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Radicalism: A hateful, twisted ideology with no regard for humanity

The recent Lankan tragedy has proved that terrorists with radical ideology have no regard for humanity and human values/lives because merely not believing in one’s faith does not justify the killing in terrorist attack, rather it is a hate, blinded by hateful ideology. In Islam, life is sacred, places of worship are sacred: “If any one slew a person- unless it be for murder or for spreading mischief in the land- it would be as if he slew the whole people: and if any save a life, it would be as if he saved the life of a whole people” (5:32) & further Quran says, “And had there not been Allah’s repelling some people by others, certainly there would have been pulled down monasteries and churches and synagogues and mosques in which Allah’s name is much remembered; and surely Allah will help him who helps his cause” (22:40).

It is the right time when the people around the world should be united against hate; no matter who the victims are and no matter who the attackers are, as all these proscribed elements are radicals as well as enemies of humanity. All radicals/terrorists have one thing in common, their hateful, twisted ideologies and their utter disregard for innocent lives. May the victims of terrorism rest in peace. Amen.

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