We unreservedly condemn and denounce the attack on innocent men and women in Orlando. We may not agree, or even approve of a person’s life style or choices, but that does not mean that we have the right to deprive them of their civil rights, let alone kill them.

In chapter 109, the Holy Quran cleary tells those who disagree with its message that they can live the way they want to because each person bears individual responsibility for what he or she does. Islam does not teach Muslims to kill those who make different life choices.

We urge all Muslims to condemn such atrocities and the monstors who carry them out.

The Ahmadiyya Association for the Propagation of Islam (Ahmadiyya Anjuman Ishaat Islam) was established in 1914 at Lahore to promote Islam in the West. In the UK it operated the Shahjehan Mosque in Woking until early 1960s. It’s new UK headquarters is at the above address. In 1924, it built the first mosque on the Continent at Berlin. This mosque is now recognised by the German government as part of German heritage. From its European, and other centres around the world this organisation has taught that Islam promotes peace, harmony and mutual respect between all communities and nationalities.