Local Islamic Society expresses sadness over New Zealand mosque shootings

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WAUSAU (WAOW )- After police say a gunman killed 49 people at a mosque in New Zealand, the Islamic Society of Central Wisconsin (ISCW) is reacting.

In a statement to News 9 the President of ISCW said:

The Islamic Society of Central Wisconsin (ISCW) strongly condemns the cowardly terrorist attack in Christchurch, New Zealand. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family,friends and colleagues whose lives have been devastated by these murderous acts.

As Muslims, we reaffirm our belief as emphasized int he Quran, that who ever kills one life, it is as if they have killed all of humanity and whoever saves even one life, it is as if they have saved all of humanity (Chapter 5:Verse 32).

ISCW urges all Muslim community members to remain vigilant and to call local law enforcement if any suspicious activity is detected. We condemn all forms of barbarity, murder, and attack on innocent people.

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