No Place For Terrorism!

It has become a common assumption among Americans that terrorism is something that occurs in Muslim nations. It is a common assumption among Americans that Muslim clerics support terrorism and promise young boys and girls a place in heaven if only they will kill and kill. Mehmet Gormez, president of the Directorate General for Religious Affairs in Turkey, challenged the argument of any Muslim who believes it is religously sanctioned to murder in the name of Mohammad. He argues it is impossible to find references in Islam that permit attacking people of different faiths on ground it is one’s Muslim duty to murder infidels. “These things are totally outside of Islam andare things that Islam rejects and never accepts.”

He emphasized that for a Muslim, “the right thing is to condeman all people and organizations who want to smear Islam. This is a crucial thing that all scientists, clerics, religious associations and politicians should do.” Amen