Denouncing the Paris attacks, the Pakistan Ulema Council (PUC) on Saturday said that Islam had nothing to do with terrorism and violence.
Rapping the killings as deplorable, the PUC said that the world should pursue a path of moderation to ensure supremacy of peace and eradication of terrorism and religious extremism. In a related message issued from London, PUC chairman Tahir Ashrafi said the attacks were “lamentable and condemnable.” He said that linking the attacks to Islam and Muslims was disappointing.
Ashrafi said that Islam was a religion of peace. He said that the religion did not permit killing the innocent people. Ashrafi said that the attacks had been orchestrated with the aim of sabotaging the struggle of the Syrian people. He said Syrians and Pakistanis would have to bear the brunt of the attacks.
Published in The Express Tribune, November 15th, 2015.
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