Turkish Islamic scholar Fethullah Gulen has unequivocally rejected terrorist attacks and bombings committed in the name of Islam, adding that a terrorist cannot be branded a real Muslim Today`s Zaman reported.
In a speech he delivered to his students at his house in Pennsylvania, Gulen spoke at length about attacks on behalf of Islam, stressing that a real Muslim could never commit a terrorist attack. His speech was published on Thursday on herkul.org, a website that frequently broadcasts his messages.
Gulen’s remarks came shortly after a deadly shooting and hostage crisis in a Nairobi mall in which more than 60 people were killed. This week has been particularly bloody across the Middle East, with church and mosque bombings in Iraq and Pakistan killing scores of civilians.
“The most brutal scenes are at play in the name of Islam in a wide geography from Syria to Pakistan and Kenya,” Gulen recalled, noting that perpetrators bomb mosques and churches, slitting throats after alleging that the Quran, holy book of Muslims, orders it. Gulen said the picture in the Middle East is also a shame for Muslims and that it stains the face of Islam.
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