Rafiq Hayat, National President Ahmadiyya Muslim Community UK, said:
“The appalling murder of David Haines at the hands of a British follower of ISIS is a horrific act of evil. Islam advocates love, respect and peace and this abhorrent murder again exposes that ISIS has nothing to do with Islam or any religion. It is barbarity at its worst.
“We stand united with people of United Kingdom in unequivocally condemning this gruesome killing and hope that those responsible are caught and face the full force of the law.
“The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, under the guidance of our Caliph, His Holiness Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, categorically reject extremists wherever they may be, whatever their cause.
“We believe in love for all and hatred for none, and that inter-faith and international dialogue is the only way to cultivate understanding and harmony between people.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of David Haines, may God provide solace and strength to the bereaved and to his loved ones. Amen.”
Sunday, 21 SEPTEMBER 2014