Muslims of India protest against deadly ISIL attacks344 views
New Delhi : A prominent Muslim group in India organised protests across the country against recent deadly attacks in France, Lebanon, and Turkey by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
“Don’t most Muslims decry terrorism in the same way most believers of other religions do?” said Ahmad, author of the book Islamism and Democracy in India.
Jamiat, one of India’s leading Islamic groups, was founded in 1919 and participated in India’s freedom struggle. It was the first Indian religious body to issue a fatwa, or edict, against terrorism in 2008.