Holy war, suicide bombings, fighting for faith, and killing in the name of God, history is tainted by a grave disease afflicting humankind. While all the known religions of the world call for LOVE, PEACE, TOLERANCE, FREEDOM OF BELIEF AND MUTUAL UNDERSTANDING, many of the terrorists’ acts are committed in this world by people who call themselves religious, and attribute their horrendous and evil acts to the religion. However, God condemns their acts in the scripture.
The religion forbids the killing of innocent people, irrespective of the cause—religious, political or social beliefs. All religions condemn terrorism, and Islam should not be confused with what these terrorists have done. The terrorist organizations such as ISIS and Al-Qaida who kill innocent people are actually, by the definition of the Quran, not believers but plain murderers. We should not let our emotions overcome our logic and understanding. There is no religious scripture that does not condemn terrorism. Every righteous person in God’s religion would condemn such actions regardless of terrorist’s race, country or religious affiliation. Terrorism has no religion and fanaticism and extremism are the source of all evils. As forces of terror collude together on one evil target, which is destruction and wreaking havoc, the entire world has to unite and close ranks in countering terrorism and underpinning the values of tolerance. We should not let haters divide us, as Albanians, we must always put our national interests first.