Listen to the voices of moderate Muslims
Unfortunately today its become common to hear people talk about terrorism and Islam in the same breath. And everyone seems to be asking: Where is the moderate Muslim? There are talk shows on this and there are news articles which compare what ordinary Germans went through after the Nazi regime. At the time there was a prejuduce against Germans …
If moderate Muslims are not raising their voices against the terrorists in as great a number as people wish them to, well I believe that many of those who don’t speak out don’t do so partly because they feel their religion itself is being attacked. It makes them go on the defensive. It could also be partly due to shock…after all that is why people are called moderate. People with moderate views like to go about their own business, and don’t like to speak out.
But in this post I want to quote those who do speak out. I found these voices in the blogging world. When I read them I was moved.
This is a quote from AE’s blogpost:
I’ve witnessed all this first-hand and have a religious duty to clarify… it was being moderate and stable in ones religion that I found to be the key salvation point of all practising Muslims from being swallowed up into the trap of takfīr and killing…. Indeed, the only thing in common between such people is how “deformed” their thought has become and just how little they knew in the first place, and just how little they know now. One only had to read a few passages of the infamous “Islamist” to see that, and one only had to hear the shocking perversion of His Book on Newsnight the other day by one such character to confirm it. So, the real common factor was a lack of stability. They were unstable then, and they are unstable now – like leaves floating around in the wind, changing religious direction with every puff as if Islam was some kind of a game. Just as such people were not to be trusted in their deviation then, we have little reason to trust them now.
To read the complete post, go here.
This is a quote from Tariq’s post:
The UK Doctors’ bomb plot, the Red Mosque standoff seem to be the straws that broke the camel’s back. Many of us were already feeling embarrassed by the actions of the lunatic fringe and their blood thirsty actions, but these two things seem to have taken the cake. This has been culminating for a long time as we get embarrassing news all the time, but a group of doctors try to kill and maim and a lunatic mullah uses children as human shields in a mosque. This on top of the past six years of near constant bad news since the 19 maniacs flew the planes into the buildings on 9/11. How many regular American Muslims are tired of having to explain such idiocy and irrationality at work and other places?
You can read the complete post here.
A quote from another post of AE’s:
Whilst watching the BBC last night with a Scottish worker describing the actions of one of the terrorists as, “…he clambered out of the car in flames throwing punches all over the place shouting out ‘Alla! Alla! Alla!’ whilst people were trying to help him put out the flames! It was then we realised…” I thought to myself just how many millions of people in this country must think that the word “Allah” is just some huge, sick joke.
Does it even matter whether this is accurate or not? Have no doubt that if it isn’t, there’d be plenty more maniacs to take the terrorist’s place as this is the mindset of those Muslims who have been smoking for far too long and have entered their own cloud-cuckoo-land which they call “Jihad”.… these are difficult times. I advise all those reading this with such sick terror plans and intentions to fear Allah and remember that they will be held accountable for their actions, even if they might get away with it in this life – smoking in the UK might have stopped for now, but soon it could be our entire community that’ll be going up in flames. And flames in the next life will await those who lit the flames here in the first place.
To read the complete post go here.
These posts have generated a lot of comments and they are very interesting to read. One can hear many voices, not just that of the writer.