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Terrorism the most inhuman crime: Islamic body
May 31, 2008 21:28 IST
In a landmark move, leading Islamic seminary Darul Uloom on Saturday issued a fatwa denouncing terrorism and declaring it as "most inhuman crime".
"In its (Islam) eyes, on any part over the surface of the earth spreading mischief, rioting, breach of peace, bloodshed, killing of innocent persons and plundering are the most inhuman crimes," read the fatwa, issued at an Anti-Terrorism Conference in New Delhi, which was endorsed by several organisations of all religions.
The conference, organised by Jamiat-Ulma-I-Hind, was attended by clerics, scholars and religious leaders of Hindus, Muslims and Sikhs and over 70,000 people from across the country participated in it.
Reading out the fatwa, Deoband's cleric Riyasat Ali Bijnouri, quoted Holy Koran as saying: "Do not mischief on the earth after it has been set in order."
"Islam loves peace. Islam rejects all kinds of unjust violence... and does not allow it in any form," the fatwa said.
The fatwa further read: "The religion of Islam has come to wipe out all kinds of terrorism and to spread the message of global peace."
The conference, however, expressed deep concern and agony on the present global condition in which most of the nations are adopting an adverse attitude towards Muslims.
"It is a matter of greater concern that the internal and external policies of a country are getting heavily influenced by these forces," MP and Jamiat leader Maulana Mahmood Asad Madani said. The gathering also condemned attempts to implicate Muslim.