Monday, July 28, 2008

India: Muslim leader insists media should not associate recent bombings with Islam

Ostrich head-in-the-sand behavior or euphemisms will not change the facts about Islam and its "highest summit" -- jihad. "Dont' term perpetrators of blasts as Muslims: IUML," from the Hindu, July 27:

Tiruchirapalli (PTI): Condemning Friday's serial blasts in Bangalore, the Indian Union Muslim League has asked the media and public to not to brand the perpetrators of the deed as Muslims. "I appeal to the media and the public not to brand the perpetrators of the Bangalore blasts as Muslims," State president of IUML K M Khader Mohideen told reporters here on Saturday night.

"These kind of people are neither Muslims, Hindus or Christians. The Centre and the state government should take steps to nab them quickly," he said.

On the Indo-US nuclear deal, he said the IUML was in favour of the agreement going through as the Centre had given a satisfactory explanation to them about the benefits it would bring to the country.

"The IUML is in favour of the nuclear act being signed, in the interest of the country," he said

Referring to the cash-for-vote scam during the July 22 trust vote in Parliament, he alleged that it was a conspiracy, aimed at bringing a bad image to the Congress.

Mohideen said the IUML would continue to remain in the DMK-led Democratic Progressive Alliance in Tamil Nadu and see DMK supremo M Karunanidhi as the DPA leader.

Speaking on inflation, he said it was a temporary measure and the Centre was taking suitable steps to bring it under control.

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