On Friday, horror struck the world as Paris was attacked by terrorists bent on creating fear and pain. Over 120 people were killed, and more than 300 more injured in the attacks. The group that took credit for the attacks purports itself to be the voice of Islam and Muslims everywhere, but Napoli midfielder Omar El Kaddouri joined the millions of Muslims around the world decrying their actions:
Ieri sera l'umanità è stata attaccata da assassini fanatici, nulla hanno a che fare con l'Islam e con noi musulmani! Chi ora dissemina messaggi di razzismo verso tutta la comunità islamica forse non ha capito nulla di ciò che è veramente l'Islam... Hier soir l'humanite a ete attaquee par des assassins. ils n'ont rien a voir avec l'islam et surtout avec nous, les musulmans! Ceux qui font des amalgames en ce moment ou insulte les musulmans ne savent pas qu'est-ce que est vraiment l'islam... #PrayForParis #NotInMyName
His words, for those who don't speak Italian or French:
Last night, humanity was attacked by fanatical murderers. They have nothing to do with Islam, and with we Muslims! Those who are now disseminating messages of racism toward the whole Islamic community perhaps don’t understand anything about what Islam really is.
#PrayforParis and #NotInMyName
Well said, Omar. That "organization" is fueled by hatred, not religion. Peace is what we need. Not hatred. Not retribution. Not revenge. Peace. We must come together, not further divide ourselves -- that's exactly what that group wants to see happen.
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