UK Muslims condemn terrorism, sort of

Read it all Here

My favorite part:

"British Muslims are leading a new campaign condemning the recent attempted car bomb attacks in London and Glasgow." But in reality, this one is not as clever as the Fiqh Council's document: its weasel wording is relatively obvious.


..Whoever kills an innocent soul.. it is as if he killed the whole of mankind, And whoever saves one, it is as if he saved the whole of mankind” [The Quran, 5:32]

"An innocent soul." But reading beyond the quoted passage (you know how important context is, after all), we learn what awaits those who not deemed innocent: "The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger, and strive with might and main for mischief through the land is: execution, or crucifixion, or the cutting off of hands and feet from opposite sides, or exile from the land: that is their disgrace in this world, and a heavy punishment is theirs in the Hereafter" (Qur'an 5:33).

The Muslim communities across Britain are united in condemning the attempted bombings in London and Glasgow.

We are united with the rest of the country at this critical time and are determined to work together to avert any such attacks targeting our fellow citizens, property and country.

Islam forbids the killing of innocent people. We reject any heinous attempts to link such abhorrent acts to the teachings of Islam.

"Innocent people." How, then, does this declaration do anything to refute the views of the British jihadist Anjem Choudary, who has said forthrightly on British TV that no non-Muslims are innocent? Anjem Choudary would have no trouble agreeing to this statement. And there's your problem.


SocietyVs said…
This is the real tough spot for Islam right now - I think they need to push the issue even further in some senses. I know I am innocent in the cause of the Islam faith - but by merely not being a Muslim - I might not be so innovent. They need to step up the definition phase of this.
Abu Daoud said…
Yes, I agree.

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