aA
Islam is not and could not be the reason for terrorist attacks in France, says Lithuanian Muslim Mufti Romas Jakubauskas.
Lithuanian Muslim Mufti: Terrorists will go to hell
© DELFI / Kiril Čachovskij

Mr. Jakubauskas told lrytas.lt: “Islamic State is a group which has created its own ideology and uses the name of Islam.”

There are several thousand Muslims in Lithuania. According to Mr. Jakubauskas, the Lithuanian Muslim community “condemns such barbaric actions. The organisation [IS] took that name to discredit Islam.”

Mr. Jakubauskas said that Islam does not preach violence. He said that “the foundation of Islam is to live peacefully with neighbours, close ones, to try to solve conflicts peacefully. The traditions of the prophet only teach to defend oneself.”

The Mufti said that “the Quaran is not easy to understand, it has to be studied with a teacher, with explanations. When the Quaran is interpreted by people without the necessary knowledge, it can be interpreted however one wishes. Oppression, inequality, misery, lack of education are the causes of terrorism. That ideology is being supported. Without financial support, it could not exist. It is beneficial for someone to keep such unstable situation in the world.”

Romas Jakubauskas also said: “It is clearly said in the Quaran that the one who saves a man, saves a nation, and the one who kills an innocent man, kills the entire humanity. It is such a huge crime that a person destines himself to an eternity in hell – for a never-ending suffering in the eternal flame.”

|Populiariausi straipsniai ir video

Head of opera theater estimates quarantine losses

Lithuania's National Opera and Ballet Theater has probably lost one million euros because of the...

Director Kaupinis wins German film festival's best director award

Lithuanian film director Karolis Kaupinis won the best director award for his debut feature, Nova...

Bishops permit public Masses on Sundays

Roman Catholic churches in Lithuania will be able to celebrate Masses with congregations on all...

Mission Siberia 2020 cancelled due to coronavirus pandemic

Mission Siberia , an expedition organized annually to tend to graves of Lithuanian deportees and...

Lockdown fashion: Facemask Fashion Week kicks off in Vilnius

Despite the ongoing lockdown introduced in Lithuania due to the coronavirus pandemic, the...

Top news

Lockdown extended until June 16

Lithuania’s government on Wednesday extended the coronavirus lockdown until June 16.

Special Investigation Service names biggest threat in country

Systemic corruption is the most dangerous and its initiators pose the biggest threat as experience...

Lithuania to renew flights to more German cities and Netherlands

On 27 May Lithuanian government has allowed renewing more flights to Germany and the Netherlands .

Lithuania appoints its new EU permanent representative

The Seimas of Lithuania has appointed Ruta Baneviciute as its new permanent representative to the...

8 new coronavirus cases

On Tuesday, 8 new coronavirus cases were detected in Lithuania. Since the outbreak of the pandemic,...

|Maža didelių žinių kaina