Two Islamic centers in Fresno Thursday condemned the attack on the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo .
Said Dr. El Sayed Ramadan, imam of Masjid Fresno Islamic Center: “(The Center) strongly condemns the terrorist attack on the offices of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, which resulted in the killing of 12 people. Islam means peaceful submission and surrender to the will of Allah and it absolutely rejects such barbaric actions. Whoever kills an innocent person, it is as if he had killed mankind entirely, and whoever saves one, it is as if he had saved mankind entirely.”
Said the Islamic Cultural Center of Fresno on its web site: “As the news came in, we were horrified and shocked at yet another act of hatred and intolerance in our world. Islam is a religion of peace that sanctifies life, liberty, and property, and anyone who acts in transgression against another is acting outside of the fold of our beautiful religion.”
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