Terrorist attacks cannot be commited in name of Islam, says Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen
Hürriyet PhotoTurkish Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen has said that terrorist attacks can never be associated with Islam in any way, at a time when bombings or suicide attacks were committed in the name of the religion, according to Herkül.org, a website close to the movement.
“The most brutal scenes are at play in the name of Islam in a wide geography from Syria to Pakistan and Kenya,” Gülen said, underlining that a terrorist cannot be a Muslim and a Muslim cannot be a terrorist.
A real Muslim who properly understood Islam never becomes a terrorist or takes part in terrorist activity, he explained.
“Suicide [bombers] will go to hell forever and they will be called to account for the innocent people they killed,” Gülen added.
The rules to follow in peace and war times have been determined in Islam, and in peace time people cannot individually rage a war and kill people for no reason, he said, adding that even in war time people cannot attack another's house of worship, according to Islam.
Calling on people to destroy churches means inviting others to bomb mosques, he said. “What you sow is what you reap. People should sow good things,” he said