FIOE: The efforts of Muslim workers is an expression of Muslims’ integration in European societies

The Federation of Islamic Organisations in Europe (FIOE) expresses its distress regarding the horrific tragedy of the earthquake that hit the Himalayan region, particularly Nepal, resulting in thousands of victims and extensive destruction.

The Federation notes that reports and images from the ground paint a tragic picture of what has occurred, where extensive areas have been reduced to rubble, and local communities have lost the most basic necessities for life.

The Federation of Islamic Organisations in Europe calls for an urgent and broad humanitarian response to mitigate the effects of the disaster, and contain the huge damage left in its aftermath, praising the campaigns launched by Islamic charitable organisations in Europe for the disaster struck areas.

The Federation expresses its condolences to the countries of the region, and the affected local communities, sharing the feelings of pain with victims’ families in this disaster, and supplicating God Almighty for the swift recovery of the injured, and for those affected to be able to resume their normal lives as quickly as possible.

Brussels, 28 April 2015

The Federation of Islamic Organisations in Europe (FIOE)

FIOE urges a rapid humanitarian response in the wake of the Nepal earthquake

The Federation of Islamic Organisations in Europe (FIOE) expresses its distress regarding the horrific tragedy of the earthquake that hit the Himalayan region, particularly Nepal, resulting in thousands of victims and extensive destruction.

The Federation notes that reports and images from the ground paint a tragic picture of what has occurred, where extensive areas have been reduced to rubble, and local communities have lost the most basic necessities for life.

The Federation of Islamic Organisations in Europe calls for an urgent and broad humanitarian response to mitigate the effects of the disaster, and contain the huge damage left in its aftermath, praising the campaigns launched by Islamic charitable organisations in Europe for the disaster struck areas.

The Federation expresses its condolences to the countries of the region, and the affected local communities, sharing the feelings of pain with victims’ families in this disaster, and supplicating God Almighty for the swift recovery of the injured, and for those affected to be able to resume their normal lives as quickly as possible.

Brussels, 28 April 2015

The Federation of Islamic Organisations in Europe (FIOE)

FIOE demands the revocation of the appalling death sentences in Egypt

The Federation of Islamic Organisations in Europe found profoundly abhorrent the confirmation, on Saturday, 11 April, by an Egyptian judicial body, of death sentences passed on prominent Egyptian public figures, media personnel, and civil society activists. Indeed, among those sentenced to death is the Supreme-Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood, Dr Mohammed Badie.

The Federation sternly condemns these appalling sentences, and denounces the flagrant irregularities that marred trial proceedings, as documented by independent human rights bodies.

The Federation of Islamic Organisations in Europe notes with growing alarm the wave of death sentences issued en masse by Egyptian judicial bodies against hundreds of dissidents, among them eminent Egyptian statesmen, who had filled important positions in the Egyptian Presidency, Parliament, party political scene, and civil society during the democratic period (2011-2013), in addition to wholesale harsh sentencing, such as life imprisonment, in court cases that have been widely criticised for lack of integrity.

It is impossible to remain silent over these grave violations that thoroughly abuse the notion of justice, violate the right to life, and reserve severe punishment for dissenting political or civil rights positions.

The Federation of Islamic Organisations in Europe demands an immediate revocation of these sentences, and proper application of justice. The Federation also invites states and bodies, in Europe and internationally, as well as relevant civil society bodies, to act urgently to halt these serious abuses that cannot be tolerated in a civilised world.

Brussels, 13 April 2015

The Federation of Islamic Organisations in Europe (FIOE)