Interior Spiritual Struggle, natch: “The convention calls upon the Muslims to take part in the peaceful jihad against such terrorist groups.” But of course, the problem is all the fault of “imperialist forces.”
“Madrassa teachers call for jihad against terror groups,” from Express News Service (thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist):
KOZHIKODE: A convention of madrassa teachers against communalism and extremism, held here on Wednesday, has dismissed the allegations that madrassas across the country have turned “˜terrorist training centres”.
The convention, in a resolution, maintained that such allegations were false, and expressed anxiety over the large number of terrorist organisations sprouting in the name of Islam.
“The convention calls upon the Muslims to take part in the peaceful jihad against such terrorist groups,” it said. […]
The imperialist forces and their supporting media have gone far ahead in propagating that Islam is a terrorist outfit, he added.
Not that Muslims have had anything to do with creating that impression!
Madrassas, he said, had played a vital role in maintaining peace in the state, where communal riots are a few. It is unfortunate that these learning centres are dubbed as the centres of terrorism activities, he added.
Thangal also called upon the madrassa teachers to shoulder the responsibility towards the betterment of religion and practices.
IUML leader M.K. Muneer, who is also the president of DaSHA, said terrorism was anti-Islamic and that steps should be taken to prevent fundamental forces from making their entry in various fields.
“Awareness programmes will be conducted in the coming days with the support of media and victims of terrorism,” he added.
Great. Even granting that this is a sincere effort, which their blaming of the media casts into doubt, the question remains: why haven’t we seen more direct action by peaceful Muslims against the jihad ideology over the past six years?