FIOE denounces the bloody attack in the heart of Brussels

The Federation of Islamic Organisations in Europe strongly condemns the attack that occurred today, Saturday 24 May, close to the Jewish Museum in the heart of the Belgian capital, Brussels, which claimed innocent victims, according to initial reports.

The Federation of Islamic Organisations in Europe as it condemns this attack and violence in all forms, and denounces all acts of murder, intimidation, and undermining of social peace, from whatever quarter, expresses its heartfelt condolences to the relatives of the victims and hopes for the speedy recovery of those injured.

Brussels, 24 May 2014

The Federation of Islamic Organisations in Europe (FIOE)

FIOE follows with concern the attacks in Nigeria, and the continuing predicament of the abducted schoolgirls

The Federation of Islamic Organisations in Europe follows with grave concern the bloody attacks witnessed in Nigeria, in addition to the continuing abduction of hundreds of schoolgirls from a school in North-Eastern Nigeria.

The Federation as it expresses its concern for these tragic developments, and renews its condemnation of the continuing abduction that took place in Chibok, Borno State in Nigeria, in contravention of Islamic teachings, moral obligations, and humanitarian principles, calls for an end to violence, as well as the release of the schoolgirls, with guarantees for their safety, and an immediate and unconditional end to this grave suffering, while respecting the stipulations of the right to education, and the safety of the civilian population.

The Federation and its member organisations convey the heartfelt solidarity of the Muslim public in Europe with local communities in Nigeria, and especially, the abducted schoolgirls and their relatives. Furthermore, the Federation deplores the use of Islamic slogans and expressions while committing these grave violations that are fundamentally forbidden by Islam.

No doubt that this continuing tragedy draws attention to the need for addressing the economic and social conditions that breed extremism and violence, while ensuring justice, fair sharing of resources, equal opportunities, and securing a life of dignity, with education and awareness for the general population.

Brussels, 20 May 2014

The Federation of Islamic Organisations in Europe (FIOE)

FIOE expresses solidarity with those affected by floods in the Balkans

The Federation of Islamic Organisations in Europe expresses its heartfelt solidarity with the populations affected by floods in the Balkans, which caused hundreds of victims, and significant material losses during the past days.

The Federation calls for intensified effort to bring aid to the stricken areas, and urges Islamic charitable organisations to respond immediately, and provide emergency relief to the inhabitants.

The Federation of Islamic Organisations in Europe expresses its feelings of sympathy with the flood stricken people in their ordeal, praying to Allah for relief of their suffering, and His Aid in swiftly overcoming this calamity.

Brussels, 21 May 2014

The Federation of Islamic Organisations in Europe (FIOE)

FIOE urges voters to take part in the European Parliamentary Elections

The Federation of Islamic Organisations in Europe urges the Muslim general public in the European Union countries to participate, and cast their votes in the European Parliamentary elections.

No doubt that weighing up the manifestos of candidates and political parties, and then heading to the ballot boxes to cast votes, is an expression of awareness of citizenship and the responsibility of participation in democratic life. At the same time, the Federation articulates its disappointment at those slogans and messages promoted by some parties and candidates, which contradict common values, and the principles of mutual respect; indeed, some have reached the level of inciting hatred, and feeding divisions in societies.

Brussels, 21 May 2014

The Federation of Islamic Organisations in Europe (FIOE)