Date: December 18, 2014
For Immediate Release
Muslims Must Unite Against The Ideology of Terrorism
(Calgary) The massacre of more than 215 innocent students and their teachers in Peshawar Pakistan is extremely painful and disturbing. The Islamic Supreme Council of Canada (ISCC) and Muslims Against Terrorism (MAT) strongly condemn these attacks and pray for the victims and their families. Despite the efforts of all governments around the world to fight terrorism, terrorist attacks against innocent people are not declining but escalating and spreading. This is getting deadly serious. Efforts to reduce or eliminate terrorism are failing. The reason of this failure is the wrong focus of governments, media and the general public. We have been focusing on the terrorist groups and individual terrorists. Very little attention has been given to the root cause of terrorism. In order to eliminate terrorism the governments, the media and the general public must pay attention to the root cause of terrorism.
No doubt the biased, unfair, unjust policies and interference of the American and some European governments in Muslim countries do provide terrorists and their groups a reason for carrying out criminal activities. However, the massacre of Muslim children in Pakistan, kidnapping of Muslim girls in Nigeria and the destruction of mosques and holy shrines of Islam in Saudi Arabia, Libya, Mali, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan are due to the fact that these terrorists are enemies of Islam and Muslims. Although they shout “Allah-o-Akber” when they massacre children, and destroy mosques and holy shrines in Muslim countries, the truth of the matter is they are imposters who have been funded, trained and weaponized by anti-Islam governments and agencies. These terrorists call themselves the champions of Islam. They consider themselves to be righteous and pious Muslims. They pray and dress like Muslims. They read Qur’an and raise flags with the Islamic symbols. But their actions prove they are the real enemies of Islam and Muslims. Following are few facts about them.
- They fought against Khalifat-e-Islamiya (Ottomans) and destroyed it with the help from the European colonial powers.
- They fought the American war against the Soviet Union in Afghanistan and were declared Mujahedeen by the USA.
- They helped in carrying out the tragedy of 9/11 in order to stop the propagation of Islam in the Western world.
- They created civil wars in Libya, Syria and Iraq and destroyed those countries.
- They murdered thousands of Muslims in Libya, Mali, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, etc.
- They destroyed Islam’s holy shrines and mosques in Saudi Arabia, Syria, Iraq, Mali, Somalia, Afghanistan and Pakistan.
- They kidnapped more than 200 innocent Muslim girls in Nigeria.
- They offer their services to anti-Islam agencies for money, weapons and power to destroy Muslim countries.
- They murdered thousands of Muslims in Pakistan, Iraq and Syria while praying in mosques.
- And this week they murdered more than 215 innocent children in schools in Peshawar, Pakistan.
Taliban, Al Qaeda, ISIS/ISIL, Boko Haram, Al Shabab, Al Nusrah, Al Khorasan, Lashkar-e-Taibah, Lashkar-e-Jhangwi, Sipp-e-Sahabah, etc. are various terrorist groups who are responsible for murdering thousands of Muslims and destroying several Muslim countries. What unites all these terrorist groups is the main root cause of terrorism.
All these terrorist groups follow the same beliefs. Those beliefs could be anything but Islamic. THEY ALL FOLLOW WAHABI (SALAFI) OR DEOBANDI BELIEFS. These factions are the renegades of Islam. The Wahabi / Deobandi beliefs are the root cause of terrorism. What inspires and motivates the terrorists mentioned earlier are their beliefs about other people and other people’s beliefs. Unless all governments, the media and the general public recognize this reality, terrorism cannot be controlled and eliminated.
What opens the gate towards radicalization? The answer is simple. The Wahabi / Salafi and Deobandi beliefs are widely different from those of the overwhelming majority of Muslims. Unfortunately, the overwhelming majority of Muslims do not have the resources to counter the Wahabi / Deobandi propaganda and brainwashing. The Wahabis / Salafis / Deobandis control an overwhelming majority of mosques due to the huge support from the US, Western and Saudi governments.
It is so unfortunate that the media keep identifying these terrorists as “Sunni Muslims”. They are neither Sunni nor Muslims. They are Wahabis and Deobandis. Yes, these terrorist groups do claim to be Sunni Muslims. This is the only way they can hide their real identity and the media helps them in their disguise. All these terrorist groups are the followers of Wahabi / Salafi sect. Deobandis are 99% Wahabis / Salafis. They differ from Wahabis on few points only.
Islamic Supreme Council of Canada and Muslims Against Terrorism appeal to the media and general public please identify these terrorists as Wahabis and Deobandis. Unless we recognize the culprits we cannot catch them. We must not hide Wahabis and Deobandis among Sunni Muslims.
“Every Wahabi (Salafi) / Deobandi is not a terrorist but every terrorist who is carrying out terrorism in the name of Islam is a Wahabi (Salafi) OR Deobandi.” said Imam Syed Soharwardy.
Tomorrow, Friday, December 19 at 12:30 PM Imam Syed Soharwardy will give Friday sermon at the Genesis Centre, 7555 Falconridge Blvd., NE Calgary. There will be a FATEHA (memorial service) for the victims of Peshawar massacre. We invite everyone (Muslims and non-Muslims) to join.
For any questions please contact Imam Syed Soharwardy at 1-416-994-5467.