February 25, 2008

THE CAVE KEEPS SHRINKING:

Muslim scholars decry terrorism (Sanjoy Majumder, 2/25/08, BBC News)

The Deoband school promotes a brand of Islam which some say was an inspiration to Afghanistan's Taleban.

The school has always denied this.

Opening the conclave the head of the Deoband school, Maulana Marghoobur Rahman, described terrorism as a thoughtless act which is against the teachings of Islam.

He said that the killing of innocent people of any religion was prohibited by the Koran, the Muslim Holy Book.

Many participants said they want to change popular perceptions in which, they say, terrorism is being equated with Islam.

Others said that while Muslims should not be harassed because of anti-terrorism operations, the community also needed to be more introspective.

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 25, 2008 11:53 AM
Comments

Define innocent.

Posted by: erp at February 25, 2008 4:25 PM
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