A very wise decision

02 August 2016

Dear Editor,

I was very pleased to read that, French news organisations have chosen not to publish photographs of people responsible for terrorist killings to avoid giving them glorification.

I am glad that sections in the media are beginning to realise a point that I heard being made by the World Head and Caliph of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community this year in a peace Symposium in London.

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He made the salient point that, “Publicity is the oxygen sustaining most terrorist or extremist groups… At a time of worldwide conflict, we should remember this basic principle that it is better for all forms of evil and cruelty to be suppressed and for all forms of goodness and humanity to be endorsed. 

In this way, evil will not spread far, whilst virtue and peace will spread far and wide and adorn our society.”

Therefore, I think in this fight against terrorism, we must utilise every platform to counter those who seek to divide us. Responsible media coverage at this time can go a long way.

Kind regards,

Mustenser Qamar


02 August 2016

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