ISLAMABAD: Top Islamic cleric of Pakistan, Mufti Azam Pakistan Maulana Rafi Usmani termed the attackers of Peshawar’s Army Public School as ‘Zaliman (tyrants)’ but not ‘Taliban (Students of Islam).
Mufti Rafi Usmani slammed the attackers’ self-adopted ideology of Islam, said that targeting women and children, even if they were non-Muslims, was not accorded in Islamic principles.
He expressed his suspicions that some hidden hands were accomplishing their ulterior tasks with hands of terrorists continuously targeting Muslims.
True ‘Taliban (student)’ and educated Islamic clerics cannot follow such self-adopted ideologies that could allow attacks on innocents citizens, Usmani added. Innocent children martyred brutally by the terrorists and such wildness cannot be tolerated in Pakistan, he said.
He prayed, ‘Allah Almight! Give us rid of terrorists.’ He appealed Pakistani nation, political and religious leadership to be united under one flag to help uprooting terrorism from the country.