The Denver Islamic Society administration and the greater Muslim community of Colorado are sickened by the news of killing an innocent guard by someone who was found with what law enforcement sources describe as Muslim documents in downtown Denver (http://denver.cbslocal.com/2017/02/01/rtd-shooting-suspect-found-with-muslim-documents/) yesterday.
We hope the Colorado community knows that true Muslims abhor such acts of violence and senseless murders. The religion of Islam teaches the importance and sacredness of human life in the Quran. Killing an innocent life is equal to killing the entire humanity unjustly in the eyes of Allah, which will entail appropriate punishment (Quran, 5:32). Whoever denies this commandment may not call themselves a Muslim and/or speak on behalf of Muslims and Islam.
Our heart goes out to the family of the slain security guard and we offer our sincerest condolences.
– DIS Administration
Greetings and Peace,