We condemn the attack on Charlie Hebdo and are deeply shocked by this atrocity that has taken 12 lives and injured scores more.
We offer our condolences to the family of the victims and those left bereaved.
It is hoped that the perpetrators of the attack are swiftly arrested and brought to justice with the full weight of the law.
It is a great source of regret that such violent acts and terrorist activities continue to be associated with Islam - despite the fact they have nothing to do with Islam’s true teachings.
Under no circumstances does Islam permit a person to take the law into his own hands.
It is never right to mock the sensitivities of any religion; nevertheless, there is absolutely no justification in Islam for violent response to any provocation.
I hope the perpetrators will be arrested and brought to Justice.
Abdul Ghafoor Javaid President, Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Crawley Jamaat