We claim Islam as Deen or a complete way of life.
Islam teaches tolerance, not hatred; universal brotherhood, not enmity; peace, and not violence.
Was Islam spread by them through force and coercion? No. They preached Islam by personal example.
I am not at all a politician. I don't think I'm cut out for politics. I am certainly not going to stand for election.
Remember that mindsets can not be changed through force and coercion. No idea can ever be forcibly thrust upon any one.
There is nothing wrong with intellectual differences flowing from freedom of thought as long as such differences remain confined to intellectual debates.
Who has suffered? The families of the dead, no doubt. But a greater loss was inflicted on Pakistan because, as I said, we lost the pillars of our society.