Pranab Kumar Mukherjee, India’s Foreign Minister, says that the United States linked Islam with terrorism after 9/11. But is that really true? Wasn’t it Osama bin Laden and other jihadists worldwide who linked Islam with terrorism by invoking the Qur’an and Sunnah in explaining and justifying what they were doing? And didn’t George W. Bush say Islam was peace and do everything he could to deny that link?
This article shows that political correctness gets you nowhere. It’s better just to tell the truth. Rewriting history: “Don’t brand terrorism with Islam: Pranab,” from the Press Trust of India, June 15 (thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist):
KOLKATA: Union External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday expressed vehement opposition to the tagging of terrorism with Islam, saying the idea, floated by the US after the attack on the World Trade Centre, was unacceptable.
“After the twin tower attack, the US floated worldwide the concept of Islamic terrorism. I am vehemently opposed to this.” Mukherjee said at a seminar on ‘Terrorism and Justice’ organised by a Muslim NGO.
Describing Islam as an old religion with numerous followers, Mukherjee said clubbing the religion with terrorism could not be accepted….