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None of Allah's 99 names mean violence: EAM

Friday, March 1, 2019 • Telugu Comments

None of Allahs 99 names mean violence: EAM

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today said at the OIC Conclave that terrorism is a result of the distortion of religion.  

"Fight against terror is not a confrontation against any religion. Just as Islam means peace, none of the 99 names of Allah mean violence.  Similarly, every religion stands for peace.  Muslims practice their respective beliefs and live in harmony with each other and with their non-Muslim brothers. It's this appreciation of diversity and coexistence that has ensured that very few Muslims in India have fallen prey to the poisonous propaganda of radicalist and extremist ideologies," Swaraj said.

"I carry the greetings of my PM Narendra Modi and 1.3 billion Indians, including more than 185 million Muslim brothers and sisters. Our Muslim brothers and sisters are microcosm of the diversity of India," she added.

Swaraj quoted the Rig Veda to drive home her message that India stands for peace and other lofty ideals.

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