FIOE strongly condemns Munich criminal attack

All anxiously, Federation of Islamic Organisations in Europe (FIOE) is following, with deep sorrow, the tragic shooting in Munich, perpetrated this evening (Friday, 22 July 2016) and resulted in a number of victims. FIOE, unconditionally, deplores in the strongest of terms this senseless heinous crime, expressing solidarity with the German people in the face of such cruel attacks against innocent people.
In the same context, FIOE confirms its confidence in the strong cohesion of the entire German society, and emphasizes the need for restraint in such critical moments. In this painful tragedy, Federation of Islamic Organisations in Europe expresses heartfelt condolences to the families of innocent victims, share thoughts with them, and wishes a speedy recovery for the injured.
Brussels, July 22, 2016
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FIOE pays tribute to the pro-democratic attitude of turkish people, and condemns atteped military coup

Federation of Islamic Organisations in Europe (FIOE) stands in full solidarity with the noble Turkish people and their democratically elected government. Further, FIOE condemns in the strongest terms possible the malicious coup attempt against people’s free will, and trying to undermine the constitutional bodies in such pivotal country for the stability of the region and the world.
FIOE also salute the steadfastness of all components of the Turkish population, the variant civil and political forces that united in the night of honour, in the face of the brutal coup. This significant position is an inspiring lesson that confirms a deep awareness and adherence to the value of freedom among the masses and elites alike. As the peoples who have enjoyed the taste of freedom, given their lives to pave the path of dignity, and built the State of institutions and the authority of law, cannot abandon these achievements, no matter what the pretexts given by the conspirators against the future generations.
Federation of Islamic Organisations in Europe extends condolences to the families of victims, and the brave soldiers who sided with their own people, wishes a speedy recovery for the injured, and hopes for stability and sustainable progress in Turkey.
Brussels, July 16, 2016
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FIOE: What happend in Nice is a terrible crime against humanity

Federation of Islamic Organisations in Europe (FIOE) has followed, with deep sorrow, the tragedy that took place in Nice, Thursday night (14 July 2016), and expressed solidarity with the French people in the face of that criminal act, causing large numbers of innocent victims from various religious and ethnic backgrounds.
The seriousness of such heinous mass killing crime, which targeted innocent people on a symbolic day for the French nation, reaffirms the importance of solidarity and community cohesion to prevail over the despicable threats, targeting the morale of the entire spectrum of French people, and attempting to spread panic and disunity among its integral component.
Federation of Islamic Organisations in Europe stands united with Nice as well as the French people in this painful tragedy, expresses heartfelt condolences to the families of innocent victims, and wishes a speedy recovery for the injured.
Brussels, July 15, 2016 the
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FIOE: The brutal Istanbul airport attacks were against the entire world

It is with deep sorrow that Federation of Islamic Organisations in Europe (FIOE) received news of the strongly condemned terrorist attacks, perpetrated Tuesday night in Istanbul Atatürk International Airport, resulting in a large number of victims from several countries.
FIOE denounces, in the strongest terms possible, these atrocities, which violate human lives, in an attempt to undermine security and terrorize communities, regardless the sanctity of the blessed month of Ramadan. As we conceive it, not only Turkey but also the entire world were targeted by these terrorist attacks in one of the most vital and cross-continental airports, that receives diverse human flows from many different countries. We are confident that such horrifying series of terrorist attacks throughout Turkey, over the last few months, will succeed neither in spreading the culture of fear nor in disrupting the daily life.
In this distress, FIOE expresses sincere condolences, and stands in solidarity with Turkey and its people. We also share the pain of adversity with the victim’s families, from either Turkey or other parts of the world. May the Almighty have mercy upon their souls, relieve the suffering of the injured and give them a speedy recovery, and protect Turkey and its people from all troubles.
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Brussels, 29 June 2016

FIOE: We Respect the Will of the British People, and Call for Promoting Openness among European Nations

Federation of Islamic Organisation in Europe (FIOE) has followed the historical referendum, where the British people decided to leave the European Union. Undoubtedly, the vote result means a lot to the UK and to Europe as a whole. Indeed, the referendum showed significant public wariness about the reality of certain policies. This situation should motivate the parties concerned to take it seriously with the aim of ensuring progress and prosperity for the European societies.

