Glad that’s settled! Now all those Al-Qaeda types will lay down their arms, and I can go back to my saxophone studies. Or was it fluegelhorn? “No room for terrorism in Islam: Chief Minister,” from Associated Press of Pakistan, August 11:
PESHAWAR, Aug 11 (APP): Chief Minister NWFP Ameer Haider Khan Hoti has said that there was no room for terrorism in Islam, saying all the religions were meant for promoting love, harmony and to put the humanity on right path. “Every religion believe in peace and are against violence and terrorism and they are a major source of teaching and searching for peace and tranquility against hatred and unrest,” Hoti said this during a meeting with a delegation of Pakistan Council of World Religions headed Qari Rohullah Madani, Chief Khatteeb NWFP Government, who called him at his office on Monday.
Other members of the delegation were Rev. Aftab Gohar, Allama Fakhrul Hassan Kararvi, Haroon Sarab Diyal, Hamphery Peter and Dr. Qibla Ayaz. Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister said that there was complete religious freedom for the minorities in the province and it was responsibility of his government to provide protection to their worship places.
Appreciating efforts of the council members, Hoti said that their endeavors would result into gaping the differences in different religions of the world and particularly in Pakistan, religious harmony and spirit of co-existence will promote.
Referring to the law and order situation, the Chief Minister said that his government had initiated its sincere efforts to douse and prevent the fire of insurgency through political approach. “It is our prime duty to resolve the problems through peaceful means,” he added.
Good luck with that.