On behalf of the International Qur’anic Studies Association, we offer our condolences to Muslim communities across the world after the New Zealand mosque attacks. At least one IQSA member has already confirmed that they lost a loved one in Christchurch on March 15, 2019. We are pained by this horrific incident and alarmed at the rise of terrorist attacks based on hatred and bigotry. These include similar attacks against a synagogue in Pittsburg, a church in Charleston, and against other houses of worship.
Our professional conduct policy and mission uphold pluralism and the strongest commitment to diversity. Critical scholarship is an integral weapon against extremist, fundamentalist narratives. IQSA is a community of scholars and friends. Our organization will always promote and embody goodwill between members coming from different cultures.Our thoughts are with all those who mourn.
Emran El-Badawi, Executive Director Gabriel Reynolds, Chair
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