Grand Mufti of Egypt: 'There’s No Place for Terror in the Teachings of Islam'

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Source: Newsweek


Every Muslim is in utter shock about the senseless, appalling and cowardly attack on Charlie Hebdo in Paris, and the other senseless violence against innocents we have seen since in Copenhagen and Libya.

Let us say it plainly: These horrific acts are a complete violation of Islamic law and norms, and the perpetrators are in no way representative of Muslim people or the religion of Islam.

God upholds the sanctity of life as a universal principle. The Koran states in 4:29: “And do not kill one another, for God is indeed merciful unto you.” Islam views murder as both a crime punishable by law in this world and as a major sin punishable in the Afterlife. As Prophet Muhammad said, “The first cases to be decided among the people on the Day of Judgment will be those of blood-shed.”


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3 replies

  1. The only interesting thing is why Newsweek has published this article by the Grand Mufti of Egypt. As for the contents the Grand Mufti is also harping on the same apologetic tune.

    The Muslims lack leadership. Thus the voice of the Grand Mufti of Egypt is just one of the many. As for the “extremist” he has his own Mufti who also quotes from the same Quran. To the outsider, like Newsweek, it has a choice to publish only that which suits its agenda, and which it wants to be conveyed to its readership.

    So the question, why Newsweek has published this statement now. Did it publish the interpretation of “Jihad” by the Reformer of this Age? It was during the Afghan War when the Grand Muftis of all hues of the Muslim World declared “Jihad” as one of the pillars of Islam. How come their statements are now taking a “Islam means peace” colour?


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