Sunday, December 16, 2012

Every Child is Precious and Every Human Life is Sacred

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Every Child is Precious and Every Human Life is Sacred
Epigraph: The Holy Quran equates killing of any innocent human to a genocide, to a holocaust, "We (Allah) prescribed for the children of Israel that whosoever killed a person — unless it be for killing a person or for creating disorder in the land — it shall be as if he had killed all mankind; and whoso gave life to one, it shall be as if he had given life to all mankind. And Our Messengers came to them with clear Signs, yet even after that, many of them commit excesses in the land." (Al Quran 5:33)
20 innocent elementary school children died in school shooting in Connecticut
The thoughts and prayers of the Muslim Times' Editorial team are with the grieved families in Newtown, Connecticut, USA.
When something as shocking and senseless as the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting spree occurs, the grief is felt by every one.  Tragedy has no boundaries, grief has been intense through out the country, in all states and in all communities.  At the Baitul Hameed Mosque in Chino, CA, Imam Shamshad A. Nasir and members of his Ahmadiyya Muslim Community congregation, watched in horror as details of the massacre unfolded on the TV news: 20 children and 6 adults shot dead.
The Imam spoke of the tragic loss of life during his Friday sermon as well, urging his congregation to pray for the families of the victims, saying: "Our most heartfelt prayers are with the families of the victims of this awful tragedy. This is a very, very sad day. We mourn with the nation and we call on our leaders and the public to come together to prevent such evil from happening in the future. We need better gun laws and ways to keep guns from getting into the hands of people who would do such a terrible thing."
The Muslim Times' Editorial team cannot express grief or sympathy better than what the President Barack Obama has said, so here we link his remarks. Click on the picture below to read further and watch President's video about the tragedy:
President Barrack Obama got emotional talking about the tragedy

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