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Religion Terrorism is more political than religious - Sheikh Mohammed Bagnya

"When I look at what happened in Iraq it saddens my heart that Muslims fasting in the month of Ramadan where everybody is supposed to be sober and have a serious reconnection or proper reflection of who God is but yet some people under the name of religion will want to kill and destroy many and this highly un-Islamic.”

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Sheikh Mohammed Hussein Bagnya

Muslim scholar and media practitioner Sheikh Mohammed Hussein Bagnya has expressed displeasure about the recent terror attacks in Saudi Arabia,Turkey and Baghdad.

He was of the belief that it is an evil act perpetrated by the enemies of Islam who claim to be Muslims but don’t understand the very core of the religion.

He explained: “When I look at what happened in Iraq it saddens my heart that Muslims fasting in the month of Ramadan where everybody is supposed to be sober and have a serious reconnection or proper reflection of who God is, but yet some people under the name of religion will want to kill and destroy many and this highly un-Islamic.”

He made reference to the fact that Islam means submission and peace, while terror means an extreme thing thereby making it two different worlds.

Islam represents total peace and submission to the will of the Almighty and spreading peace and showing love a hallmark, any act contrary to that is not Islam, like bombing innocent people, he said.

“Islam as it is, is a nature of God and when you submit to do God’s will, you are reflecting directly into the will of God, whether you are a Christian or Jew, I am yet to see a religion that teaches violence,” he added.

The television anchor further explained that even though terrorists mention the name of Allah in their activities, it has nothing to do with the religion because the teachings of the holy book (Quran) does not teach violence in any form.

Sheikh Mohammed made reference to the recent attack carried out close to the burial place of Prophet Mohammed in Saudi Arabia and said no true Muslims will do that because according to the teachings, so much respect is accorded to the Prophet of Allah (Mohammed).

“It is very unfortunate it has happened in Bangladesh, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Turkey and all these saddens the heart of many not only Muslim but people across the world,” he said.

According to him, terrorism has nothing to do with religion because the world has experienced a lot of terror acts including among Hindus and Christians. “Terrorism today has more serious connections with political reasons than religion.”

He said he is looking forward to the day when Christians and Muslims will come together to fight the activities of the terror groups. “It is a very sad experience but I  wish sometimes as the saying goes, it has to get worse before it gets better , they will come around themselves, Muslim people, Jewish people, Christian people and fight against all evil things and not just terrorism".

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