Lagos - A Muslim group, Muslims Against Terror organization has condemned the killings and attacks of the extremist Takfiri group IE the Islamic state of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and Boko Haram affiliates and partners to al-Qaeda terrorist organizations in the world.
The group urged all Muslims to equally condemn the terrorist groups and join the Holy war against them in any way they can and with any means at their disposal.
It said the terrorist organization, that are killing innocent people in cities, attacking the government of Nigeria, Iraq, Syria, etc, and that violate the principles of Islam and the noble prophet.
In a statement, the group said “any attack on the innocent people is unlawful and contrary to the Sharia (Islamic law)… Muslims must safeguard lives, honor and property of Christians, Jews and other faiths; attacking them contradicts Sharia”.
“We have a moral responsibility – it’s not that we’re required but we have a moral responsibility – to clarify for the confused about where Islam stands on such crimes committed by “ISIS/BOKO HARAM” and all affiliates to al-Qaeda terrorist organisations: Islam completely rejects such terrorists behavior.
“It’s a responsibility that we Muslims Against Terror and other Muslims brothers around the world, ensure we don’t allow such ideologies of “ISIS/BOKO HARAM” or such extremists to define our religion (Islam).
“Islam is the religion of Peace, love and total submission to the will of Almighty Allah (God). The Holy Quran tells Muslims to “stand firmly for justice and against injustice”. That’s true especially when the injustice is being committed by those who claim to be Muslim (ISIS/BOKO HARAM). When we fail to do so, we lose credibility as a faith and as human beings made of God's Mercy.
“The ISIS/BOKO HARAM Has “Nothing to do with Islam,” has committed crimes “that cannot be tolerated.
“We unequivocally denounce the Islamic state of Iraq, and Syria (ISIS) and “BOKO HARAM”. Both groups violate Sharia law and humanitarian law. The crimes; killing, dispossession carried out by the terrorists (ISIS/HOKO HARAM) against civilians and minorities in Iraq, Iran, Nigeria etc. that have affected Christians in Mosul, Yazidis, Kurds, and all other faiths and peoples in the Middle East and North and West Africa, violate the Quranic Teaching.
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Reacting to the recent pledging of allegiance to the ISIS by Boko Haram, the group said it was done because the Boko Haram needed a “propaganda” boost, at a time when they are facing a coalition of African States, “multinational joint task force” attacking and killing them in “operation total wipe-out” of the insurgents “ISIS/Boko Haram” in North-Eastern Nigeria.
The group urged citizens in Nigeria, and the citizens of north Africa, Iraq, Iran, etc. youths, Christians, Jews and Muslims and others around the world, to volunteer to carry arms, and join the Government Forces to wage “jihad” (struggle, strive) to fight and defend themselves, their families, cities and country against these militants “BOKO HARAM/ISIS” an affiliates to Al-Qaeda Terrorists organisation in the world.
- News 24