Here you go:
One of our fellow countrymen, who fell into the hands of a group of barbaric fanatics, has just been assassinated and thus joins the list of hostages who have served as an outlet in the name of a false Islam in which none of us can even scarcely recognize ourselves.
We Muslims of France, we can only express our repulsion and denounce with all of our energy these abominable crimes perpetuated in the name of a religion which is based in peace, mercy and respect for life.
We deny to these savage human beings the right to lay claim to Islam and to speak in our name. The suffering and death that they have inflicted on our Christian, Yazidi and Muslim brothers in Syria, Iraq, Nigeria and elsewhere, fills us with revulsion, and we are made more miserable to be able to do nothing other than express our solidarity and our immense compassion.
Is it enough to express our solidarity and go no further in our expression of fraternity? No! For it is our duty, precisely in the name of this religion of peace and of the true Islam, to call all Muslims who want to remain faithful to these essential values, to express, there where they are, no matter what the circumstances, their disgust before this supreme manifestation of barbarity.
Certainly, this majority of Muslims is not always audible, lacking access to the media, or incapable of creating alternative means of communication, in order to repair the deformed image that one receives from these barbarians, making them either jihadists or fundamentalists – but never common citizens concerned with living their faith within the gift of the laws of the Republic of France and to safeguard the traditions and cultures which constitute each French citizen in their diverse origins.
We, French people and Muslim, wish to express our total solidarity with all victims of this barbarous group, lost (mad?) soldiers of a false Islamic state, and we denounce with every ounce of our energy all atrocities committed in the name of a murderous ideology which hides behinds the religion of Islam and confiscates its vocabulary.
No one can claim the right to speak on our behalf, and to better attest our solidarity in the present painful circumstances , we say with honor that “we are also dirty French .” (unclean)
I did this fast - I think some of it may be a little off. But you get the idea…I love it - this is France at its best.
(Don’t you know German? You can do those. My German is pretty bad these days. :))