• Delusional Murderers Boko Haram- Read Your Quran!


    Media Release                                                                                                  Contact: Sheryl Siddiqui (918)706-3595

    (Tulsa, OK 5/14/14) Today the Islamic Council of Oklahoma joins #BringBackOurGirls. Muslims around the world have broadcast their support of the kidnapped Nigerian girls and their families and clearly condemned the actions and ideology of the terrorist organization. Boko Haram is neither Islamist nor Islamic. An Islamist is someone who wants to have an Islamic government. A truly Islamic government is one where all residents (regardless of faith) feel safe and empowered by the law. Boko Haram members if described only by their actions are murderers, hypocrites, criminals and terrorists who have publicly cut ties with most of the values espoused by God in the Islamic scriptures, the Quran, and taught by Prophet Muhammad. They obviously do not live by the Quran.

    Many of the most respected Islamic scholars have gone on the record with their condemnations of Boko Haram’s actions and public statements, labeling the actions “crimes that contradict all humanitarian principles and moral values and violate the provisions of [Islamic teachings]”. http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/africa/muslim-world-scholars-condemn-nigeria-kidnapping/2014/05/08/91927ce8-d69c-11e3-8f7d-7786660fff7c_story.html

    Islamic teachings strongly promote education for both genders as a basic human right. Sources cited:http://islam.about.com/od/education/qt/Girls-Education-In-Islam.htm?nl=1

    From http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2014/05/06/hey-boko-haram-pick-up-a-quranThe leaders of Boko Haram have clearly never read the Holy Quran, which states quite clearly that “oppression is worse than murder” (2:191) and that nobody “shall force girls to commit prostitution” (24:33).

    Arsalan Iftikhar wrote: As a Muslim human rights lawyer, it is obscene and absolutely un-Islamic for these lunatic human traffickers to invoke the name of God while kidnapping young girls and threatening to sell them into sexual slavery.                                                                                  

    They must have also missed the numerous times that the Prophet Muhammad categorically stated during his life that women or children were never to be harmed under any situation.      The real heroes are young Muslim women like Malala Yousafzai and these latest Nigerian schoolgirls who continue to assert their basic human rights to education in the face of danger every day.

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