Saturday, 3 December 2016
The threat of radical Islam, Ammar Anwer
Radical Islam is a serious threat to humanity. The harm it has inflicted and continues to do so, unabashedly, is indescribable, unspeakable and horrendous. One of the sad aspects of this aching cruelty is that it has tarnished the reputation of the entire Muslim community. Although its extremist tactics have negatively affected people around the globe, the Muslims who differ with the Islamists have endured the greatest losses. To dismiss the presence of Islamofascist links with scripture would be delusional and a denial of reality and facts.
"It is the nature of Islam to dominate, not to be dominated, to impose its laws on all nations and to extend its power to the entire world.” Unlike normal Muslims, an Islamist believes that he has political and social responsibilities assigned to him by Islam. Not all Muslims are Islamists but every Islamist is a Muslim.
The writer is a freelance journalist and a human rights activist based in Islamabad