ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Ulema Council (PUC) Chairman Maulana Tahir Mahmood Ashrafi has said that the PUC strongly condemns the attack on a British soldier by a British Muslim of Nigerian origin, and termed the incident as an act of an individual who evidently was not very well versed with the basic teachings of the peaceful religion of Islam.
“This was an insane act of an individual who apparently resorted to this heinous crime, motivated by some ideas he may have developed in his mind as a result of the extraordinary and extreme forms of propaganda against Muslims that is going on in the international media in the wake of so many wars going on in the present day and age, and unfortunately all of those involving one Muslim country or the other,” Maulana Ashrafi said.
Maulana Ashrafi raised the issue in the Vienna Conference on Interfaith Dialogue held on May 25. The conference was the part of the series of these conferences on the ‘Interfaith Dialogue’ being organised by the PUC. Maulana Ashrafi said that not only the PUC but the whole Muslim ummah condemns this insane act of an individual who attacked and killed a British solider.
“This was the most outrageous and highly condemnable act by that individual. But what has followed in form of attacks on mosques, the Muslims and even targeting Muslim women wearing ‘Hijab’ is equally condemnable and not befitting an aware, civilised and highly educated society like the British,” the PUC Chairman said. He urged the British prime minister and the British government to take appropriate measures to protect the lives and properties of the Muslims in Britain