A few days ago I realized as to how little people around the world know about Islam. And the little they know is something they got from the journalists around the world, who themselves have absolutely no education or morals that teach them to present the facts and truth when it comes to something as sensitive as religion. In the fury of being the first one to break a news, they don’t realize what affect their news will make within the hearts of people that don’t ever leave their sofa and the only source of information they have is the TV set or the online news site they have marked as their favorite.
As the news unfolds about the so-called Muslims who terrorized Paris, it appeared to be that one was a drug user, two owned a bar, and the other one was a petty thief, and never prayed in the mosque. For me, that’s not very Islamic. No one in their right mind would even dare call them anything else than un-islamic, non-practicing lunatics. And here we see on and on again, the so called experts, mentioning them as Muslims who had an agenda. What agenda I may ask? The agenda to promote the bar culture? Or the agenda to make Muslims leave the mosque?
The only thing that comes out of such issues is high ratings for TV and more clicks for online newspapers. The more views they get the more ads they get, and obviously more money in their pockets. Good journalism is very rare these days, almost non-existent. Journalists will label anyone who says “Allahu Akbar” as a terrorist. Allahu Akbar means “Allah is Great”, something I say a few hundred times a day in the combined 5 prayers, without even one twitch, let alone a blast! I sometimes feel sorry for those reading the news articles or watching the news, since they are being sheeped around and made into fools by the media who is only after money. Do they even care for a single second if their story results in some Muslim being beaten for no reason, or some lady in hijab denied entry into a shop that sells things to cover the head, as in hats.
So why is Paris so special?
Paris is a city like any other, and in my view it’s seen as special because it’s said that on the opposite side, there were Muslims. Muslims who according to the media wanted to show their hatred towards a culture they don’t like (ofcourse we won’t mention the two guys who owned a bar – irony alert). And of course it was also special because it was a victim of an attack where the terrorists had their bomb-proof passports (just like the terrorists in the 11 sep attacks, where one of the passports didn’t get burnt by the jet fuel)
Paris is not the only place that got attacked, did you miss the attack in Beirut, or shall we not mention that since it was a Muslim country? What about the following attacks that were purely based on religion and hatred, shall we leave them aside since they don’t fit the bill or shall we take a quick look?
- Why aren’t all Christians killed all over the world after the Anders Breivik (Norway) killed almost a hundred innocent children in Oslo!
- Why aren’t all Buddhists butchered on the roads all over the world after their massacre of Muslims the past few years?
- Why aren’t all Jews bombed and killed for the ongoing apartheid and killing of Palestinians since 1960s?
- Why aren’t all Hindus burnt alive after the Modi government in Gujrat, India planned an attack and killed Muslims?
Let me tell you why we can’t do the above. Because they are not Muslims, and the only time collective punishment shall take place is when it’s “Muslims” on the other side, because its obvious that it’s only then when no one reacts. You can go in and out of Masjid Aqsa, shoot at those praying and no one will say a thing. You can push someone and try to kill them for wearing a hijab and no one will say a thing. You can beat up people just because they are Muslims and wish to pray, and on one will say a thing. You can bomb 4 little kids playing football in Gaza, and no one will say a thing. You can say that someone had a passport from a specific country and no one will ask if they are real and can be confirmed, since the passports found in Paris WERE fake, click if you care.
Islam is not just a religion, it’s a code of life. It tells a Muslim how he should live his life, how he should pray five times a day and stay clean, how he should respect the laws of a country he lives in, how he should respect his parents when they grow old, how he should bring up his children as kind individuals who respect other human beings, how he should do business while making sure he doesn’t rip someone else off, how he should get married and protect his family, how he should perform his due rights over his family members, how he should take care of your siblings, how he should make sure that his neighbor is safe and well fed, and how he shall be the perfect example of a kind gentleman (or a fine respectable lady) with good manners. That sounds like a beautiful code of life for me.
Next time you read or hear something about someone bombing or killing someone, do some research and see if he/she has the same qualities as my Prophet Muhammad pbuh. Here is the list you can tick off.
And at the end, especially those that made their Facebook profile into a French flag. This is what your support did. Try putting this girl in the place of your own daughter, is this a response this girl deserved for something she is not responsible for?