This article was first Published on Tuesday, March 4, 2008 at – :
Stopping Islam bashing
We cannot expect people to have a favorable opinion of us, if we have never given one. The one the public receives is negative through the media, it will not go away, unless we change it. We are good people just like every one else, but they do not know it.
It is time to change our perception. Muslims in general do not participate in public affairs, you can barely spot them in civic affairs. Last night I had a successful Obama event, no Muslim around was to be seen, those who confirmed did not show up either. Please do your part at least, and quit being selfish. Volunteer and participate in public events.
Here is my response to a posting on the subject of
“Man beheads 15 month old in Saudi Arabia”
It is a shame what is happening with the 15 month old baby in the report below, and every one should condemn it.
In the United States, we have the rules to follow the constitution, it does not mean every one will. 1% of our population is in Jails. Who is bad, America or those individuals? I encourage you to post information about what goes on daily in the US And Canada with common people, so we can learn that bad people exist no matter what religion they wear. Did you know in Texas a woman drowned her three kids in bath tub and killed them, it was water boarding. She was not a Muslim. Just look up a week’s newspaper in your city, you will find disgusting stories.
For the heck of it, I just Googled for “man kills his son”, and this came up: along with hundred others
I did not post the gory story where a Texas man bangs his 15 months old baby’s skull on the rock several times to crush it. He was not a Muslim either. Check it out, it is on google just last month.
WINTER HAVEN, Fla. — A Winter Haven man was charged with murder, accused of fatally beating his 4-month-old daughter Christmas Day because he wanted a son, authorities said.
Marcos Gomez-Romero, 28, told investigators that he beat Ariana Rodriguez Romero to death because he wanted a son instead of a daughter, according to a Polk County Sheriff’s Office report.
According to deputy interviews, Gomez-Romero said he became angry every time he saw the girl. He also said that abusing his daughter became a habit, a sheriff’s report showed. “
You will find every human category you can imagine in the wrong doers list, Google it every time some one wants to slam a Muslim, you will find 100 more others who do the same. If you want to categorize, you will find Buddhist, Hindu, Christian, Muslim, Jews and every one else…No one can cast the first stone. Thanks to Google. Let’s learn to be fair.
Religion is supposed to make people better humans, most people do, and do the right thing, however some don’t. Bad people are in every faith in the same percentage, they are not exclusive to Islam. We have bad presidents, bad clergy, bad kids, bad dads and bad moms… but not all of them are bad. Islam is no different.
We need to stop Islam bashing, if we do, we need to look in our own pants for a change, it is equally uglier there. Let’s not slap religion on the bad acts of people.
To make peace, we have to mitigate conflicts in our words and action.
In a message dated 3/3/2008 3:20:57 P.M. Central Standard Time writes:
To be a Muslim is to be a peace maker; one who … seeks to mitigate conflicts and nurtures goodwill.
It’s just too bad, isn’t it, Mike, that life gets in the way.
Here’s an item for you — from TODAY’S file:
Man beheads 15 month old Nephew in Saudi Supermarket
RIYADH (AFP) ?A man beheaded his 15-month-old nephew in front of his mother in a supermarket in Saudi Arabia apparently after a family dispute, newspapers reported Monday.
The 25-year-old Syrian national picked up a knife from the store in the Red Sea city of Jeddah on Sunday and decapitated the little boy in full view of shoppers, Arab News said.
The man apparently killed him following a dispute with his sister and brother-in-law, the English-language daily said.
“He chopped off the boy’s head in front of the mother to get back at her,” a police officer was quoted as saying. The mother fainted and was taken to hospital.
Murder is punishable by death in ultra-conservative Muslim Saudi Arabia, where the death sentence is usually carried out by beheading.
Mike Ghouse www.WorldMuslimCongress.com http://worldmuslimcongress.blogspot.com WorldMuslimCongress@yahoogroups.com