In the name of GOD, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
There is no other god beside GOD

Condemnation of attempted cargo bombing

The International Community of Submitters (ICS) condemns the attempted terror attack by placing bombs on cargo planes. By God's Grace, the bombs were discovered in time and no one got hurt. However, such actions of terror and destruction are condemned in the Quran. We would like to clearly say that no religion of God would justify corrupt acts of terror designed to destroy property and lives.

[Quran 2:204] Among the people, one may impress you with his utterances concerning this life, and may even call upon GOD to witness his innermost thoughts, while he is a most ardent opponent.

[2:205] As soon as he leaves, he roams the earth corruptingly, destroying properties and lives. GOD does not love corruption.

[Quran 5:11] O you who believe, remember GOD's blessings upon you; when some people extended their hands to aggress against you, He protected you and withheld their hands. You shall observe GOD; in GOD the believers shall trust.

As has been pointed out before, God forbids aggression in the Quran (2:190, 5:87), and invites to the abode of peace (10:25).

[Quran 5:87] O you who believe, do not prohibit good things that are made lawful by GOD, and do not aggress; GOD dislikes the aggressors.

[Quran 10:25] GOD invites to the abode of peace, and guides whomever He wills in a straight path.

The relations of Muslims (Submitters) with others are based primarily on peace, mutual respect and trust. Business and personal transactions are carried out that are mutually acceptable (4:29). Destroying or consuming properties illicitly, or killing is strictly forbidden. There is no compulsion in religion (2:256).

[Quran 4:29] O you who believe, do not consume each others' properties illicitly— only mutually acceptable transactions are permitted. You shall not kill yourselves. GOD is Merciful towards you.

[Quran 2:256] There shall be no compulsion in religion: the right way is now distinct from the wrong way. Anyone who denounces the devil and believes in GOD has grasped the strongest bond; one that never breaks. GOD is Hearer, Omniscient.

Absolute Freedom of Religion

[18:29] Proclaim: "This is the truth from your Lord," then whoever wills let him believe, and whoever wills let him disbelieve. We have prepared for the transgressors a fire that will completely surround them. When they scream for help, they will be given a liquid like concentrated acid that scalds the faces. What a miserable drink! What a miserable destiny!

The righteous people invite to God with wisdom and kind enlightenment (16:125) and on the basis of proven scripture (6:19, 12:108). The terrorists invite to what has no basis in God's scripture (40:43). Submission (Islam) recognizes that salvation can be attained by anyone who believes in God, believes in the Hereafter and leads a righteous life (5:69).

[Quran 5:69] Surely, those who believe, those who are Jewish, the converts, and the Christians; any of them who
(1) believe in GOD and
(2) believe in the Last Day, and
(3) lead a righteous life,
have nothing to fear, nor will they grieve..

[Quran 49:13] O people, we created you from the same male and female, and rendered you distinct peoples and tribes that you may recognize one another. The best among you in the sight of GOD is the most righteous. GOD is Omniscient, Cognizant.

The true religion of Islam (Submission) forbids the killing of innocent people for any reason, irrespective of their cause, or their religious, political or social beliefs. The focus is on worship of God and seeking God's approval in our daily lives. Our worship is best attained in peace.

[Quran 14:35] Recall that Abraham said, "My Lord, make this a peaceful land, and protect me and my children from worshiping idols.

We recommend each reader find out what God says in the Quran by reading it themselves and verifying the information it contains.

Editorial, October 2010

International Community of Submitters / Masjid Tucson
The world wide community of those who Submit to God Alone and advocate the worship of God Alone
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