Sunday 15 September, 2019

Islamic Front on Trini man's attack plot: Not Muslim ideology

FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2016, file photo, children play on J. Seward Johnson's sculpture, "The Awakening," along the Potomac River waterfront at National Harbor, Md. Federal prosecutors say a man inspired by the Islamic State group stole a U-Haul truck with plans to drive it into a crowd at National Harbor, a convention and tourist destination just outside the nation's capital. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2016, file photo, children play on J. Seward Johnson's sculpture, "The Awakening," along the Potomac River waterfront at National Harbor, Md. Federal prosecutors say a man inspired by the Islamic State group stole a U-Haul truck with plans to drive it into a crowd at National Harbor, a convention and tourist destination just outside the nation's capital. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

The Waajihatul Islaamiyyah (The Islamic Front) has expressed disgust over the Islamic State-inspired plot attack carried out by a Trinidad-born man in Maryland, United States.

The man, 28-year-old Rondell Henry, allegedly stole a U-Haul at National Harbour in Washington with which he planned to run over a crowd of people.

In a statement, the group condemned the planned attack and made it clear that it in no way represented the teachings of Islam.

It stressed that acts such as these and such intentions should be condemned in the strongest of terms and in no way should this be aligned to Islam and Muslims.

"This type of ideology places someone totally out of the fold of Islam," the Islamic Front said.

 

Below is the full statement from the Islamic Front: 

Waajihatul Islaamiyyah (The Islamic Front) is disgusted by the report of a TT born, US citizen's plan to run over a crowd of innocent people in the US. 28-year-old, Rondell Henry who was arrested after he allegedly stole a U-Haul at National Harbour in Washington, reportedly told investigators that he hated non-Muslims and that was the motive behind his planned attack. The report also stated, US authorities claimed, Henry was "radicalised" by online ISIS videos he began watching two years ago.

Waajihatul Islaamiyyah (The Islamic Front) wants to make it absolutely clear, acts such as these and such intentions should be condemned in the strongest of terms and in no way should this be aligned to Islam and Muslims. This type of ideology places someone totally out of the fold of Islam. It's an orientation that's the product of a failed response, a failed social structure, a failed education system, and a failed state. This is not an Islamic ideology. Islam promotes a monotheistic ideology that "stands for all mankind" and "love for all of humanity.

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