With due respect for the choice of voters for the referendum witnessed by the whole world, FIOE expresses the hope that European countries and peoples will keep their openness, and positively enhance effective communication in Europe and the world, along with rejecting extremist currents, closure and hate speech. No matter what happens, the withdrawal of a member state from the EU should not create barriers between nations and peoples in Europe.

FIOE affirms the importance of achievements in EU countries, gained through different phases of the unification project. However, the referendum sends an important message that requires directing efforts towards further evolving the European unity, the functioning of its institutions, and advancing communication with local communities towards a prosperous future for posterity.

Brussels, June 24, 2016

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FIOE: Jo Cox’s Assassination Targets the Values and Principles She Defended

Federation of Islamic Organisations in Europe (FIOE) was shocked and deeply saddened to hear about the assassination of British MP Jo Cox, who was known for her courageous humanitarian stances. Committing this heinous murder of British parliament member reveals to what extent malice and hate speech could infringe social security and democratic life.
Apparently, this crime targets the very values and principles that Jo Cox constantly stood for. Equally, it is a desperate attempt to intimidate society and undermine democracy. Today, MP Jo Cox has become a symbol of human commitment and courageous principled positions.
FIOE extends sincere condolences to Ms Cox’s family and friends, and share thoughts with them all in their devastating loss that cannot drown her role and noble positions.
Brussels, June 17, 2016
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FIOE Censures the Global Remissness Regarding Horrors of Aleppo

Federation of Islamic Organisations in Europe (FIOE) is following the serious developments in Aleppo, which resulted in hundreds of victims at the hands of the Syrian regime and its allies. Over the last few days, innocents in populated areas, health as well as civilian facilities were cruelly bombed, as the world looks on. The disturbing scenes of the demolished al-Quds hospital were shockingly terrifying, which adds another documented war crime against patients and medical crews.

It is deplorable indeed to see such atrocities of Aleppo taking place in front of the international community without any serious action to stop them. The world stands idly by and observes the mass killings and widespread destruction targeting one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world since thousands of years. After five years, the world cannot remain complacent with hideous violations against the Syrian people facing this without protection or established safe areas.

FIOE renews its support and unity with the people of Aleppo and Syria in this terrible plight and urges access of humanitarian and medical aid to those affected, along with a call for increasing civil solidarity with the Syrian people in their ordeal.

Brussels, May 4, 2016
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FIOE: Karadzic Conviction Sends an Important Message, and the Memory of the Victims is Not Fading Away

The Federation of Islamic Organisations in Europe (FIOE) expresses solidarity with the victims’ families of the terrible war crimes committed in Bosnia and Herzegovina, on the occasion of sentencing Radovan Karadzic, being one of the main perpetrators of atrocities, to 40 years in jail.
FIOE stressed the importance of law enforcement, to ensure that all perpetrators of atrocities and war criminals in Bosnia and Herzegovina have nowhere to hide from justice. This path is concomitant with the consolidation of peaceful coexistence, to overcome the effects of past injustices, and establish a state of law and democracy.
Additionally, FIOE declared that the judgment, of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), against Radovan Karadzic would not bring any of the deceased back to life. After all, it is a clear indication that none of the war criminals, whoever they may be, will escape punishment.
FIOE expresses solidarity with the people of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and with families of the innocent victims executed in such horrific war crimes, whose memories will certainly live among us forever.
Brussels, March 25, 2016
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FIOE strongly condemns Brussels terror attacks

The Federation of Islamic Organisations in Europe strongly condemns the bomb blasts perpetrated in Brussels this morning, resulting in a number of innocent victims, and stands in solidarity with Belgium and its people in the face of terrorism and criminal acts.
The Federation denounces in the strongest terms the terror explosions in Brussels airport and subway station, as successively reported. FIOE is fully confident that such acts will not succeed in intimidating the Belgian people or undermining the public morale.
The Federation of Islamic Organisations in Europe shares the Belgian people’s feelings of grief in this painful tragedy, expresses heartfelt condolences to the innocent victims, and wishes a speedy recovery for the injured.
Brussels, 22 March 2016
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