The Qur’an says: “Against them make ready your strength to the utmost of your power, including steeds of war, to strike terror into the hearts of the enemies of Allah and your enemies…” (8:60)
The people responsible for the linking of Islam with terrorism are not the Gujarat police or any other non-Muslims. The people responsible are the Islamic jihadists who kill people and explain and justify their murders by referring to Islamic texts and teachings.
HYDERABAD: Taking strong objection to the recent mock anti-terror drill in which “terrorists” were made to wear skull caps and shout pro-Islamic slogans organized by the Gujarat police, Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) supremo Asaduddin Owaisi implied that deliberate attempts were being made to link terrorism with Islam.
Addressing a well-attended gathering on eve of Milad-un-Nabi at the vast grounds of party headquarters in Darussalaam, Owaisi said: “The Gujarat police think that we should be afraid of practicing our faith. Why are you linking terrorism with Islam? But the truth is Islam and Prophet Muhammad came to finish off terrorism. And as much as we are proud of our faith, we are proud of being Indian. There is an investment summit in Gujarat and they want to show that there is a war on terror in progress. But let it be clear, we have nothing to do with terrorism.”
Owaisi said that though the party has severe political differences with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), this does not imply that the MIM would differ with them if the country’s sovereignty is threatened. “We will speak in one voice indeed and fight for the borders of our country. But it is not in the interest of the country that Islam be vilified,” Owaisi said….
The parliamentarian lashed out at Mehdi Masroor Biswas, the Bengaluru-based Islamic State supporter, for misrepresenting Islam and demanded that the “old man” Hafiz Saeed be apprehended. “He has killed innocent Muslims. He is an enemy of the country,” Owaisi said.