How Islam can fight back against Boko Haram

How Islam can fight back against Boko Haram

By Marwan Al Husayni, Special to CNN
May 15, 2014
Jordan (CNN) — When religion is used, or misused, as a violent tool against the innocent, then it is the user not the tool that is the source of violence. The mere idea of traumatizing a human soul violates all values on Earth. Whether based on religious texts or human interpretations, no value in the history of mankind justifies any brutal act against any of God’s creation.
Abducting school girls in Nigeria by the so-called “Boko Haram” is an act of torture and terrorism against innocent souls. In Islam, as in other religions, traumatizing children is considered an act of evil. It does not differ from “Wa’ed” (Burying girls alive) which is “Haram” (Forbidden) in the Quran: “And when the girl [who was] buried alive is asked, for what sin she was killed?” (Quran, 81:8 and 81:9). Read More
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