At a meeting of Pakistan clerics, the group bluntly denounced the use of suicide bombing as an action that is in violation of the principles of the Muslim religion. Participants of Jamiat Mashaikh Ahle Sunnat Conference which included custodians from more than 100 shrines around Pakistan condemned terrorism in strong terms. Participants also spoke out against air strikes by American planes and missiles against Pakistanis in the Tribal Areas of the country. They expressed their duty to preach Islamic values and fight against forces of militancy whose actions violate the basic tenets of their religion.
Terrorists continue insisting they are on a jihad which allows them to blow up innocent people including women and children. Clerics in Indonesia and Pakistan have made clear there is nothing in the Muslim religion which allows such actions.