‘Terrorists hurt cause of Islam’

ABU DHABI — A prominent UAE preacher denounced yesterday as infidels Muslims who carry out attacks against innocent civilians around the world, including the perpetrators of the London blasts.

By (AFP)

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Published: Sat 16 Jul 2005, 10:29 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 7:43 PM

“Do these people not see the results of their actions? They have turned people against us ... and made them link the name of Islam with terrorism,” Sheikh Hamdan Musallam Al Mazruhi said in his Friday sermon.

“Therefore, we should say it out loud that whoever kills innocent people ... is not a Muslim and Islam is innocent of him ... We are astonished at those people who justify these acts and see them as jihad in the name of God and declare themselves an authority for Muslims,” he said.

“Those who do that are infidels,” he said.

The preacher said “Islam is a religion of mercy and peace.”

“How does it help Islam, when the blood of civilians is shed around the world, like in Iraq, Afghanistan, New York, Madrid, Bali, Casablanca, Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and lately in London at the hands of those killers and criminals ... who are falsely linked to Islam,” he said.

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