Are the “Salafi” Muslims the ones guilty of the infamous terrorist acts?
Sh. Ahmad An-Najmee: “We recognize that Islaam is free and innocent of this kind of reckless, violent behavior (terrorism). And this (Islaam’s rejection) only disheartens and upsets the perpetrators who commit such crimes. Still, their actions are rejected (by Islaam).
And the people who accuse Salafis – those who follow the Book of Allaah and the Sunnah of His messenger and who’ve remained on the way of the companions – those who accuse them as being the ones who carried out the bombings in Britain and other places, that murder people, destroy property, spill blood, cause people to be afraid, and renounce obedience to the governments (under which they reside); the ones who accuse Salafis of this are the very ones who’re actually committing these crimes. But they want to associate those acts with someone else; they are in actuality the people of the Al-Qaida organization, the followers of Usaamah Ibn Laadin, Al-Mas’aree, Sa’d Al-Faqeeh, and others like them. These people have been raised on books by authors bent on Takfeer like Sayyid Qutb and others with him on their misguided methodology. They declare at will just about anyone from Muhammad’s nation to be disbelievers without right. They make Takfeer of someone just because he commits sins, and really there’s no one who doesn’t commit sins.” 1
1. Translated from As-Salafiyyoon Bareeoona min Al-‘Amaal Al-Irhaabiyyah (http://njza.net/web/articles.php?art_id=4Z).