Following the shootings in Paris, Muslim Youth Leaders have called for renewed focus on addressing radicalization.
Statement released by The Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA), condemned the terror attacks in Paris and offered its deepest condolences and prayers to the families of those killed. AMYA is the youth organization of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA.
National President of AMYA. Dr. Bilal Rana said,
“We are incredibly saddened and frightened about this unjustifiable attack in Paris,”
“Our hearts and prayers are with the victims and their families, and we pray that the perpetrators of this vile attack are brought to justice so that peace can be restored. Too many lives are being lost these days at the hands of terrorists and unnecessary wars. We call people toward respecting the sanctity of human life.”
As the oldest Muslim youth organization in the country, AMYA will gather more than 100 young Muslim leaders from across the country to a Youth Leadership Summit this weekend at the Al-Nasr Mosque in Willingboro, NJ. There, the youth will engage in discussions and workshops that will focus on improving Muslim youth development, preventing youth from a path of radicalization and guiding youth towards being active, civic minded citizens of this country.