condemned the attacks on the World Trade Centre.

The gathering was told by Joe Ahmed-Dobson, son of Labour politician Frank Dobson and a prominent convert to Islam, that British Muslims are mourning for all nations, from America to Palestine.

He said: "Today, we remember those who died in the attacks on America 12 months ago, including the many Muslim victims, and among them a number of British Muslims.

"We also remind ourselves that around the world since that date there have been many other innocent people dying in India, the Middle East, Chechnya and countless other regions.

"The world is well aware that those who carried out the attacks in the United States apparently attribute their actions to Islam itself.

"This attribution was, and continues to be, grossly offensive to the overwhelming majority of the three million Muslims in the UK and one billion Muslims across the globe who practise their religion peacefully and see no justification in the taking of innocent life."

He said the Koran explicitly states that to take the life of an innocent person without justification is an abhorrent act

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