Terror bombings ‘black spot’ on our religion: Muslim clericsJuly 29th, 2008 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 29 (IANS) Muslim clerics Tuesday staged a “silent fast” to protest the serial bombings in Bangalore and Ahmedabad and said the terrorists behind the acts were a “black spot” on their religion. “The terrorists are neither faithful to the Muslims nor the Hindus. They are a black spot on our religion and we will punish them,” M.A. Siddiqui, president of the All India United Muslim Morcha, said.
The demonstrators, numbering over 100, with white ribbons tied around their mouths, staged their protest in the GPO park of Hazratganj area.
“No religion preaches hatred. Those involved in such activities are doing this for the political ambitions of certain people,” stated the Nayab Imam of Eidgah, Khalid Rashid Firangi Mehali.
While demanding capital punishment for the culprits, they said care should also be taken not to frame innocent people.
“Those involved in killing innocent people in the name of religion are only pretending to follow god. They (terrorists) are atheists and god will punish them,” Shah of Tile Wali Masjid, Fazalurrehman Wayzi said.