Actually, the Qur’an never says that. It does say this: “And do not kill the soul which Allah has forbidden, except by right. And whoever is killed unjustly, We have given his heir authority, but let him not exceed limits in taking life. Indeed, he has been supported.” (17:33) This is clearly not an outright prohibition of killing. One should not kill “except by right.” And one who kills “unjustly” is subject to punishment from the heirs of the person he killed.
Here yet again we see a Muslim cleric claiming that Boko Haram is not Islamic but not explaining why. This is important because if they don’t explain why, they will only convince gullible Infidels that Boko Haram is not Islamic, and lull them into complacency. If they explain why, they have a chance to keep other Muslims from accepting the Islamic justifications for its actions that Boko Haram offers. So why don’t they do that? And why doesn’t anyone ever challenge them about this?
“Stop calling Boko Haram Islamic group- Cleric tells media,” Premium Times, May 18,2014:
“The judgment in Islam for anybody that kills his fellow being is death”.
The Chief Imam of Lead City University, Ibadan, Abdulrahman Muhammed-Liawal, on Sunday urged the media to stop referring to the Boko Haram sect as an Islamic group.
Mr. Muhammed-Liawal made the plea in Ibadan at a programme organised by the Muslim community of Radio Nigeria, Ibadan, with the theme: “Islam and the Media.’’
The cleric, who noted that the activities of the sect were completely anti-Islam, said “Islam is not a religion that encourages force but rather a religion of peace and equity.
“The attitude of Boko Haram contradicts the teachings of Islam; the judgment in Islam for anybody that kills his fellow being is death.
“Anybody that understands this principle will not kill his fellow being.’’
He also advised the media to always confirm their information before reportage in order not to mislead the public.
Mr. Muhammed-Liawal, who observed that the best means of informing the people about Islam was through the media, advised well-meaning Muslims to sponsor Islamic programmes during the forthcoming Ramadan.