Saleem Kidwai, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Wales, issues the following statement: –
“The most recent attacks in Paris are an affront to humanity. We mourn the deaths and offer our thoughts and prayers to the families who have lost their loved ones.
The deaths in Paris follow terror attacks in Beirut and Baghdad.
This attack is being claimed by the group calling themselves ‘Islamic State’ but there is nothing Islamic about such people and their actions are evil.
Muslims globally, and here in Wales, reject the so called Islamic States’ political aspirations in Syria and Iraq, and we reject their attempt to justify their violence through religion.
The Muslim Council of Wales extends its hand of friendship to all those in France who are suffering. Paris, Beirut and Baghdad will be in our prayers.”