Targeting religious scholars, a heinous act

With peace efforts intensified in recent months and that the religious scholars legitimating Afghans fight against terrorists, including Taliban, the militants have increasingly using new divisive tactics and approaches which is more dangerous than war in the battlefield.
Attacking religious scholars, mosques, worshipers and certain ethnic groups are some of the new approaches and tactics which have carried out in recent months. According to local experts, targeting ethnic or religious groups are based on the sinister purpose of igniting religious divisions and sectarian war in the country.
The terrorists trying to turn off the voice of real scholars who inform the people about a senseless war in the country. Martyring Malwavi Raihan during Friday prayers in Kabul’s Al-Taqwa mosque, was one of the recent examples. Mawlavi Raihanm who had outspoken stance against the insurgents, was martyred inside the mosque in holy month of Ramadan. by targeting clerics, Quran reciters and religious ceremonies, terrorists have shown their own real face as they practically started fight against Islamic preachers and values.
Furthermore, a magnetic IED blast targeted a bus carrying employees of the Ministry of Hajj and Religious Affairs in Kabul city early Monday morning. According to the ministry, the blast occurred in Kabul city’s PD2 in Parwan-e-Do area.  At least 10 people were wounded in the blast, the Ministry of Interior officials confirmed. 
The suicide attacks in Afghanistan are frequently condemned in word as fanatical and immoral, especially when civilians are martyred, but in practice the condition has been deteriorating and the insurgent groups view the tactic as their most effective weapon.
Suicide attacks, explosions for targeting people, insurgency, different types of corruption and kidnapping have been increasing under Islamic name but in Islam it is firmly counted as big sins and against the order of the Almighty Allah. If a person intentionally kills someone, he must be penalized by death. Executing, financing and supporting such acts are against Sharia law. Fighting in the name of jihad in Afghanistan, where the majority of the population is Muslim, has “no legitimacy” in Islam.
Ulema has time and again appreciated braveries and sacrifices of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces in war on terror and suppressing the enemies across the country. They have honestly legitimated ANDSF fight against terrorists, who sparing no effort in targeting the innocent people in public places.
Indeed, Ulema’s peace efforts have also widely appreciated by Afghan people. But security organs are widely blamed for neglecting to protect people from repeated cruel attacks. If the insurgents are Muslim, they should pay respect to the voice of Islamic scholars, worshipers and the Ramadan fast keepers.
Afghans do hope that all parts of conflicts pay respects to the decision of Ulema and stop the killing of civilians which are against Islam. If they are really fighting for Muslims or the country, they should not ignore the voice of millions of Afghan Muslims and the scholars calling them “not to kill innocent civilians”.

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