PLAINFIELD, IN. Mar. 18 - "We, at the Islamic Society of North America, received with profound sadness the news of the impending war on Iraq. We reiterate our position, and that of the great majority of religious leaders and the international community that this war is not justified and is not in the interest of the United States, world peace and security, and the rule of law.”
"We ask the US Administration and Congress, and all peace-loving people to do all they can to end this violence and minimize human suffering.”
"We express our grave concern about the expected fallout of this war, especially the loss of human life on all sides, the destruction of the infrastructure of Iraq, and chaos and instability that may follow.”
"We exhort all our fellow Americans opposed to the war to express their views vigorously but lawfully and peacefully.”
"We call on law enforcement authorities to take all possible measures to prevent and discourage hate crimes and hate speech and to protect people’s First Amendment right to dissent."