It is ‘lazy’ and ‘wrong’ to suggest terror has nothing to do with Islam. Says UK new Home Secretary.

Source: CT

1. Launching a report on religion’s impact on public life he said: ‘Faith is undoubtedly a force for good.’

2. Describing his own background he said: ‘My own family’s heritage is Muslim. Myself and my four brothers were brought up to believe in God, but I do not practise any religion. My wife is a practising Christian and the only religion practised in my house is Christianity.

‘I think we should recognise that Christianity is the religion of our country.’

3. Asked whether he reads the Quran he said: ‘No, but how many people call themselves Christian and visit a church? God and Allah are the same thing.’

4. Javid takes a firm line with Islam’s responsibility for terrorist attacks, saying it is ‘lazy’ and ‘wrong’ to suggest terror has nothing to do with Islam.

‘All communities can do more to try and help deal with terrorists, try and help track them down. But I think it is absolutely fair to say that there is a special burden on Muslim communities because whether we like it or not these terrorists call themselves Muslims. It is no good for people to say they are not Muslims, that is what they call themselves. They do try to take what is a great peaceful religion and warp it for their own means.’

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  1. It is ‘lazy’ and ‘wrong’ to suggest terror has nothing to do with Islam.
    I think CT manipulated his words. This is journalistic dishonesty. All agree with the idea that those who commit atrocities on the name of Islam are Muslims. However question is if Islam as religion advocates extremism or terrorism. Obvious reply is no. This is what he also said and every real Muslim says so. Only unfortunate thing is due to Jewish and Christian monopoly of electronic media Islamic terrorism has been hammered in minds of masses and it now has become´very difficult to remove this notion.
    Hats off to spiritual head of Ahmadiyya Community who through his numerous lectures, letters and peace symposiums is trying extremely hard to propagate the real teachings of Islam on peace. Hopefully His efforts will be become fruitful one day.

  2. Reblogged this on Progressive Islam. and commented:
    Written : ‘All communities can do more to try and help deal with terrorists, try and help track them down. But I think it is absolutely fair to say that there is a special burden on Muslim communities because whether we like it or not these terrorists call themselves Muslims. It is no good for people to say they are not Muslims, that is what they call themselves. They do try to take what is a great peaceful religion and warp it for their own means.’—

    I support and Ahmadiyyah should support this idea that those who say the extremist and terrorist are Muslim or Islam. They pray 5 times a day. They do fasting and pay zakat, etc
    That is definition of A Muslim or Islam.

    Those who say that extremist or terrorist who persecute Ahmadiyya, Shiah, and Christian are not Muslim , they are sympatizer of extremist ideology—

    We, as educated Muslim who live in the West have to admit and confess that they are Muslim who apply the wrong interpretation of Islam.

    We have to cleanse all the extremist clerics who teach hatred Muslim.

    I urge Ahmadiyya to take a lead to fight the extremist clerics every mosque in the West. Government will support you — otherwise people will accuse Ahmadiyya do no thing or not enough!

    Progressive Muslim will support Government of the West to root the extremist Islamic ideology-

    All our love ❤️

    • Please read Mr. Zubair Khan’s comment. He is putting it correctly. The way you put it is to blame Islam and that is wrong. The militants who call themselves Muslims are nothing but criminals. Many who met them confirm that they do not even know the basics of Islam. Therefore if we concentrate in fighting ‘extremist clerics’ we are actually wasting our time. It is not extremist clerics that we need to fight, but extremist militants who MISUSE the name of Islam. That is a difference. Hopefully Somi will start to understand that small but very important difference.

    • Does Somi not notice how active the members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at are, and of course especially its Head the Khalifa, in promoting peace? Peace Symposium at the Headquarter and in most other countries too, even in the northernmost Iceland. Thanks for urging us, but without your urging we do a lot. But Somi just likes to go on arguing for arguing’s sake.

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