Please lift the people of Baghdad, Dhaka, Istanbul, Orlando, and so many others suffering in religious darkness.
Baghdad Massacre, 215 precious individuals lost to religious hatred, Sunni Muslims against Shia Muslims.
Faraaz Hossain, a 20-hear-old Muslim student killed by Quranic jihadists
in Dhaka attack
Nibras Islam, one of the killers. Only months previously,
he was studying at Norhtsouth University in Dhaka,
driving around, hanging out with friends at restaurants, and watching movies.
Nibras and the other 4 attackers are all Bangladeshis from rich families and with good educations, according to Bangladeshi's home minister Asaduzzaman Khan. Islam's father is a successful businessman, one uncle a police officer, another a scientist, and another a government official.
The Bangladesh government said that the attackers belonged to a banned group, Jumatul Mujahedeen Bangladesh (JMB)
What is it about the Islamic religion that it leads bright, educated, wealthy men to murder large groups of people for Allah?
Why do millions of Muslims support attacks of other Muslims, ex-Muslims, other religions, and atheists?
Another father said of his son, "My son used used to pray 5 times a day from a young age."
Then there are the older leaders such as Ramadan Shalah, Secretary-General of Islamic Jihad who inspire the young men. Again, like the young jihadists, these Islamic leaders are highly educated--economists, engineers, doctors, etc.
Shalah earned a PhdD in banking and economics at the University of Durham in Britain. Later he was a professor at the University of South Florida.
He has been indicted in the past with a 53 count indictment in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida for activities related to Islamic Jihad and been added to the FBI Most Wanted Terrorists list.
Shalah was involved in the March 2014 launch of over 100 rockets toward civilians in Israel. He said the rocket attack was coordinated with HAMAS.
Why do many millions of Muslims support attacks of other Muslims, ex-Muslims, other religions, and atheists?
May this ocean of darkness which has, again, swamped across the world, engulfing, deluding, destroying be wept against by all.
May all Muslims reject the horrific commands of the Quran and the false witness of Muhammad
and come to experience what is true, what is good, and what is compassionate.
May the Light of peace, hope, justice, and human rights shine.
In the Light,