The Islamic Center of Naperville condemns all forms of hate, violence and disdain

O humanity! Indeed, We created you from a male and a female, and made you into peoples and tribes so that you may ˹get to˺ know one another. Surely the most noble of you in the sight of Allah is the most righteous among you. Allah is truly All-Knowing, All-Aware.”  The Noble Quran Verse 49:13 

The Islamic Center of Naperville (ICN), unequivocally, condemns all forms of hate, and violence against any human being, organization or religion – an edict that is prescribed by our faith. The recent, horrendous action of the desecration of our revered Holy Quran, was indeed hurtful to the entire Muslim community. However,  as part of our Islamic faith’s principles of forgiveness and mercy, we overlook the naivete of the young perpetrator as an act of ignorance, and we urge that the youth’s identity be protected for their safety. 

Nevertheless, we deem it extremely important that a thorough investigation be conducted to determine the root cause of this deplorable act. In the interest of protecting the entire community, we strongly urge the Naperville leaders and Law Enforcement to safeguard our community, especially our youth, from influences of domestic as well as global hateful ideologies perpetrated by geopolitical motivations.

ICN has always been proud of our contribution in building a strong bond between Naperville interfaith communities, which  has been developed over years of engagement and partnership. The Naperville leadership must not tolerate any outside forces causing a fission in this beautiful fabric of interfaith harmony, that has been woven over the years. ICN is committed to continuing our work, with elected representatives, interfaith leaders and community organizers in upholding justice, tolerance, peace and driving progress, because Hate Has No Home Here in Naperville.

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