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They aren’t Muslims, they are terrorists

They aren’t Muslims, they are terrorists

UAE residents raise their voices against the terrorist attacks that killed dozens of innocent people on Friday in three separate countries.



By Ahmed Shaaban/senior Reporter

Published: Mon 29 Jun 2015, 1:46 AM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 3:09 PM

Dubai - Residents here have raised their voices against the terrorist attacks that killed dozens of innocent people on Friday in three separate countries, Kuwait, Tunisia and France.

The attacks, coinciding with the first anniversary of the Daesh terrorist organisation declaring a caliphate, happened as the Muslim communities worldwide are observing the holy month of Ramadan.

The terrorist organisation claimed responsibility on social media for the suicide bombing at a Shia mosque in the Kuwait capital, which claimed at least 25 lives during Friday prayers.

“They have nothing to do with the merciful and tolerant teachings of Islam. Those people may never ever be Muslims,” said Essam Mahmud, an engineer.

Sherif Al Wakeel, a contractor, said, Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) had said that a woman would suffer hellfire for blocking a cat until she died.

“Then what about innocent people.”

Echoing the same, 76-year-old Abu Khalid, Syrian, said Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) used to orders Muslim fighters not to touch any place of worship of other religions, so what about mosques?

“He had also urged Muslim fighters not to kill women, children, aged or infirm person during war. They were also instructed not to cut down fruit-bearing trees, destroy an inhabited place, slaughter sheep or camels except for food, burn bees or scatter them, never steal from the booty or be cowardly.”

“The Prophet (PBUH) was also reported as saying that the blood, honour and property of a Muslim is inviolable for another Muslim,” said Dr Shaikh Mohammed Ashmawy.

“It is really weird how those extremists are thinking,” he said.

“What are the benefits they get from this massacre and bloodshed? It is heinous to kill anyone under any circumstances while praying, even a non-Muslim.”

Adding, he said those headless mercenaries know nothing about peaceful co-existence and may never ever be following the merciful Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

“On the contrary, they do distort the image of Islam and hurt Muslims everywhere.” 

Shaikh Moheb Abdulughani, an Islamic studies teacher, said such cruel practices heat up the spirit of revenge and disorder and destabilise the whole society.

“Thousands of non-Muslims have willingly converted to Islam without being even invited because of Muslims’ pure hearts and good manners.”— ahmedshaaban@khaleejtimes.com


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