CANADIAN MUSLIMS CONDEMN TERRORIST ATTACKS

(TORONTO - 9/12/2001) - Muslims in Toronto and indeed across Canada  today condemned the apparent terrorist attacks in New York and Washington and offered condolences to the families of those who were killed or injured.

In a statement, Syed Mumtaz Ali, President of the Canadian Society of Muslims said: "We condemn in the strongest terms possible what are apparently vicious and cowardly acts of terrorism against innocent civilians. We join with all Canadians in calling for the swift apprehension and punishment of the perpetrators. No political cause could ever be assisted by such immoral acts."

For an elaboration and insight into Islamic teachings, the Canadian Society of Muslims recommends the following articles on their website: Islam and Christianity, Similarities and differences  http://muslim-canada.org/islam_christianity.html   On Tolerance: http://muslim-canada.org/tolerance.htm