Imam Ali (AS) said, 'Generosity is a means of nearness [to Allah].

WABIL STATEMENT ON GARISSA UNIVERSITY KENYA APRIL 2015

April 6, 2015

WABIL STATEMENT ON GARISSA UNIVERSITY KENYA APRIL 2015

The World Ahlul-Bayt Islamic League hereby condemns the appalling vicious attack by Al-Shabaab on Garissa University, Kenya, on Thursday 2 April 2015, killing 147 innocent students. Such violent rampant killings are condemned by us as followers of the Islam of the Prophet and his progeny.

Al-Shabaab is a salafi-wahabi based violent group that wages war on anyone different from its ideology. This ideology’s hate of Christians, Jews, Shia Muslims, and others, brainwashes its followers into committing the most heinous attacks on fellow humans. While peaceful Muslims were waking up to offer the morning prayers, this criminal group was wreaking havoc by murdering people. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their grieving families.

The world is witnessing a surge in radicalised violence, perpetrated by those of a skewed ungodly and un-Islamic interpretation of Islam. This radical anti-human ideology is encouraged by hate preachers and set in motion by those who have opposed peaceful co-existence for centuries.

We as Shias are all too aware of hate crimes: Shia Muslims have suffered killings, terror and violence for centuries at the hands of extremists. This same ideology is now turning its hate on Europe, Africa and Asia. As victims ourselves of this hate ideology, we stand in solidarity with all victims of hate crime.

We stand with the Kenyan government and people in trying to bring the perpetrators to justice. We urge the international community to denounce the funding source from wahabi organisations and to eradicate this scourge before it claims more victims.

 
Sayed Muhammad Al-Musawi
World Ahlul-Bayt Islamic League
London
April 4 2015
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