26th September 2014
PRESS RELEASE: UK to launch air strikes
In light of the vote in Parliament sanctioning the UK to join international partners in participating in air strikes in Iraq, the Federation of Muslim Organisations (FMO) today reaffirmed their opposition to the self styled ‘Islamic State’ organisation which has caused murder and mayhem against populations across the Middle East.
This barbaric outfit which has killed many Christians, Muslims, Yazidis, other minorities as well as taking hostages, espouses a vision of the world which promotes conflict, disharmony and chaos against humanity. We agree that measures must be taken against ISIL but implore that all political and diplomatic solutions are exhausted.
The FMO stresses that we take lessons from recent history and request all parties working in the region, including our own government, to work with the international community to help bring about a just and lasting peace. We are absolutely of the opinion that every human life is sacred and any actions must not contribute towards creating more fractured families, communities and societies in the region. There has already been far too much blood shed in the region for far too long.
The FMO urges our government to ensure that no actions jeopardise the flow of humanitarian aid which is desperately needed. Both Iraq and Syria have witnessed a humanitarian crisis not seen for a generation. The people of Iraq and Syria deserve peace after years of enduring hardship and turmoil.