Muslim groups strongly condemn Kabul gurdwara attack, smell international conspiracy

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A wounded Afghan Sikh woman in a Kabul hospital. (AP)

Muslims see  international conspiracy to harm Sikh- Muslim bonding. They are of the opinion that ISIS is harming and defaming Muslims all over the world as its only mission is to kill innocent people and because of this, religious scholars (Ulama) unanimously declared the group as anti-thesis of Islam.

By Abdul Bari Masoud

New Delhi:  Prominent Indian Muslim social and political groups and organizations on Thursday strongly condemned the heinous terrorist attack on a gurdwara in   the Afghanistan capital Kabul that has resulted in the loss of 25 precious lives and injuries to several worshippers. They said such despicable attacks have no political, religious or moral justification and must be rejected outright.

They also suspect that the horrific attack might be a part of larger international conspiracy to defame Islam and Muslims as well to hurt the revival of fraternal bonding between Muslim and Sikh communities the world over after opening of the Kartarpur Corridor. The dreaded anti-Islamic terror group ‘Islamic State’ (IS) is reportedly claimed the responsibility for the attack.

Jamat e Islami, Hind

Expressing  solidarity with the Sikh brethren, Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH), President  Syed Sadatullah Hussaini  said: ‘’we are extremely saddened by the brutal attack on the Sikh community in Kabul as these types of attacks are an open violation of human rights and international humanitarian law and deserve maximum condemnation by all. Those who are behind this attack must be brought to justice and deserve strict punishment.”

Popular Front of India

Popular Front of India Chairman O M A Salam  also condemned the brutal terrorist attack on a Sikh place of worship in Afghanistan.

“It is with deep sadness that we hear the news of the slaughter of nearly 25 innocent worshippers at Sikh gurudwara by gunmen and suicide bombers in the capital city of Afghanistan” said O M A Salam in  a press statement.

 All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat

All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat (AIMMM), the largest conglomerate of major Muslim organizations, condemned the attack in the strongest possible terms.

While expressing solidarity with the Sikh community, AIMMM, president, Navaid Hamid said the attack once again proved that those terrorists involved in the gruesome attack are enemies of Islam. He also strongly condemned the blasts near the cremation site of those killed during terrorist attack saying Islam directs faithful to respect the dead and prohibits mutilation of their bodies.

He twitted to condemn both the terror attacks.

According to the Afghanistan Interior Ministry spokesman, Tariq Arian, in the Wednesday’s assault 25 civilians had been killed and eight others wounded, while 80 people had been rescued from the gurdwara. Graphic images posted online showed several bodies as well as terrified people who appeared to be Sikhs running from the scene.

There were conflicting accounts about how many gunmen were involved, with security sources giving differing numbers between one and four.

Social Democratic Party of India

Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) said it condemned this inhuman and cowardice act of violence in the strongest possible words. SDPI vice president and noted lawyer Sharfuddin Ahmad said it seems to be an international conspiracy behind this terror attack as Muslims and Sikhs have come together in recent years in India as well in Europe and America.

In the backdrop of passing of the discriminatory and controversial Citizenship Amended Act (CAA), he pointed out that Muslims and Sikhs joined hands to oppose this law in India and aboard.  He also underlined that the attack was happened at a time when both the communities were rediscovering their historic cordial roots and relations.

Jamia Teachers’ Association

The teaching fraternity of the historical educational institution, Jamia Milliya Islamia, New Delhi, said, “It is heart-wrenching to learn that a horrific attack was unleashed on innocent Sikhs at their place of worship, a ‘Gurudwara’ in Kabul, Afghanistan.”

“Jamia Teachers’ Association (JTA) condemns this act of violence and extends whole-hearted condolences to the families of the deceased and assures them that the entire teaching community stands by them in this time of unbearable pain”, a statement said released by its Secretary, Professor Majid Jamil.

“JTA again emphasizes that such killers of humanity, with the blood of innocents on their hands, cannot hide from justice and will be punished by law of nature and country. We appeal to the majority community in Afghanistan to reach out to their Sikh community with a helping hand and extend full support to eradicate the roots of barbarism from their land”, it added.

Mumbai religious leaders

While strongly condemning the assault, a group of prominent religious leaders and intellectuals from Mumbai expressed solidarity and grief with the Sikh community. They also recalled their goodwill gestures towards the Muslim community in India.

“Our Sikh brothers stood by us here in India in fight against NRC and CAA. They not only expressed solidarity with common Indian demonstrators at Shaheen Bagh and other protest sites across India but served them with langars. One of our Sikh brothers has sold his flat to arrange money for langar. We are grateful to our Sikh brothers for their goodwill gestures towards the Muslim community in India and stand by them sharing their grief and sorrow caused by the deadly terror attack in Afghanistan.”

