By Khalaf Al-Habtoor
Everyday international media
present us with news about political groups
bearing Islamic names and claiming their being
representatives of Islamic faith and Muslims.
The phenomenon is not a product of some newly born
circumstances. It has been bred for many years by
now. And today its backgrounds are being
highlighted so everybody will discover that the
real objective behind this has been to derogate
Islam and Muslims.
We have seen samples of these shady groups around
the world from Spain to Germany, UK, and the US.
The so-called Islamic X group announces its
responsibility for an explosion here and Y of
Islam group adopts an act of terror there, to the
rest of these savage names and terms that
discredit Islam and Muslims.
Under the banner of “Islam”, some suspect and
marginalized groups deliberately act to
destabilize the security and peaceful life in some
western countries in which they found hospitable
shelter. There they found the butter and bred,
their babies’ milk, democracy, protection,
freedom, social security, stable life, equality
with the natives, the freedom of transport and
work, and even the passport.
However, some of those cursed the hands that had
pulled them out of the abyss to the oasis of
humanity. Not only this, sometimes they disguise
under the cloak of Islam to run criminal groups
that relish killing, bombing, and destabilizing
the countries in which they have found a lot of
lost wrights in their homelands.
Moreover, again under the banner of Islam, some of
those who have been deprived of the freedom of
speech in their original countries do not think
twice before savaging constitutions and systems of
governance in their new western countries.
They forget how they have been kicked out of their
homelands by despots and abuse the atmosphere of
liberty in the West to promote the idea of
destabilizing the same principles that have given
them the freedom of expression and respect for
their humanity and civil rights.
Always in the name of Islam, but the faith has
nothing to do with those suicidal criminals and
enemies of life. Those enemies of humanity claim
that the carnages and terrorizing murderers in
some places of the world are acts of “martyrdom”.
How can any one believe that this killing of human
souls strictly sanctified by Islam and all other
faiths, to be acts of martyrdom?
Depending on what right, law or principle do these
criminals attach their crimes to Islam? To the
benefit of who do they commit these crimes? Whom
do they serve by discrediting Islam? Who is the
mastermind behind this orchestrated grand
conspiracy against Islam and Muslims?
We only know the suspect names of these groups
when they adopt their crimes, but who is moving
the strings from behind the curtains, from the
ugly dim rooms?
All of us have interest in finding the answer. We,
Muslims, will not accept this abuse of our great
faith. Muslims are clear of these names.
Islam is the religion of openness, tolerance and
compassion. Islam strictly outlaws any aggression
against the souls, properties and livings. Terror
and vandalism are deeply abhorred by Islam. No
coercion in Islamic faith which strictly protects
the rights, souls, values, security of all people.
These are the principles of Islam. They are clear
in every Islamic texts and every Muslim soul. They
are the basis for every ideological education. And
all this Islamic rhetoric by these groups is no
more than lies by pretending hypocrites full of
hatred against the very essence of our faith.
We do not know where these forces are being bred
or how they are spread. But we are fully aware
that their objective is the defaming the image of
Islamic culture. We cannot accept that some
perverted groups that have disregarded their
direction to attach their crimes and lies to
Islam. The faith promoted by those mercenaries has
nothing to do with the Islamic faith.
The phenomenon of abusing the name of Islam must
be vigorously dealt with. It is a matter of real
emergency. Governments must take action, even if
this will take the prevention of using Islamic
names for any political activities, or even
business activities. Things must be rectified.
Islam name must be far from being unconsciously
used, even by banks and other businesses.
How can companies and businesses work under
Islamic names while nobody knows for sure how they
are run. I don’t want to discredit anyone, but
Islamic faith must be above this politicization
and commercialization. This is the responsibility
of Arabs and Muslims and nobody else. We must
stand for our responsibility of preventing this
daily abuse of our faith.