Sunday, July 17, 2016¶
Release in CPAS de Châtelet.
About the attack in Nice¶
I read about the attack in Nice:
I especially liked the Wikipedia article about Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel which says that “Two days after the attack, some reports stated that Bouhlel was more likely motivated by a desire to commit suicide than Islamist ideology. Even though ISIL claimed responsibility for the attack and called Bouhlel as “soldier of Islam”, investigators stated that the attack may have been “a suicide case who decided to make his suicide look like an Islamist attack”..
Once more I am glad that Hamza is my assistant. Without him I might be tempted to believe that Islam is a culture of hatred. Most people know that not faith but fundamentalism is the source of terrorism, but it is a sad fact that organizations which call themselves islamic and which cultivate hatred and fear are getting too much attention these days. These organizations (and not religions) are a disease of humanity. I call upon all people of good will to do their best in order to redeem us from this disease. I also don’t know how to get there, but here are some impulses:
You have heard that it was said, “Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.” But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous (Matthew 5:43-45)
And good and evil deeds are not alike. Repel evil with good. And he who is your enemy will become your dearest friend. (Qurʾān 41:33-34)
It may be that Allah will grant love (and friendship) between you and those whom you (now) hold as enemies. For Allah has power (over all things); And Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. (Qurʾān 60:7)