Indeed, Allah enjoins justice, and the doing of good to others; and giving like kindred; and forbids indecency, and manifest evil, and wrongful transgression. He admonished you that you may take heed. (Al Quran 16:91)
Source: On Faith
A letter of warning from an American Muslim to violent Islamists.
By Harris Zafar, he serves as National Spokesperson for Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA, which is among the oldest Muslim organizations in the United States
I begin with the Islamic greeting of peace – Asalaamo Alaikum (may peace be on you). I have watched for nearly a month as your group (most commonly known as Boko Haram) has been gaining more international attention. Of course, this is not the first I have heard about you — while watching you perpetrate reprehensible crimes for many years (kidnappings, suicide attacks, murders, bombings and prison breaks), I felt powerless to do anything that would resolve the chaos you create thousands of miles away. I thus have focused my energy on prayers. But your latest crime of kidnapping more than 200 girls from the boarding school in Chibok and promising to sell them as child brides and slaves compels me to write this letter to you in the name of Islam.
I write not only as a father of a young daughter but — more importantly — as a devout Muslim deeply grounded in the teachings of Islam. And to say I find your actions troubling is a gross understatement. You spit in the face of Islam and its noble Prophet Muhammad by claiming that your barbaric actions have any connection with Islamic beliefs. I am proud that my brothers in Nigeria have already loudly voiced our condemnation of your actions. If you have any conscience, pick up and read the Quran, turn to Allah in humility, and stop the ruthless transgressions you have spread across Nigeria.
You commonly invoke the name of Allah and Prophet Muhammad to justify violence, death and crime. But Allah has repeatedly instructed in the Quran “Create not disorder on the earth,” “commit not iniquity in the earth, creating disorder,” “Allah loves not disorder,” and “Allah loves not those who create disorder.” I cannot imagine the kind of punishment you will receive not only for destroying the innocent lives of these girls but then falsely claiming to do so under the commandment of Allah.
The only thing more disgusting than your treatment of girls is your repulsive threat to sell these girls and treat them as slaves.