It’s not at the core of ISLAM – Peace, that is
Conquest and Submission. Those are the CORE tenants.
That means that if the entire world was Muslim tomorrow, then one of two things would happen. 1 – Islam would cease to exist, because there would be nothing to conquer nor anything left to force in to submission. Or, 2 – It’s not in the nature of anything that is man made to cease to find a reason for existence. So, Islamist would have no choice but to find flaws within other forms of Islam in order to continue the ISLAM that is “theirs”
Islam should be seen for what is at it’s core, because the bastardization of anything is not the GOAL of anything. Endeavors continue because people constantly try to improve themselves and liken themselves to the IDEAL, not the dilution of the ideal.
Iran executes 11 linked to Sunni rebel group
The 11 were hanged at dawn on Monday in Zahedan, the capital of Sistan-Baluchistan province, eastern Iran. Zahedan is where Jundollah, said to be based in Pakistan, has carried out a series of attacks in recent years.
“These corrupt and Mohareb [an enemy of God] elements have been identified and arrested by security and intelligence forces,” Ebrahim Hamidi, the head of the provincial justice department, said.
The Irna news agency quoted him as saying: “The sentence was carried out after receiving confirmation from the country’s senior judicial bodies.” It was not clear whether those hanged were directly linked to the bombings.
Senior officers in the Iranian military and Revolutionary Guard also urged Pakistan to tighten border controls, warning of unilateral action if it did not, Fars news agency reported.
“If Pakistan fails to control and prevent terrorist measures at its borders … we will make use of our legitimate rights,” the armed forces chief of staff, General Hassan Firouzabadi, said.
Relatives of some of the 39 people killed in last week’s mosque bombing, in the port city of Chabahar, have also asked Pakistan to crack down on the group.
The Chabahar attack happened during a religious ceremony on the eve of Ashoura, Iran’s biggest Shia religious holiday. Security officials said there was evidence the bombers were “supported by regional intelligence services”.
Jundollah has a long history of targeting civilians. Often said by Tehran to be secretly backed by the US, Britain or Israel, it has reportedly used bases in Pakistan to mount operations in Sistan-Baluchistan, which has an ethnic Baluchi Sunni majority.
The US and Britain both consider it to be a terrorist organisation.
Jundollah’s last big bomb attack was on a Zahedan mosque in July, on another Shia religious holiday. The bombing, described as retaliation for the execution of the group’s captured leader, Abdolmalek Rigi, killed 28 people, including members of the Revolutionary Guard.
Iran’s security forces apparently believed they had struck a knockout blow against Jundollah when Rigi was captured in a dramatic operationwhile on a flight from Dubai to Kyrgyzstan in February.
Iranian planes forced the aircraft he was on to land in Iran. He was hanged in June, and his brother was also executed on charges of terrorism.
Tehran says Jundollah has links to al-Qaida and has a separatist agenda. The group – which is thought to have no more than 100 core members – has claimed to be fighting for equal rights in the overwhelmingly Shia Islamic republic.