MISSISSAUGA, ON, Oct. 9, 2014 /CNW/ - The Muslim Association of Canada (MAC) emphasizes the holistic message of Islam within the context of Canada's diverse society.
MAC believes that the personal development of every individual is the key to real and fruitful involvement in the community. It brings a balanced, constructive and engaged understanding of Islam that aims to inspire Muslims in Canada.
Today, MAC issued the following statement about ISIS:
"We are a Canadian organization and operate only in Canada. However, we cannot ignore global events and fail to speak out against the acts of ISIS which are of serious concern to all Muslims in Canada.
ISIS is not a true expression of Islam. Violence against civilians is unacceptable and a corruption of our beliefs. Human wisdom, let alone divine teachings, abhors such acts.
MAC strongly opposes violence against civilians in any form. We reject any threats against the safety and security of Canadians, and we consider it a civic duty on all to oppose such threats. The safety of Canada and Canadians is the duty not only of the government, but of every Canadian.
We therefore stand against any Canadians becoming involved in ISIS, and we urge all Canadian Muslims to reject ISIS and its violent ideology and practices."
SOURCE: Muslim Association of Canada
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