In Pakistan, “representatives of political and religious organisations of the country have agreed unanimously to carry out a joint-struggle for the elimination of the menace of terrorism and extremism from the country.”
If these clerics truly wished to “denounce terrorism” and “resolve to end menace,” they would at least start by resolving to end the menace of Pakistan’s blasphemy laws and use their influence to free Asia Bibi to live in peace.
“The joint declaration asserted that extremist and terrorist mindset has caused the most harm to Islam and the Muslim world. ‘Islam has nothing to do with extremism and terrorism as teachings of Islam and the Holy Prophet (PBUH) has stressed on seeking moderate way.’”
Most stunning about such bizarre and brazen lies is that they are believed by so many. The clerics don’t seem to have defined “terrorism.” Do they mean the actions of jihadis, or of America and Israel?
As Muhammad said: “War is deceit.” Sahih Bukhari (52:269)