Interfaith Service in Memory of the Paris Attack Victims Held at the Church of Scientology in Brussels

By Scientology Media (Flickr: Church of Scientology Brussels, Belgium) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
By Scientology Media (Flickr: Church of Scientology Brussels, Belgium) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
A call for peace and brotherhood was issued at the Church of Scientology Interfaith Memorial for victims of the Paris Attack.

After the tragic event of the Paris terror attacks that left 129 people dead on November 13, an interfaith memorial service was held at a Church of Scientology in Brussels on November 15 in honor of the terror victims. The service was presided over by Rev. Eric Roux, who is the President of the Union of Churches of Scientology in France as well as the Director in Charge of Special Affairs of the Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre in Paris.

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Delivering his heartfelt message, Rev. Eric Roux said that "All religions bear a message of peace. The truth is that those who claim to use 'religion' to justify their terrorist actions are really godless criminals. Around the world, people suffer from terrorism and oppression. Our vigilance and our actions in the name of peace must never falter."

Two Muslim leaders also joined Rev. Eric Roux in the Brussels service. Imam Asad Majeeb of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Brussels, together with Ms. Maryam Barandi, representing FEMYSO—(Forum of European Muslim Youth and Student Organizations) offered their condolences and condemned the acts of terrorism.

FEMYSO strongly condemned such horrific attack in the name of religion. They gave their heartfelt condolences to the victims, and they said that this was a matter that concerns the whole world and all Muslims across France should join hands and help those affected by the tragic event.

Imam Asad Majeeb represented the world leader of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, His Holiness Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad. In his message, Imam Asad Majeeb quoted that “On behalf of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community worldwide, I express my heartfelt sympathies and condolences to the French nation, its people and government following the heinous terrorist attacks that have taken place in Paris. This brutal and inhumane attack can only be condemned in the strongest possible terms. I would also like to reiterate that all forms of terrorism and extremism are completely against the true teachings of Islam.”

“The Holy Quran has said that to kill even one innocent person is akin to killing all of mankind. Thus, under no circumstances can murder ever be justified, and those who seek to justify their hateful acts in the name of Islam are serving only to defame it in the worst possible way.”

“Our sympathies and prayers are with the victims of these attacks and all of those who have been left bereaved or affected in any way. May God Almighty grant patience to them all and I hope and pray that the perpetrators of this evil act are swiftly brought to justice.”

When concluding the interfaith service, the Prayer for Total Freedom that was written by Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard was quoted by Rev. Roux:

“May the author of the universe enable all men to reach an understanding of their spiritual nature. May awareness and understanding of life expand, so that all may come to know the author of the universe. And may others also reach this understanding which brings Total Freedom.”

“At this time, we think of those whose liberty is threatened; of those who have suffered imprisonment for their beliefs; of those who are enslaved or martyred, and for all those who are brutalized, trapped or attacked.”

“We pray that human rights will be preserved so that all people may believe and worship freely, so that freedom will once again be seen in our land. Freedom from war, and poverty, and want; freedom to be; freedom to do and freedom to have. Freedom to use and understand Man’s potential—a potential that is God-given and Godlike. And freedom to achieve that understanding and awareness that is Total Freedom.”

“May God let it be so.”

They all in one accord condemned Paris religious related terrorist attack, and they encouraged peace to prevail in Paris France and the whole world as well.


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