Top Muslim Leaders Say "Not In Our Name"
I love to read news like this.
Finally, we hearing from the top leaders of Islam in the US that they will no longer stand for the perversion of their religion to excuse cowardly terrorist acts. Not In Our Name!
“Having our religious scholars side by side with our community leaders leaves no room for anybody to suggest that Islam and Muslims condone or support any forms or acts of terrorism,” said Esam Omeish, president of the Muslim American Society, one of the groups which announced the fatwa.
Ibrahim Hooper, spokesperson for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said it was the first time Muslims in North America had issued an anti-terrorism edict, although they had repeatedly condemned such acts of violence.
Hooper said Thursday’s religious ruling, issued by the Fiqh Council of North America, said: “We clearly and strongly state (that) all acts of terrorism targeting civilians are ‘haram’ (forbidden) in Islam.”
I want to make sure that all of those people who are reading this make sure they understand the implications. These are strong Muslims who are speaking out and issuing a “fatwa” to tell all followers that this is wrong, wrong, wrong. More voices will follow. Let’s encourage that instead of saying that the whole of Islamic thought is to blame.
I seen people comment to this effect on some of our posts and it just makes my stomach turn.
You can’t define the majority by the minority, and hopefully stories like this will help the small minority on this site who condemn Islam to realize that.
(Hat Tip: Powerline)