History has proven that evil can lurk anywhere and breed terrible violence into any society. Just last week, another ill-fallen individual wreaked carnage upon the innocent—this time, close to the United States Capitol. A dozen lives were wiped away at the Washington Navy Yard by a crazed gunman.
And so, it should be no surprise that such acts can occur anywhere in the world. The massacre in Kenya is not an act of religion but rather one of wickedness by those seeking vengeance and attacking the purity of life. What makes this act most sinful is that these offenders claim to be acting on behalf of their religion. One could not be more blasphemous. No religion condones the taking of innocent lives, especially not Islam.
Qur’an, Al-Ma’idah, 5:33 If one kills the innocent, it shall be as if he has killed all of mankind. If one has saved them, it will be as if he saved all of mankind