Agra, June 15 (UNI) Taking strong exception over the alleged involvement of Muslims in terrorist activities, the Muslim intellectuals denied any connection with terror outfits saying terrorism was in no way linked to the minority group.
In a meeting of clerics, Ulemas and other Muslims representatives here late last night under the banner of ''Jamiat-Ulema-e-Hind, '' they said Muslims were being looked upon as terrorists, however, ''our religion totally condemns such activities.'' Unleashing vitriol on the international powers for maligning the image of Muslims, the intellectuals said ''it is an effort to defame the minority population, but now we have recognised the conspiracy and will put all efforts to wash off the tainted image of Muslims.'' They said ''Certain external powers are adamant to malign the image of Muslims in world.'' Turning the pointer at the media, Maulana Said Arshad said alike government, media should also understand the senstivity of the issue and should telecast any related news accordingly.
He said the Union Home Minister had also cleared that their were non-Muslim forces behind the recent bomb blasts in Jaipur and Tamil Nadu.
UP former advocate general S M A Kazmi and Maulana Aseem Farukhi said the issue was under negotiation, since last four month and that is why literate and intellects of the Muslim community were quiet over the matter.
Hence, under the drive to clean the forcibly tainted image of the minorities, every madarsa and other Muslim bodies were raising voice against the unjust allegations.
Asserting that Muslims were no way related to terrorists, the maulana said ''America is behind the malafide intentions as it does not want Muslims to progress and emerge as world's biggest power.'' Speaking in the meeting for the cause, Abdul Alim Fareeki, city Kazi Said Mohammad and maulana Sajid and others announced that the mission, which originated from Deband, will spread its message at every nook and corner of the world and will leave no stone unturned to prove the community's non-involvement in terrorism.
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