Fiji Times online: By Frederica Elbourne
Friday, February 01, 2013
CERTAIN deeds of some Muslim groups, which are contrary to the teachings of Islam and which are committed in its name, portray Islam in a bad light.
That was the word from the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at Fiji on the occasion of Prophet Mohammed’s Birthday on Monday.
Subsequent to the misdeeds of some Muslim believers, opponents of Islam try to find faults and means to defame the religion, national president Fazal Ullah Tariq said in his closing address at the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at Fiji in Samabula.
“The Muslims who carry out such misdeeds have given so much ammunition to the anti-Islamic groups that they are taking advantage of this and using the media to project Islam in the wrong light,” he said.
Mr Tariq said it was unfortunate that certain so-called Islamic groups, and certain others, had portrayed Islam in such a way that the faith comprised people of uncivilised, extremist and aggressive nature.
“Just hearing the name of Islam leads to an impression of swords, bombings and suicide attacks.
“It is our claim that the Ahmadiyya community alone presents the real picture of Islam to the world today,” he said.