(TORONTO – August 22, 2014) The Canadian Council of Imams (CCI) today reiterates its past declarations condemning violent extremism and underscoring Canadian Muslims’ commitment to the safety and security of Canada, such as the CCI’s August 2010 declaration.
With respect to the CCI’s position on the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS), we declare the following:
It’s day two of resumed airstrikes and more people dying in Gaza. With an exiled senior Hamas leader saying their group is responsible for the kidnapping of three Israeli teens, it doesn’t seem like things will calm down anytime soon.
“Israeli soldier kidnaping a Palestinian child in the West Bank. Please remember that this is happening on a daily basis! Hundreds of children in the west bank have been detained by Israel the past month. In Gaza, kids are being murdered and burned to death, while in the west bank they are being detained and prisoned. Is this a war against Palestinian children? For how long will Israel continue its genocide and oppression against the Palestinians?” – Mohammed Zeyara