Statement on the terrorist attack on violence in Gujarat
New Delhi, 25 September, 2002: Maulana Wahiduddin Khan, president, The
Islamic Centre, has issued the following Statement:
What is happening in Gujarat and
elsewhere has nothing to do with religion. Rather, it is an exploitation
of religion for political purposes. Moreover, it is not even politics in
the real sense of the word. Politics is a noble profession. This kind of
religious exploitation degrades politics.
Those who indulge in such politics are not true servants of the nation.
They cannot even be described as serving even their own political
interests. For this kind of practice will ultimately lead to disaster, for
both the nation and the exploiter.
The ultimate weakness of violence is that it begets the very thing it
seeks to destroy. Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it.
Sd/- Maulana Wahiduddin Khan,
THE ISLAMIC CENTRE
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