Fears of terrorism spiked yet again after news broke that an Egypt Air Flight MS181 was taken over by a passenger who claimed to be wearing a suicide explosive belt. There were 56 passengers on board
The hijacker requested the aircraft to be diverted to Cyprus, away from its original path from Alexandria to Cairo.
Is it ISIS AGAIN?
On the back of the bomb blast that claimed multiple deaths in Brussels, and before this Turkey, Jakarta and Paris (and the list really goes on), the world audience held their breath once again and prayed that these senseless acts of terror will stop.
Muslims from around the world have been making the effort to highlight that there is nothing Islamic about the ISIS terror attacks and that Muslims do not need to apologise for the acts of terror because firstly it is not their fault and secondly ISIS do not represent their religion.
Nonetheless, with every attack, I still do see people in my newsfeed coming forward and saying sorry that these attacks are committed in the name of Islam. Worse still, there are instances (online sources) when individuals actually ask their nearest Muslim for comments about the ISIS attacks (as if they should take ownership or something…)
In the case of the hijacking of the Egypt Air – ISIS did not make any claims to the hijacking of the plane. (Phew, Muslim friends – you are safe for this one)
Some reports said the Egyptian man – named by Cypriot officials as Seif Eldin Mustafa – all he wanted to do was to talk to his estranged Cypriot wife who lives on the Mediterranean island.
I cannot condemn ISIS on this one but on behalf of all men who love their wives, I condemn this senseless act of terror.
This act is not representative of anyone who loves his wife whatsoever.
I am deeply hurt and angered by the incident because my love for my wife does not motivate me to engage in violence (especially in hijacking and diverting planes).
This man’s action does not represent the traditional values of a marriage.