Violence before Syawal: Mujahid condemns acts of terror

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PETALING JAYA: Amanah Vice-President Mujahid Yusof Rawa has condemned the recent attacks on Muslim holy places in Saudi Arabia by terrorists.

In a press statement, released on his Facebook page, Mujahid said the attacks proved that these terrorists were “cruel and heartless.”

“In view of the incidents in the Prophet’s Mosque and the city of Qatif and Jeddah yesterday and previously in Turkey and Bangladesh as well as in Puchong, Malaysia urges the world to enhance the war against terror.

“All citizens of the world, especially the Muslims, condemn the attacks on the second holiest place for Muslims after the Masjidil Haram in Mecca.”

These attacks, including the one in Puchong, Selangor, have been attributed to the Islamic State (IS).

Mujahid said that the mood of welcoming Syawal (the month of Hari Raya) had been “vandalised” by the acts of “hatred, violence and monstrosity”, adding that the Quran forbade bloodshed and obligated the preservation of life.

“The Quran likens the killing of one life to the killing of all mankind and the preservation of one human life to preserving all of mankind (Al-Maidah 32).”

He urged the public to reject the Islamic State’s ideologies and to continue the fight against terrorism.

“We must unite against these terrorist ideologies and be confident that a culture of responsible freedom and respect of humanity is the way forward to eradicate the seeds of violence in addition to possessing an agile national defence that will protect the safety of the public and the country.”