Nurul Izzah calls for solidarity in war on terror


PETALING JAYA: Aidilfitri is a time to spread kindness among families and friends, and to condemn extremist ideologies as well, says PKR Vice-President Nurul Izzah Anwar.

Referring to the recent series of terrorist attacks by Islamic State during the month of Ramadan, she said all Muslims should condemn such actions as it was detrimental to the perception of Islam.

“The cruel attacks in Istanbul, Dhaka, Puchong, Iraq, Mecca and Madinah are tragic.

“The capitals targeted by suicide bombers have not only killed innocent souls but had also left a trail of negative perception towards Islam which won’t go away easily,” she said, adding that the war against terrorism required cooperation and a solidarity of Al-Haq (support to the rightful).

“In the face of the Shawal 1437H, we should reinterpret the original meaning of victory by supporting Al-Haq, which is the real truth,” the Lembah Pantai MP said today in a statement in conjunction with the Aidilfitri celebration.

“Muslims across the country should be determined in condemning terrorist ideologies such as the Islamic State/Daesh.

“It is haram in Islam to torture and to attribute cruelty with God. It is also haram in Islam to identify anyone as Kafirs until that person openly admitted it himself,” she added.

“Therefore, I urge everyone to spread love among families and friends. Islam is a merciful religion.”