Several Muslim organizations and umbrella associations in Germany have condemned the brutal killings in Paris. The organizations emphasized that they unreservedly stand against terrorism committed in the name of Islam and distanced themselves from the suspects as well as their ideological backdrop. Alongside offering commiserations to the families and friends of the victims, they not only stated that this horrific act is an assault on humanity in large and the values of Islam, but invoked the importance of freedom of speech, dialogue, solidarity and rapprochement. Given the anti-Muslim sentiments and the Pegida demonstrations in Germany, they warned from an exploitation of these events by right wing groups and a possible Islamophobic backlash.
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The Islamic Shi’i Society in Germany
The Liberal Islamic Association
The Central Council of Muslims in Germany
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Germany
Coordinating Council of Muslims