In a joint statement, they said, “Since here are restrictions over any kind of gatherings or protests in the wake of Coronavirus outbreak in India, we lodge our strong protest against that inhuman act in Afghanistan and express our solidarity with our Sikh brothers and sisters through this piece of writing.”

The statement signed  by Maulana Mahmood Daryabadi,Farid Shaikh, Dr. Azimuddin, Maulana Burhanuddin Qasmi, Maulan Aijaz Kashmiri, Maulana Anees Ashrafi,Saleem Motorwala, Saleem Alware, Hafiz Iqbal Chunawala and Abdul Hasib Batkar.

Muslim groups also came down heavily on the ISIS which claimed responsibility for the attack, according to the SITE intelligence group.

Since its creation by the enemies of Islam, ISIS is harming and defaming Muslims all over the world as its only mission is to kill innocent people and because of this, religious scholars (Ulama) unanimously declared the group as anti-thesis of Islam, they added.

US based Muslim of Indian origin

“We strongly condemn the killings of Sikhs in gurdwara in Kabul. We have no words to express our deep sorrows and grief. This is absolutely inhuman and barbaric act. We ask the government of Afghanistan’ to bring the culprits to justice and hang them. In this time of sorrow and loss, we are with Sikh community. Our deep condolences and sincere prayers are with the martyrs, their families and friends .With great sorrows and heavy hearts, said Dr. Khutb M Uddin, a US based activist of Indian origin.

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13 COMMENTS

  1. Whenever islamic terrorists kill innocent people, you always say it’s an international conspiracy.. Pakistan based LeT has taken its responsibility.
    Why don’t you accept that Islamic teachings is a threat to humanity. Why every terrorist is a muslim all over the world? Instead of pointing to other religions, why don’t you introspect yourself?

    • For education,
      Read ” Riddles of Manuwadi Hinduism” by Dr B R Ambedkar…

      Exposes terrorist RSS devilish plans….answer to all your “whatsapp” questions….

      • In an excerpt from Babasaheb Ambedkar’s book, “Islam is like a closed body, the distinction between Muslims and non-Muslims is absolutely tangible and clear.” The brotherhood of Islam is not the brotherhood of humanity, the brotherhood of Muslims is with Muslims. This is fraternity, but its benefit is limited to the people of its own body and for those who are outside this body, there is only hatred and enmity in it. ‘

        • Then why did Babasaheb want to convert to Islam with all his followers before he got brain-washed to opt for Buddhism by some likely Mahasabha friends?
          Why did he take help of Muslims all his life when no one else supported him?
          An unresearched opinion giving in young age does not caricature Babasaheb’s experienced views in his later life.

          • You need to read the book first before you spread lies. Dont just reponds for the sake of replying. Write facts.
            The first step to imrpove id realizations and accepting what is wrong, accepting the truth.

        • it is also from Baba Sahib that Manu Smriti considers all others and even Dalits & Shudras & Malech & Yavans as untouchable which is more discriminatory and anti-human than islam , However ISIS is an Israili out fit and all arab muslim countries bombarded them out … They are non-islamic and they must all be killed because they want to settle in Afghanistan which is a disturbed territory . ISIS is against islam they must be hanged because islam forbids to attack a person who is not in fight with you even a non-muslim ,

          • Again yoir interpretation. Eevn islam considers hindus and idol worshippers like me as Dhimmis and Kafir, there is no equality. It propogates to convert kill or condem hindus…
            Why would a prophet aks his followers to invade land of hindus i.e. idol worshippess and kill them. It also says that those who would kill hindus would go to heaven? What kind of teaching is this?? Accept where the real problem lies than talk abt equality etc.

  2. The devils……Israeli offspring anti-islamic ISIS, CIA and RSS do not like Muslim and Sikh camaraderie and brotherhood.
    They will go to any extent to do acts like these using some stupid ignorant corrupt “local” devil…

  3. This exactly the reason why majority of indians support NRC and CAA. We dont wont these dirty filty jihadis coming to our country and spoing the rich culture..

  4. We are rightful owners and citizens for centuries.

    Ever heard of Moolniwasi?

    Bahujans and Muslims together form almost 65% of Indian population.
    OBCs 35% and Manuwadi Savarnas 2 to 5%.

    • How much ever you try to divide hindus further will not happen. You think by creating this new slogan Jai Bhim, Jai Mim, you all can divide india…never.
      People are intelligent and understand the modus operandi of islamist –
      When it is darul harb…talk about equality, brotherhood and use law of takia i.e. lying. Once in majority i.e. darul islam…kill or convert idol worshippers like hindus..this what i read in ‘your’holy book. Ler me know if this is incorrect.

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