Mumbai Updates

As Pakistan President Zardari denies any involvement in the attacks, Condi Rice headed to India for her own research after she called the attacks ” “the kind of terror in which al Qaeda participates.”

Death toll: 172.

….I think this article is a very good read for those interested.

‘The terrorists cannot be followers of Islam’

(Indrani Roy Mitra interviews Idris Ali for Redcliff)


As a minority leader, do you think the Mumbai terror attacks will fan the fire of communalism in the country?

I don’t think so. It should not. What we must realise Islam never propagates violence. The word Islam is derived from aslama, which means submission to the supreme power.

And submission can never be achieved through bloodshed.

Those 10 blood-thirsty men who slaughtered innocent Mumbaikars cannot be the followers of Islam.

Had they read the Quran, they would have waved olive branches and not automatic guns.

My heart goes out to the victims of the attacks.

“…take not life, which God hath made sacred, except by way of justice and law: thus doth He command you, that ye may learn wisdom.” [Al-Qur’an 6:151]

“…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 one saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of the whole people.” [Al-Qur’an 5:32]

Fight in the cause of God those who fight you, but do not transgress limits; for God loves not transgressors.” [Al-Qur’an 2:190]


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