Many are the Crimes Committed in the Name of Islam
(Translated by Michael K. Scott, IAIS Visiting Fellow, 30 April 2013)
During the French Revolution, a cry began to spread: “Oh, Freedom, How many crimes are committed in your name!” Today, in Arab and Muslim lands, we appear to need a similar rallying call: “Oh Islam, How many crimes are committed in your name!”
The Arab and Islamic worlds do not have the right any longer to disregard or pass over in silence the crimes that sweep across the planet on a daily basis in the name of Islam. It is not only a matter of mistakes and excesses committed under the false banner of jihad for Islam. These are unspeakably crazed and wanton crimes, sordid and full of treachery. There can be no doubt that they are committed to the beat of Satan’s drumming the Satan who is the enemy of both God and Man. They are terrifying events that defame Islam’s reputation and disgrace Muslims, and distort the meaning and objectives of the Quranic message and key terms such as al-jihad, as well as other words that are arbitrarily wrested from their context in a Holy Quranic verse to be deployed in political skirmishes.