Wednesday, January 09, 2013
Muslims denounce the statement by Turkish President Hon. Abdullah Gül
Texas - January 9, 2013. In a statement released today, Mike Mohamed
Ghouse, president of the World Muslim Congress expressed his concerns
and denounced the statement made by Honorable Mr. Abdullah Gül,
president of the Republic of Turkey.
Mr. Ghouse said, “A Muslim
should stand for up justice and support all such inquiries that bring
justice to the people, in case where a Muslim cannot do anything, the
least he can do is to speak up against injustice. Today, I am
disappointed by the statement of Hon. President Gül”.
17, 2012, in a letter addressed to the Prime Minister and President of
Bangladesh on December 17,2012, Mr. Gül suggested the government of
Bangladesh to "forgive" and not to "hang" the alleged war criminals of
Bangladesh War of Independence in 1971, even before the verdict is
delivered by the International Crime Tribunal (ICT) of Bangladesh.
Hasan Mahmud, Advisor of World Muslim Congress, adds, “This amounts to
interference and biasing the prejudicing the system of a sovereign
However, honoring God’s words, that the
dearest one to God is the one who forgives, I would have expected Hon.
President Gül to withhold his suggestion until the verdict was given.
This would have established justice and after that, all the humanity,
Muslims and otherwise should appeal to victims to forgive them. It would
have complied with Islam’s principles and have done a world of Good.
Bhuiyan, founder of World without Hate, this year demonstrated the
healing and transforming power of forgiveness when he tirelessly
campaigned for the life of his own assailant who, ultimately, was
executed by the State. On September 21, 2001, Bhuiyan, a Muslim
immigrant from Bangladesh, was shot in the face by Mark Stroman in a
hate crime stimulated by the 9/11 attacks. Raised to value forgiveness
and the sanctity of life, Bhuiyan, along with Hassan’s and Patel's
survivors, pleaded unsuccessfully for a stay of execution.” Dallas Peace
We request a letter or announcement of withdrawal of the letter by President Gül
Mike Ghouse, President
email - SpeakerMikeGhouse@gmail.com
Hasan Mahmud, Board of Advisor
email - Hasan@HasanMahmud.com
World Muslim Congress, 2665 Villa Creek Dr, Suite 206, Dallas, TX 75234