Perspective: We can stop terrorists | Nomaan Mubashir

Can terrorism be justified? Is hatred more powerful than love? As an Ahmadi Muslim, the answer is clear that terrorism has no place in Islam or any religion. The tragic tale of another terrorist in the guise of Aaron Driver is yet another unfortunate incident. As a Canadian Muslim, my heart mourns at a loss of another soul who has been misled by those propagating the evil indoctrination of the Islamic State group or other terrorist organizations while claiming to represent the religion of Islam.

The reality of youth like Driver, who become radicalized online through extremist views, highlights the impressionability of youth and the need for a counter-narrative. The efforts of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association are exemplary in this regard for keeping Muslim youth engaged and educating them on the true, peaceful teaching of Islam and providing the platform to serving mankind irrespective of their creed, colour or religious beliefs. I am optimistic that it is love that indeed is more powerful than hate. There is no justification for terrorism.

It is my sincere wish that all Canadian youth use their God-given capabilities for the betterment of all humankind in the world’s greatest country, Canada.

Nomaan Mubashir, Cambridge

Source/Credit: Waterloo Region Record