04/19/2013 03:50 EDT | Updated 06/19/2013 05:12 EDT

How the Boston Bombing Mixes Religion and Politics

The Boston Bombing mystery is unfolding in another tragedy of a police officer being killed by Boston Marathon Bombing suspects, Tamerlan Tsarmaev and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

The media reports reveal that one of the bombing suspects robbed a convenience store on Thursday night in the suburbs of Boston. Then followed by police operation, the suspects threw explosive material on the cops and one officer and one of the suspects got killed and the other suspect managed to escape.

What does the whole story tell us? The suspects still had firearms and explosive material after carrying out their horrifying terrorist mission during Boston Marathon.

Further details reveal that both suspects are brothers, Muslims and came from Central Asia.

Now as media and authorities dig deeper to these Muslim brothers, one of them found quoted in a Boston University Student Magazine back in 2010 that "I don't have a single American friend. I don't understand them."

At the same time, the elder brother identified himself as a Muslim and said he did not drink or smoke: "God said no alcohol."

I don't mean here that by identifying oneself as Muslim or by saying that he doesn't drink makes that person a terrorist.

I am just quoting their Muslim-ness in an answer to those fellow Muslims who are writing on social media that "being Chechen don't mean being Muslim."

So brothers and sisters in Islam, by their claims and names they are Muslims.

A famous Toronto Muslim man wrote on Internet on the day of Boston Bombing, "American civilians killed in a blast........... Happens everyday where Americans invaded or are helping invaders, no shock and awe there."

Even our new liberal party leader, Justin Trudeau wasn't behind amongst the lost in the jungle of bewilderedness of cause and action theory as he was shown looking into the "root cause" of Marathon Bombing.

When our celebrity styled political leader uttered his "golden words" no one even knew at that moment about the Muslim connection to Boston havoc.

However, Salma Siddiqui, President of Muslim Canadian Congress has said very precisely that, "regrettably, after four agonizing days, we find out yet again that this senseless slaughter was committed in the name of Islam."

As most Muslims, their leadership and some westerners are quick to blame the USA the only root cause of today's Islamic terrorism they overlook the biggest root cause of this terrorism which is violent ideologies and alienated life style being preached by many Islamic Centres in North America and rest of the Western World.

The actions of the Boston terrorists should force us all to reflect on the dangers of mixing religion and politics.

The Al-Qaeda inspired terrorists have successfully usurped the Islamic narrative and are using faith as their rallying call. And for too long politicians have pandered to Islamist organizations in the name of political correctness. It is time to collectively take on these organizations which thrive in our midst, while seeking to undermine our civilization and curtail our liberty.

We Progressive Muslims urge the Muslims and the entire world to fight the terrorist cancer, which if not confronted, will affect the entire body of human civilization.

Tahir Gora is Secretary General Muslim Canadian Congress.

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