|Patriotic French Muslim (©AFP)|
|Je suis Charlie in Arabic (©AFP)|
The tenor was the same in the mosques of all mayor cities: The assassins are brainless. They are no Muslims. They damaged Islam more than the Mohamed cartoons.
We Muslims are strictly against any abuse of religious feelings and are disgusted by the action of immature youths who brought death and grief to Paris. These murders are an attack on our religion like the Mohammed cartoons. We strictly condemn both.
Many Imams cited Qur'an Sura 5,32: If anyone slays a person, it would be as if he slew the whole people. However, the text reads slightly different in the original and originally refers to Cain having slain his brother Abel: We ordained for the Children of Israel that if anyone slew a person - unless it be in retaliation for murder or for spreading mischief in the land - it would be as if he slew all mankind.
Taking the original text, who will interpret the exceptions correctly?
|L'Islam est Charlie. |
The proof: Charlie Hebdo of January 14, 2015.