Religious scholars and members of the public in Herat province on Wednesday condemned in the strongest possible terms the suicide attack on the Afghan Supreme Court in Kabul which killed at least 21 people.
They said that the killing of civilians is against the principles of Islam and those perpetrating such attacks on civilians have no links with Islam.
“Killing of innocent people has no place in Islam,” said Abdulmajid Samim, a religious scholar in Herat.
“We condemn any kind of act which is taken to eliminate and kill the people of Afghanistan. It is against Islamic teachings and Islamic law,” said Mawlawi Mohammad Ibrahim, a member of Ghor provincial council.
They also criticized religious institutions for keeping quiet about such attacks.
“Those people who are the enemies of the people and this soil, they are against improvement, peace and stability in the country,” said Bashir Ahmad Faizani, head of Kandahar provincial council.
Meanwhile, a number of citizens have also condemned the continuation of violence in the country.
“This act is inhumane and against Islam. We condemn it with the strongest words,” said Mohammad Atif, a civil society activist in Herat.
“They [militants] conduct the attacks under the name of Islam, but their acts are against Islam and they do it to affect the image of Islam. Fortunately, people are wise and they know that those who commit the attacks are wrong,” said Najibullah Wakilzada, a resident of Herat.