IS, Boko Haram, Tehreek-e-Taliban are un-Islamic, says Geelani

  • Peerzada Ashiq, Hindustan Times, Srinagar
  • Updated: Jun 29, 2015 00:54 IST

Hardline Hurriyat chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Sunday described Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, Islamic State and Boko Haram-like organisations as un-Islamic.

“The actions and course of action of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, IS and Boko Haram like organisations as totally un-Islamic. The best character and moral principles of Islam has conquered the hearts and minds of the people in the past and even today this message of guidance can reach to the people of the world with extreme love and affection,” Geelani said in Srinagar.

Terming the groups to be “a plot hatched by the West”, Geelani said: “Powerful minds like America, Israel, and other anti-Islam forces are working behind these organisations. Only purpose is to eliminate the Muslims within and divide them in very small states”.

Expressing concern over growing divide within Muslim sects, Geelani said, “We are all Muslims and our identity is the one and only Islam... Those people who talk about the differences and disunity are the real enemies of Islam.” Without naming Sajad Ghani Lone, Geelani said, “I am surprised to see advocates of the RSS in Kashmir. It is a fascist organisation which wants to make India a Hindu state and want to make it a nonresidential place for the people related to other faiths particularly Muslims”.

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