„In the struggles for the Islamic order, all means are permissible except one: crime. No one has the right to defile the good name of Islam by the uncontrolled and superfluous use of force. The Islamic community should once more confirm that justice is one of its keystones… Formula: the aim justifies the means has become the cause of numberless crimes. A noble aim cannot command unworthy means.“

—  Alija Izetbegović, The Islamic Declaration (1970), p. 49.
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Alija Izetbegović
1925 - 2003

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