Terror mail reads....."In The Name of Allah"
Is there any muslim religious leader came forward to condemn and issued fatwa against these terrorists for maligning "Islam"?
NEW DELHI 1 Jun 2008: For the first time ever, Islamic seminary Darul-Uloom Deoband issued a fatwa against terrorism on Saturday, stating Islam had come to wipe out all kinds of terrorism and to spread the message of global peace. The Darul-Uloom had denounced terrorism for the first time in February, but had not issued a fatwa so far.
Saturdays fatwa, signed by Darul-Ulooms grand mufti Habibur Rehman, asserts that "Islam rejects all kinds of unjust violence, breach of peace, bloodshed, murder and plunder and does not allow it in any form".
Citing the "sinister campaign" to malign "Islamic faith...by linking terrorism with Islam and distorting the meanings of Quranic Verses and Prophet traditions", Mahmood Asad Madani, leader of Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind, had wanted Deoband to spell out the stand of Islam on world peace.
The fatwa, issued before a huge gathering of Muslims in Delhis Ramlila Ground for the Anti-Terrorism and Global Peace Conference, went on to sa ...more
By Yoginder Sikand
As in the case of many previous deadly blasts across India over the past decade or so, there is much speculation about the real masterminds behind the recent blasts in New Delhi. Depending essentially on who you are"which these days has largely come to mean for many people which religious community one identifies with"the monsters behind the carnage could possibly be disgruntled Muslims or Islamist terrorists (for many Hindus) or Hindutva militants (according to many Muslims).
To the contrary, Muslim leaders I have spoken to and whose statements I have read (mainly in the Urdu press, because most other papers simply ignore their voices) have repeatedly stressed"and are also doing so now, in the wake of the Delhi blasts"that if, as is being alleged, SIMI activists or some other Muslims were behind these, stern action"even capital punishment"should be meted out to them, for bomb blasts in which innocents die, they say, is not only again ...more
But this ."In The Name of Allah" could be different from true.