KILLING AT CHARLIE HEBDO: IS AN ASSAULT ON FREEDOM AND LIBERTY

Dr Warsi - insetBy Dr Syed Talib Hussain Warsi
Director of Intrafaith Relations, AOBM

The Association of British Muslims strongly condemn and express our revulsion at the brutal and insane act of violence and murder of twelve people and injuring eleven others in Paris at the offices of the satirical Magazine Charlie Hebdo.

On behalf of the Muslims residing in Great Britain we express our sorrow and sympathy and convey our condolences to the grieving relatives, friends and associates of those who lost their lives in such tragic circumstance.

The slogan of the perpetrators of this crime “we have avenged Prophet Mohammed, God (Allah) is great” was deliberately made to malign all people of the Muslim faith in the eyes of the world. Islam practiced by all Muslims, except a very small minority, believe that human rights, rights and equality of all religion, race and cultural, plus social justice and freedom are the pillars of our faith. These terrorists are extremely wicked, dangerous, brutal, fanatical part of a particular sect or cult who have disguised themselves wearing the cloak of Islam. They have absolutely and I repeat absolutely nothing what so ever to do with Islam, just like Catholics and Protestants in Northern Ireland had nothing do anything with Christ or Christianity in their recent feuds. If they claim that they are “the pure and true believers and protectors of Islam and Muslims then why have they been killing thousands upon thousands of their own Muslim brothers and sisters within the bounds of the Muslim world. They have slaughtered men, women and children who say God (“Allah”) is great five times a day in their prayers, prayers that are all about peace, love and charity. These, unscrupulous, hideous and barbaric criminals did not hesitate in beheading Peter Edward Kassing, an American who had converted to Islam and adopted a Muslim name “Abdul Rahman Kassing. ,

Time has come to tackle this “cult” who are in a comparative way the Ku Klux Klan of the Muslim world. They are by now a global problem, a global menace. These scourge, the very scum of the modern world are branded as Islamists, whilst I keep repeating that they have absolutely nothing to do with Islam or its ideology. We have to acknowledge the fact that they are not only very well financed, armed and trained but also well versed with the art of using the media, especially the social media and the internet for their ill begotten aims. Their main objective is to subjugate other religions, cultures and societies. All efforts must be made and with great haste and urgency to cut off their sources of funding even if they are coming from some of “our best trading partners”. Never in the history of the modern world have terrorists and warlords received so much from so many, so freely, like ISIS, which many nations of the world must envy. Fellows like Abubaker Baghdadi must be saying to each other, “guys we have never had it so good”.

For the sake of regime, too many times we have encouraged, formed, financed, armed and trained rebel armies whose behaviour are no different to any other terrorist organisation. Often they have had boomerang effects. It is now appearing in the media that two of the terrorists named in the Charlie Hebdo massacre are ‘Syria returned’ i.e. ‘terrorists made in Syria’ perhaps at one of our friendly training camps. After gaining field experience, they have been returned to France with compliments. How sad, what a tragedy.

We beseech our Muslim brothers and sister in this country, France and rest of Europe to work hard within the community, with the government, the police, local authorities and the media in exposing and bringing justice to people with such twisted minds. In the safety of our nations and all its citizens lie the safety of all of us, Muslims or non-Muslims.

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One thought on “KILLING AT CHARLIE HEBDO: IS AN ASSAULT ON FREEDOM AND LIBERTY

  1. THIS INCIDENT HAS TWO ASPECTS . FIRST THOSE WHO KNOW THE HISTORY OF ISLAM KNOW IT WELL THAT THE RASOOL E KAREEM (saaws) WAS EXTREMELY COMPASIONATE , FORGIVING AND PEACE LOVING . HE NEVER WAGED A WAR AGAINST ANY, INFIDELS, KAFFEREEN OR ATHEISTS ,FORGAVE WHOEVER HURT HIM OR ATTACKED, EVEN FINDING HIS TORMENTOR WEAK AND SICK, HE WENT TO ASK HER TORMENTOR RATHER TAKING
    ADWANTAGE OF HER WEAKNESS AND COULD HAVE TAKEN REVENGE . SUCH WAS HIS PRACTICAL CHARACTER .
    HIS FOLLOWERS, HIS UMMAH ARE SUPPOSED TO BE SAME IF THEY CLAIM TO FOLLOW
    HIS SUNNAH . HIS AHLEBAYT AND HIS TRUE FOLLOWERS WERE AND ARE SAME . THOSE WHO AGGRESS, THOSE WHO INDULGE IN ARSON, TERRORISM OR DO VIOLENCE ARE NOT HIS FOLLOWERS, CANT BE MUSLIMS, IRRESPECTIVE OF THEIR NAMES OR LOOKS.
    SO THE PERPETRATORS OF THE CRIME WHO KILLED THE STAFF OF THE HATE ORG, THE
    CARTOONISTS CAN NOT BE MUSLIMS . A TERRORIST CAN NEVER BE A MUSLIM .

    THE OTHER ASPECT IS THAT THE FRENCH ORG . IS NOT ENTIRELY INNOCENT . THEIR GOVT . TOO MUST HAVE BEEN AWARE THEIR ACTIVITIES, TOOK NO ACTION.. FREEDOM OF PRESS IS ALL NONSENSE,. NO ONE HAS THE FREEDOM TO HURT THE RELIGIOUS SENTIMENTS OF OTHERS WHATSOEVER .

    SO BOTH ARE GUILTY BUT THE KILLERS ARE MORE AND THEY ALL WERE PUNISHIBLE ,THE KILLED ALREADY GOT IT, THE KILLERS SHOULD EXPECT MOST SEVERE PUNISHMENTS IN THEIR HEREAFTER OR WHO KNOWS IN THIS WORLD ITSELF .

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