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Perspective: Should we mourn the victims of Hiroshima? | Farhad Ahmad


As an Ahmadi Muslim imam, I see no justification in the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. I read the Holy Quran, which has deemed the killing of one innocent person akin to killing all of mankind. 

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By Farhad Ahmad | June 6, 2016

IT IS certainly a good sign that Barack Obama has become the first incumbent U.S. president to visit Hiroshima. But it is disheartening to hear once again that ‘moral necessity’ justified the attacks on the Japanese cities.

Can anyone ever explain to relatives of civilian victims of the attacks that they were murdered ruthlessly because ‘morally’ it was the right thing to do?

As an Ahmadi Muslim imam, I see no justification in the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. I read the Holy Quran, which has deemed the killing of one innocent person akin to killing all of mankind.

It is frightening that there are nuclear weapons in the arsenals of even small nations. Some of these weapons are far more destructive than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima. Hence, we really need to acknowledge the threat we face and condemn these indiscriminate bombings.


FARHAD AHMAD, Ahmadi Muslim imam, Surbiton, Surrey.


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