Challenging times for Islamic world as terrorism grows: Naqvi

The Islamic world is passing through challenging times due to growing radicalisation and misusing of its name by terror groups, Union Minister said, as he called for a united war against at global level.

Noting that growing radicalism and terrorism are biggest challenges before humanity and the Islamic world, he cautioned that terrorism should not be viewed through the spectacle of religion for political gains.

“Islamic world is passing through challenging times because of radicalism and efforts of terror groups misusing the religion. These terror organisations are misinterpreting the Holy Quran for their narrow self-interests,” he said.

In a blog, titled ‘of Humanity to Establish Evil Empire’, the Minister of State for Minority Affairs said, “We should be careful that we should not look at terrorism through the spectacles of religion for political motive. The day we will link terrorism with religion we will be trapped into ill design of terror elements.”

He noted that those elements who are indulging in such cruelty have nothing to do with Islam or humanity as their only motive is murder of humanity.

“These coward people want to establish evil empire across the world by destroying humanity… These groups want to establish their rule with the help of violence,” he said.

Naqvi said the Paris and Mali attacks have proved that terrorism has become a grave challenge for the entire world and the time has come for a united war against terrorism at global level and there is need for united efforts by all the countries, Muslim world, religious leaders and intellectuals.

The minister said growing radicalism is one of the main reason behind terrorism and IS and Al-Qaida are the worst form of radicalism.

Terrorism, he said, has failed to establish its roots in India because of its cultural and social unity and strong democracy. Indian policy to tackle radicalism has been successful as terror outfits have failed to lure and misguide Indian youths. The society, religious leaders, media have played a crucial role for this, he said.

Naqvi charged Pakistan with using terrorism as state policy and alleged that after being unable to fight India directly it has been giving shelter to terrorists.

“Pakistan has become a safe shelter for these terror elements which has been posing a danger to the entire world. There is need to isolate such nations who are supporting terrorists, and then only terrorism can be defeated in real sense,” he said, adding time has come for joint action against supporters and sponsors of terrorism.