In this most difficult time, when one of the world's most beloved cities is still reeling from an atrocious coordinated terror attack, it is quite easy for some people to blame an entire group for the actions of the few.
But is important to remember that those that perpetrated these terrible acts are extremists and in no way reflect the beliefs of an entire people and religion.
Ordinary Muslims were just as shocked with the rest of the world and they have taken to social media to condemn the terrorists. Together with non-muslims they trended the hashtags #TerrorismHasNoReligion and #MuslimsAreNotTerrorists.https://twitter.com/HamdullahLehri/status/665373479680606208 https://twitter.com/i_amAbdullah/status/665560993397874690 https://twitter.com/ThatGuyMoAli/status/665412151012651008
Leaders of Muslim-dominated nations were also quick to condemn the attacks and they have sent messages of solidarity with the people of France.
President Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates referred to the attacks as 'heinous crimes' and said that the UAE would “spare no effort... to fight terrorism in all its forms,” . This according to a report by state media WAM .
King Abdullah II of Jordan expressed 'deep regret' over the attacks and have pledge solidarity with France. His wife, Queen Rania, one of the most influential women in the Muslim world tweeted out:https://twitter.com/QueenRania/status/665452609139048448 https://twitter.com/QueenRania/status/665455482992246784
Abdel Fattah al-Sisi , the President of Egypt, released a statement which said “Such terrorist attacks will not weaken the will of peace-loving countries.”
Iraqi Prime Minister Haide al-Abadi also condemned the attacks, saying in a released statement, "We condemn and deplore the terrorist attacks in Paris, which emphasize that fighting terrorism calls for international efforts to eliminate it in all countries."
The King of Morocco Mohammed VI sent a message to French President Hollande, "I offer my most saddened condolences to you, to the innocent victims’ families and to the entire French people as well as my earnest wishes of prompt recovery to the wounded.
I would like to condemn in the strongest terms on behalf of the Moroccan people and in my own name these vile terrorist acts and express our full solidarity and support in this ordeal.”
Joko Widodo, the President of Indonesia, the world's largest nation said that ”Indonesia condemns the violence that took place in Paris.”