Violence is not human. Yet, we are weak enough to resort to violence. Human being is to be loved. Yet, we are not strong enough to show our love to others. We at The Fountain are deeply hurt by the recent atrocities in Kenya, Pakistan, and other parts of the world. We condemn all sorts of violence, especially when perpetrators think they serve God and their religion in this way. We believe while their actions are most fatal for innocent lives, they also betray the true essence and core principles of faith and universal human values. We hereby endorse Fethullah Gulen’s condemnation and extend our heartfelt condolences to families for their loss:
September 25, 2013 – I am heartbroken by the senseless terrorist attack in Kenya and the loss of lives and horrific injuries to so many innocent people. In the eyes of God, every life is sacred and every person has dignity. The taking of a single human life is an attack on all humankind.
I deplore these revolting acts of terrorism, which serve no purpose but to bring about destruction, sorrow and grief. I reiterate my condemnation of all forms of terror regardless of its perpetrators and their stated purposes. The criminals must be brought to justice even though that will do little to mitigate the cruelty inflicted on victims and their families.
I extend my heartfelt prayers to the injured, the families of the deceased and all of the people of Kenya. I ask God the Merciful to guide us all expediently into a world of mutual respect and peace. (read full statement: http://www.afsv.org/press-releases/)