World Bulletin / News Desk
Muslim scholars responded to the attack on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo which earlier this week killed 12 and injured 10. They have slammed the incident as un-Islamic and have condemned the attackers, saying that they perpetrators, "betrayed and tainted" Islam rather than defended it. As well as condemning the attacks, the scholars have also expressed their concern about the damage it causes to Islam and to Muslims in general.
A number of scholars have taken to their social media accounts to express their thoughts. Tariq Ramadan said, "Contrary to what was apparently said by the killers in the bombing of Charlie Hebdo's headquarters, it is not the Prophet who was avenged, it is our religion, our values and Islamic principles that have been betrayed and tainted. My condemnation is absolute and my anger is profound (healthy and a thousand times justified) against this horror!!!"
Sheik Omar Suleiman said, "#ParisShooting What is more insulting to the Prophet (peace be upon him) than satirical cartoons are those who murder innocent people in his name.
“And We have sent you not (Oh Muhammad) but as a mercy to all the worlds” [Quran 21:107]".
Dr Yasir Qadhi gave the example of the Prophet and how he dealt with abuse and said "Muslims: get your act together!! Such acts of terror are not only haram and spill innocent blood, they will come back to harm you and your communities in the short and long run.
And as a result, all of us will suffer."Last Mod: 10 Ocak 2015, 21:35