A seminar held in New Delhi and attended by several prominent Islamic clerics and politicians has decided to blame the West for connecting Islam to terrorism. Of course, the numerous terrorist organizations who constantly invoke Islam in order to justify their daily attacks are blameless, according to India News:
Prominent Muslim Clerics and diplomats of Arab countries have charged the West with seeking to link Islam with terrorism, stating only a ”handful of heretic and fundamentalist groups” are spreading terror in the world in the name of Jihad (Holy War).
”Extremism is a worldwide phenomenon. It is not confined to any particular region or religion. Any attempt to link it with Islam would create civilization conflict,” they said at a seminar on ”Quran for Peace and Progress”, here last evening.
In his address, Maulana Azami said Islam was a religion of peace and it taught tolerance, good inter-religious ties, absolute freedom of expression and respect for sentiments of others.
Islam and terrorism were poles apart, he said and added Jihad was waged to fight against injustice and not to kill innocents.
Ahhh…jihad only kills those who are unjust, not innocent. I feel safer already. Of course, as is common at such conferences, Western nations, not mass-murdering Islamic terrorists, are singled out as the real sources of “instability” in the Muslim world:
He also criticized the West for suppressing the voice of many Islamic nations. Palestinians have been denied their inalienable rights, while wrong policies of West caused instability in Iraq and Afghanistan.