By: – Ahmed Mansour
In the name of Allah, the Almighty, the most Merciful
A condemnation statement against the kidnapping of the Korean hostages by “Taliban”
The international Quranic Center (IQC) strongly denounces the “Taliban” movement for kidnapping innocent people and taking them hostages for political gains.
While IQC condemns this cowardly act by Taliban against peaceful innocent foreigners who are guests in Afghanistan, it is worth mentioning that:
1- The practices of kidnapping innocent and peaceful foreigners to use them as hostages, is a standard tactic that all the terrorist movements and organizations use to score cheap political gains, a tactic that is used by the likes of Hezbollah in Lebanon and Hamas and others.
2- This tactic of taking innocent hostages, is not unique to those organizations, but sadly is also being practiced by some of the regimes in the Middle East, regimes that force their people to live constantly under the so-called emergency law, a state of police that allows the interior minister to act as the sole dictator and to do as he wishes regardless of any law or articles of the constitution, Just as is going on now in Egypt. He “ the interior minister” supports the regime by arresting and fabricating charges against innocent people, torture and hold them hostages to force some relative to surrender and to give himself up especially if that wanted person does not live in the country and lives abroad away from their reach. These acts committed by terrorists and regimes in police states, are among many other crimes that include torture and slandering their political opponents in what is known as character assassination which is in most cases a prelude to an actual assassination.
3- It is ironic that those terrorist organizations as well as the police state regimes all raise the banner of Islam and claim to speak in its name, while everything they do contradicts and goes against the grain of Islam, Islam denounces injustices, tyranny, corruption, and monopoly of power and wealth, which is the main character of those regimes and organizations. One basic principle in Islam is what has been mentioned five times in the Quran “no burdened soul can bear another’s burden” which, in no uncertain terms, prescribes that an innocent person should never be taken for the crime committed by someone else, and that is precisely what they do when they take an innocent hostage to punish or to extort others. Furthermore, other statements in the Quran clearly command a Muslim to be fair and just in the treatment of both friend and foe, such as (4-135 & 5-2,8) as well as the ten commandments in the Quran, yes there are ten commandments in the Quran (6-151,153).
4- This leads us to question then the legislation and code that they use to justify their practices of kidnapping and torture and injustice and the use of hostages for gains, and that is precisely the mission of the IQC to reform Muslims by simply bridging the gap between them and the true commandments of Islam that directs to justice, freedom, forgiveness and peace.
5- The IQC has made it crystal clear throughout all the publications and books and articles posted on its site: http://www.ahl-alquran.com/arabic/main.php , that the main reason for those organizations and police states in conducting their acts of terror are the “false” Hadeeth, or (sayings) that has been attributed to the prophet of Islam, and has been written more than two centuries after his death. These Hadeeth are being used by the Wahhabi sect that produced all the terrorists’ organizations in the modern time starting with the Muslim brotherhood in Egypt and Taliban in Afghanistan. From this standpoint, the IQC adopted the message of peaceful reform and a dialogue with the Muslim world to shed the light on the holly book, the Quran, and to reason with the masses, to explain the right method of understanding the terms in the Quran. As a result, the criminal government in Egypt, lead by the interior minister, arrested and kidnapped members of the group on May, 28 2007, which is the third time they have done this, those members were falsely accused of the most ridiculous thing which is “contempt of religion”, they were beaten and tortured, as a means to force their relatives, the members of the IQC, to return to Egypt and to surrender themselves to the tyrants and the police state government.
6- Terrorism, which hides falsely behind Islam, has become a disease, and an epidemic that threatens the civilized world, the victims of that terrorism is rising by day and by the hour, the innocent victims of Muslims, Europeans, Americans, British, Spaniards, Germans and Koreans. Who comes next, no one knows. For that reason, the IQC extends a hand of cooperation to all who believe in peace, justice and human rights, to reform Islam and Muslims with peaceful means and with tools that are from within Islam and Quran in the most peaceful and civilized manner.
May Allah help us.
Sheikh Ahmed Subhy Mansour
President of IQC
July, 31 2007