Muslims always say that Islam prohibits killing of innocents. Recently, a facebook page run by a Muslim group has put up this kind.
And of course, who can forget Muslim mafia associate Sharukh Khan proclaiming that he has read Koran and he found that Koran prohibits killing of innocent people.
Similarly, many times we find that - whenever Muslim terrorists killed large number of people - Imams issuing fatwas that say Islam prohibits violence against innocent people or killing of innocent people.
But they never say Islam prohibits violence against Muslims or Non-Muslims. Not that if they say that it becomes true.
Unfortunately, Hindu citizens (Non-Muslims) take this word and infer that they are included in that class of 'innocents' and feel comfort and secure.
Are such Hindus (Non-Muslims) right in feeling so?
Central to all these is the word 'innocent'. But who is innocent according to Muslims, Koran and Islam?
Please remember that, during the reading of this entire post, I am not claiming that Islam preaches Muslims to kill all Non-Muslims.
An Islamic scholar from United Kingdom, Anjem Chowthury, says that Non-Muslims are never considered as innocents in Islam. One can watch him saying this, after London Bus Bombings in the year 2005, in BBC HARD TALK, with the host Stephen Sackur:
Part of the Verbatim of this 'HARD TALK':
Sackur: I just wonder why you won't condemn it when your own leader, Omar Bakri, said quite simply, "I condemn the killing of innocent people," on the 20th of July. Why won't you say what he said?The statement 'when we say innocent people we mean Muslims' can not be more clearer about who is innocent according to Muslims.
Chaudri: No, at the end of the day innocent people - when we say innocent people we mean Muslims. As far as non-Muslims are concerned, they have not accepted Islam, and as far as we are concerned, that is a crime against God.
Sackur: I want to be clear about what you are saying – this is very important – you are saying that only Muslims can count as innocent people?
Chaudri: As far as far as Muslims are concerned , you are innocent if you are a Muslim – then you are innocent in the eyes of God. If you are a non-Muslim, then you are guilty of not believing in God.
According to Stephen Sackur, Omar Bakri condemned the London bombings. When talking with BBC and Journalists Omar Bakri, a Muslim leader, condemned suicide bombings? Sure he said the above sentence, "I condemn the killing of innocent people."
But in his meetings with his followers and in mosques, he referred to the bombers as the “fantastic four”. He explained that his lament for the “innocent” applied only to Muslims and announced, "Yes I condemn killing any innocent people, but not any Kuffar.”
Note: During the time of London bombings, two British journalists Ali Hussain and Jonathan Calvert through an underground operation, were recording the proceedings of a Muslim group 'The Savior Sect' to which Anjem Chowthury and Omar Bakri are leaders. This operation was named as 'Undercover in the academy of hatred'
This entire report came out in Sunday Times.
Some more statements of Omar Bakri:
"We don't make a distinction between civilians and non-civilians, innocents and non-innocents. Only between Muslims and unbelievers. And the life of an unbeliever has no value. It has no sanctity." (SOURCE)
"All Jews, Hindus, and Sikhs are Kafirs (disbelievers) in Islam, all non-Muslims are guilty of not accepting the Message of Muhammad (Salah allahu alayhi wa sallem)." (SOURCE)
As I quoted these in my discussion with the Muslim group on the facebook page, their response was Anjem Chowthury was not an Islamic scholar.
But what about Omar Bakri? This link was deleted by them saying I used an anti-Islamic website. I made the mistake of referring to website of Daniel Pipes, instead if I would have used the wikipedia or some news clippings, I was wondering what their response would be.
Then it is the usual Islamic deception they, that group of facebook page, employed. Denial and disowning. But even this cover could not protect them for long time as I showed them proper Islamic sources say and what Proper Islamic scholars said on this i.e. are Non-Muslims innocent in the eyes of Islam?
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