Muslims Condemning Terrorism

Western politicians and journalists often demand that Muslims need to speak out more against terrorism and violent extremism done in the name of Islam. Such demands exacerbate Islamophobia in part because they ignore the many instances in which Muslim scholars and organizations are condemning terrorism.

The links below provide examples of these condemnations.


Condemnations of ISIS

Open Letter to Al-Baghdadi

Marrakesh Declaration

Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)


Arab League

Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia

Turkey’s Religious Affairs Directorate

Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)

Islamic Society of North America (ISNA)

Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC)

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA

Islamic Supreme Council of Canada

Muslim Council of Britain (MCB)

Manchester Council of Mosques

French Council for the Muslim Faith (CFCM)

Muslims Australia (AFIC)

Danish Muslim Union (DMU)

Dutch Contact Institution Muslims and Government (CMO)

Belgian Muslim Executive Committee (EMB)

Association of Indian Muslims of America

Indian Muslim Clerics

Sheik Abdullah bin Bayyah


Condemnations of Al Qaeda, 9/11, and Other Terrorist Attacks

Islamic Statements against Terrorism (Charles Kurzman, University of North Carolina)

How American Muslims Really Responded to September 11 (Media Monitors Network)

Muslim Voices Against Extremism and Terrorism РFatwas & Formal Statements (Sheila Musaji, The American Muslim)

Scholars of Islam and the Tragedy of September 11th (Professors from the American Academy of Religion)

Worldwide Condemnation of Terrorism (

Fatwa by US Muslims Against Religious Extremism (The Fiqh Council of North America)

Fatwa on Terrorism in Canada and the US (The Islamic Supreme Council of Canada)

Fatwa on Terrorism and Suicide Bombings (Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr. Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri)

Fatwa Declared Against Osama Bin Laden (The Islamic Commission of Spain)

Fatwa in Response to the London Bombings (British Muslim Forum)

Fatwa against Al-Shabab (Somali Islamic Scholars)

Fatwa on Terrorism and Suicide Bombings (Dr. Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri)

Hyderabad Declaration (Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind)

Statement on Brussels Attacks (Federation of Islamic Organisations in Europe)

Statement on Brussels Attacks (Organization of Islamic Cooperation)

Statement of Solidarity with the LGBTQI Community (CAIR-National)

A Joint Muslim Statement on the Carnage in Orlando

Muslim-LGBTQ Unity Statement in Response to Divisive Rhetoric After Orlando Shooting