SRINAGAR: Condemning the “malicious campaign” started by nefarious designs against Islamic scholars and leaders, president Islamic Fraternity Muhammad Aamir has said that the enemies of Islam are dividing Muslim Ummah by resorting to character assassination of Islamic scholars and Ulemas just to gain something out of it.
Referring to “slanderous campaign” and personal attacks on vice-president of Jamiat Ahle-Hadith Moulana Mushtaq Ahmad Veeri, Aamir in a statement said that “a virtual war has been initiated by these designs to exploit the masses to discredit the services of these scholars in the field of Islam”.
Cautioning the people to remain vigilant, Aamir said that these tactics have been employed in the past and are being repeated once again because the unity of Muslims here has frustrated them. “They wish Muslims should remain engaged in infighting and divided in several factions,” he said.
“This propaganda is based on lies and deceits,” he said. “Muslims should be mature enough to understand the treacherous plans of enemies and come forward to counter it with sane arguments and reason.”
Terming the Delhi-based media as the “basis for this nasty campaign”, IF president said this media has been engaged in the past and remains so in “spreading lies about Islam and Muslims, particularly in and about Kashmir”.
“The media trail against Dr Zakir Naik proved that the Indian media is biased and spreading cooked-up stories to defame Islam and Muslim scholars,” he said.
Extending support to Moulana Veeri, Aamir said that regardless of ideologies and schools of thought, he has been supporting and will continue so to all those who are made “targets through these malicious campaigns and media trials”.
“We have been united in the past and will remain in future as long as the mission is to invite people towards Islam and the propagation of its true message,” Muhammad Aamir said.