Bahrainis from all segments of the social spectrum have rightly spoken out in condemnation of Daish’s atrocity against two mosques in Eastern Saudi Arabia which killed around 25 worshippers.

The brutal killings of innocent Muslims and non-Muslims in countless incidents show Daish to be the enemy of humanity and Islam. Our thoughts are with the families of those who have lost loved ones in these abhorrent attacks, as well as the many people who were gravely injured.

The transparent aim of these attacks was to stir up sectarian tensions in a region where tensions are already dangerously volatile. We should thus unite against the actions of these extremists. It does not matter what sect they are targeting, such an attack by Daish on a Mosque against innocent people at prayer is an attack against us all.

Daish wants to make it impossible for different sects, faiths and peoples to live together. They want to destroy the patterns of coexistence and tolerance which constitute our societies.

The Islam we subscribe to bears a message of peace and tolerance. We are good Muslims by setting an example to humanity in the way we live our lives. According to this logic, Daish is the enemy of Islam. Daish has discredited Islam and made the world see our beautiful faith as a religion of violence and senseless atrocities.

Because we love our religion and want to defend our religion, we have an obligation to speak out against these terrorists and call for action against those who have brought our faith into disrepute.

Through senseless acts of terrorism Daish wants to divide us. Thus, our best response is in our unity in condemning their acts and rejecting their warped interpretation of Islam.

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