Monday, April 15, 2013
I'm afraid I don't put much credence in common gossip but I overwhelmed and shocked about a nonsense generally raised question in the Muslim world, that should Israel even exist or should the Jews even have a homeland? It’s a completely hallucination and aberration even to ask, if Israel should exist. How silly, dehumanizing and insulting for a Muslim if I argue and ask same question in other way that Saudi Arabia has the right to exist? Why Muslims not understand and respect the feelings of 14 million Jews, why more than 1.6 billion Muslims downright hostile to the tiny Jewish state?
Sincerely Muslims’ concerns and miseries really touch my heart, although they deserve all such as natural retribution of their deeds. I cannot blame the Israel, Europe or USA for the ‘miseries’ of the Muslim countries. I can only blame Muslims’ common culture, mindset and their Madrasa based envenom education which used and abused to whole Muslims since centuries. I am convinced that their crisis is purely self-inflicted that has nothing to do with rest of the world.
It is prerequisite to understand that not all Arabs or Muslims hate Jews, (for example, I not hate Jews at all! Instead, I feel sympathy with them.), and vice-versa not all Jews hate Arabs and Muslims. Despite this fact, unfortunately both sides have antipathy and distrust for each other. In spite of all atrocities, must remember to those thousands of pious Jews who believe in the right of the Palestinians to their home land and pray desperately for peace that the both nations can live with peace and harmony. Quran called Jews and the Christians with honor ‘People of the Book’ and teaches that Muslims should treat them with respect as their own homie, this is the view about Jews and the Christians according the real Islam, traditional and practiced replica of Islam is not my concerned. The most important ground is their common belief and the faith in the one God of the entire macrocosm.
Apart of this, all the Jewish Prophets, including Moses (PBUH) and Abraham (PBUH) are honorable and respected by all Muslims without any discrimination or doubt and Muslim faith can not be completed without believe on Israeli Prophets (PBUH). Undoubtedly Jews and Arabs both are descendant of the Prophet Abraham (PBUH), but it is a lamentable fact that instead of developing mutual love as a result of these common grounds, the Jews and Muslims developed mutual animosity over the centuries. Despite so much misunderstanding and bemused situation between the Jewish and Muslims, in fact, there are several common factors that could instigate to have a better relationship instead of antagonism.
As a matter of fact, monotheist Islam and Judaism originating in same Semitic culture. On the contrary Christianity originated by interaction of ancient Greek and Hebrew cultures. Fundamentally Islam is very near to Judaism in its religious outlook, structure, jurisprudence and practice with the difference that traditionally Torah is in the scroll form and the Quran is in the codex form.
I want to assure that I adore and respect all human being including Muslims, what I am trying to say are to bring the truth in front of the Muslims to finally face reality and stop the game of hatred. What kind of this Muslims’ God who ordained his followers to kill more than 70% human beings of this planet if they don’t convert to Islam or being as dissenters; where it’s written in the holy Quran, I am not talking about so-called imposture “the Hadiths”? If Muslims are not ready to change and persist on such sick mentality then their persistence would end on disaster, waiting to happen.
Since the Muslims took control over the Arabian Peninsula until the born of the state of Israel in1948, due to the 20th century Zionist ideology; there were no direct wars and conflicts between Jews and Muslims, it is compulsory to ignore schadenfreude type psychos of both sides. Due the false ferment of stereotyping people, the ensued tension is rising day by day and it’s very difficult to change this demeanor that has become so deeply entrenched over the years.
With all due respect, I am not convinced with explanations for this animosity which goes all the way back to the Prophet Abraham (PBUH). The ancient root of bitterness between offspring of Prophet Isaac and Prophet Ismail (PBUH) has not any concern with all of the hostility between Jews and Muslims of our time. On the contrary, for thousands of year’s Middle Eastern history testifies that Jews and Arabs lived in peace and harmony with each other.
