“I abducted them, and I will sell them in the market according to God’s sharia,” Abubakar Shekau, leader of Boko Haram, said in a video after his group kidnapped more than 200 schoolgirls in Nigeria. The demands Boko Haram seek to fulfill after it killed civilians and abducted the girls and threatened to sell them is to establish an Islamic emirate!
It’s enough to use the words “God’s sharia” and “Islam” to divide Muslims. There are reasonable people who consider what’s beyond these terms and there are the blind ones who believe whatever these groups say as long as they use the terms “Islam” and “God’s sharia.” The latter group thus remain confused as they seek justifications for the acts of such terror organizations.
The common people whose minds have been hijacked by some extremist preachers and clerics are incapable of thinking on their own. They are dragged behind these preachers and defend them seeking justifications which reassure them, even if these justifications violate Islam and human values. Boko Haram claims it’s an Islamic group and has abducted schoolgirls and threatened to sell them claiming it will do so as per God’s sharia. So, how do common people justify these acts?
It’s perhaps easy to condemn these groups which are geographically distant from us. The situation becomes more confusing when we are close to the event. The Saudi state news agency recently announced that Saudi authorities arrested a terrorist group linked to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and al-Qaeda. The group had reportedly been arming itself and planning explosions.
نستخدم ملفات الكوكيز لنسهل عليك استخدام مواقعنا الإلكترونية ونكيف المحتوى والإعلانات وفقا لمتطلباتك واحتياجاتك الخاصة، لتوفير ميزات وسائل التواصل الاجتماعية ولتحليل حركة المرور لدينا...اعرف أكثر