The world should not fall into this trap
I felt exhausted trying to write yet another message of shame when the kidnapper in Sydney was reported to have asked for an ISIL flag. â€śHow many more times am I supposed to discredit such violence?â€ť my inner voice cried. I looked at that act of violence and thought, â€śthis is not my Islam!â€ť I was upset and tired â€“ until I stumbled upon the news coming from Pakistan: 148 people, most of them students and teachers, violently killed. The attack was claimed by the Pakistani Taliban, which, it is reported, is planning another hit. I felt that my soul had been gutted. The despair was so powerful, I couldnâ€™t move my fingers on the keyboard. And now comes the violent attack in Paris, killing 12.
Who are behind these attacks? What triggers this violence â€śin the name of Islamâ€ť all of a sudden and terrorizes the planet
Although previous condemnations about terrorism or violence in any form did not provide any benefit, it is a day to show where we stand. The world should know that this is not Islam. Whoever are perpetrating these attacks are doing it to harm Islam â€“ this is their greatest objective behind all this violence â€“ and to discredit Muslims by generating endless fear in the West via perpetual attacks popping up every now and then.
The world should not fall into this trap.