The Imam of a mosque rammed by a car in France has released a statement denouncing the attack and supporting the soldiers guarding the mosque.
French soldiers opened fire on a car after it attempted to ram them outside the mosque in Valence, Drome.
Three soldiers were injured and a stray bullet hit one of the worshipers.
Abdallah Dliouah, the Valence mosque’s imam, denounced the “act of aggression” against the soldiers protecting the mosque.
He released a statement on Facebook saying: “Those who run the Valence mosque and those loyal to it are profoundly shocked by this act.
“The soldiers charged with the protection of the mosque are appreciated by worshippers and we denounce this act of aggression against those who assure our safety.”
He added: “Pending the results of an investigation, we would like to reaffirm that this act, while serious, will not prevent our determination to promote our life together, as we have always done.”
Source: The Independent