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21 Jul, 2005
More than 500 British Muslim religious leaders and scholars have issued a fatwa in response to the bombings in London that killed 52 so-called innocent people. They spelled a stinging condemnation of the terror attack saying: "Violence and the destruction of innocent lives and suicide bombings are "vehemently prohibited" in Islam. Such rare, yet extraordinary, indictment of the terrorism in the light of the teaching of the "religion of true peace" is likely to go a long way in ushering peace to our world, which has been terrorized by extremists allegedly in the name of Islam. It is time probably time to release a sigh of relief and express gratitude to the UK Muslims scholars, for their outstanding work in the cause of peace. This indictment reflects the true spirit of their allegedly "religion of peace"?
Gul Mohammad, secretary general of the BMF, quoted the Koran saying: "Whoever kills a human being... then it is as though he has killed all mankind; and whoever saves a human life it is as though he had saved all mankind."
He went on: "Islam's position is clear and unequivocal: murder of one soul is the murder of the whole of humanity; he who shows no respect for human life is an enemy of humanity."
The great Islamic harbingers of peace made a further outstanding gesture of peace by saying, "We pray for the peace, security and harmony to triumph in multicultural Great Britain."
No one probably ever heard of such a stunning message of peace, which considers killing just one person (be it innocent or not) tantamount to killing the entire humanity? Now the doubters should not have any more skepticism about Muslim's claim that "Islam is a religion of peace". The unjustified criticisms of and spitting venoms at Islam by the hateful Islam-bashers got to stop now.
But are the bashers of Islam going to stop? Well, poison is in the blood of bashers of Islam and they will find their excuses anyway to spit their venom. Here is one such excuse: Prophet of the Islam, the greatest man ever and messenger of peace, on one occasion killed 700 surrendered people (grown up men of the Jew tribe Banu Quraiza) and had captured the women and children as slaves (including young pretty women as sex-slaves). The story is available at the following link: http://www.faithfreedom.org/Articles/sina/b_quraiza.htm. The reason for Muslims' attacking Banu Quraiza tribe is outlined in the following hadith narrated by the Prophet's beloved wife Aisha:
Volume 5, Book 59, Number 443: Narrated 'Aisha: When the Prophet returned from Al-Khandaq (i.e. Trench) and laid down his arms and took a bath, Gabriel came and said (to the Prophet), You have laid down your arms? By Allah, we angels have not laid them down yet. So set out for them." The Prophet said, "Where to go?" Gabriel said, "Towards this side," pointing towards Banu Quraiza. So the Prophet went out towards them.
Now, howsoever valid the reason for attacking and killing the Quraiza tribe Jews might have been, the Islam-haters can easily raise the question: since Muhammad killed 700 people on that occasion, did not he kill the whole of humanity 700 hundred times on that single occasion?
How do the UK Muslim leaders and Muslims in the wider world would convince the irrational and hate-mongering anti-Islam idiots? Poison is in the heart of the Islam-haters. The only way to respond to them is to learn from the lessons left behind by great Prophet Muhammad of peace in Islam vis-Ã -vis the Banu Quraiza tribe and from similar ones on many other occasions. Either behead them en mass as the great Prophet of peace used to do during his life-time. That is the only way to end the Islam-bashing and Islamophobia.
This essay is a sarcasm