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Minister Masagos Zulkifli saddened by those who rationalise massacre

In a Facebook post, Minister for Environment and Water Resources Masagos Zulkifli has addressed those who have inferred that Paris "had it coming".

The post, made on Sunday (Nov 15), said that comments that attempt to rationalise the attacks "felt just short of justifying the cruel and cowardly acts of the terrorists".

The minister said that he was saddened that some believed the Nov 13 attacks were "a consequence of the misdeeds of the West."

"They only seek to incite anger and justify revenge. In not condemning acts that are themselves anti Islam we confuse ourselves what it means to be the witness of the religion of peace against becoming a people who must pay every misdeed with killings and damage."

Quoting Shaykh Faraz Rabbani, the minister wrote: "When we see ugliness, we should have a renewed sense of urgency to uphold the good ourselves, to become embodiments of the good, to become ambassadors of the good."

This is his post in full

 

#masagos am saddened by the response of some of my brothers on the massacre of innocents in Paris. Even while the French...

Posted by Masagos Zulkifli on Saturday, 14 November 2015

Source: Facebook

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