As a matter of fact, the primary cause of this hostility has political and economical origin. After dissolution of the Ottoman Empire and end of World War II, the United Nations gave a portion of the land which was inhabited by the Palestinians to the Jewish people as a new state Israel. Arabs protested vehemently against the Israel occupying their land. Since, there has been great abhorrence and bellicosity between tiny Israel and its Arab neighbors as Jordan, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and Egypt.
I am curious and interested in Middle East politics because I spent 26 years in this volatile part of the world. I believe most of the Muslims would not share my sentiments about Israel’s moral right to existence. The situation in the Muslim world is envenoms and dangerous enough if you happen to be a friend of Israel. You can’t imagine the intensity of oppugn and confrontation against an alleged Muslim friend of Israel face in any Muslim country, you can’t afford to be.
The pattern of the history revels that the Babylonians, the Persians, the Romans, the Othman all civilizations after reaching their maturity, finally vanished. I am really astonished and do appreciate that contrary to every historical precedent this is not the case with the Jews, this small number of people scattered around the world continued to exert influence on history survived throughout four thousand years of human history. Our world population has now reached up to seven billion people. Demographic information revels that this population consists as 32% Christian, 23% Muslim, 15% Hindu, 7% Buddhist, and only 0.2% Jewish. There are only fourteen million Jews in the world. These are the Jews whose intellectual output has enriched the whole of humanity. Over the past century other than Peace Prizes, only three Nobel Prizes have been won by 1.7 billion Muslims, while fourteen million Jews have acquired one-hundred-eighty Nobel Prizes!
The most beneficent philanthropists in the world are also Jews, George Soros and Walter Annenberg is well known names in the list of top altruists in history.
I am compel to admit, without any prejudice that the Jews are the most persistent and tenacious nation in the entire human history.
I am very much convinced that war is the apotheosis of human doltishness. In all over the history, human population remained engaged in (most of the notorious wars were fought on the name of the GOD) miseries of wars due to two basic causes. Firstly, the abnegation to tolerate differences and secondly, the active enjoyment derived from hurting each other, although they can best voice their disapproval of such actions.
History is full of the examples that the word “God” used to justify cruel actions of war and violence. It is also common practice to even enjoy other’s pain, just by denouncing each other as an infidel, with the malicious believe that opponent is also destined for eternal agony. We forced to suffer other human beings for the sake of bounty of the God. We all get angry at others for various perceived offenses, and enjoy (meanest and nastiest mirth) with believe that our opponent is going to Hell, heedlessly of how much they already suffered in life. I am confident that no one would ever admit to it, of course, but it’s a primitive passion innate in human being, and precisely the contention of the ever holy war. Sounds interesting, does not it?
And what are these unbridled, bacchanalian horrendous wars, worst moments when human being can act with utter contempt for the rest of the human being; the invaders stormed, ransacked buildings and massacre of unarmed civilian’s even children, rape of the women, people tortured by varying methods and hacked to pieces. I can see and feel in the history that horses waded in blood up to their knees. All these brutalities in the name of the God, despite the fact that the Bible, the Quran and all other holy books stated, “Love your enemies, mercy, tolerance and forgiveness!”
Since the born of Israeli state there are more than a dozen wars have been fought again on the name of the God between the Israel and her neighbor Arab States, which weakened relations severely among these two monotheistic nations. It is diabolical and contemptible that everyone fought and still fighting on the name of the God. Both World Wars Allied leaders Woodrow Wilson of the United States, David Lloyd of Britain, Vittorio Orlando of Italy, and Georges Clemenceau of France, The aggressors Adolf Hitler, General Hideki Tojo, Benito Mussolini, The defenders Winston Churchill, Neville Chamberlain, Joseph Stalin, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and recent Dictators Saddam Hussein, Gaddafi, Hafez al-Assad and over-the-top two Bushes, Tony Blair, David Cameron, Taliban and Obama Bin Laden also, all were and are fighting on the name of the God!
I am a prominent supporter of Israel, strongly believe that the return of the Jews to their Holy land and the formation of the Israel are not against the Holy Quran or the Islam and there is nothing wrong in establishment of this country. There is no question or doubt that Jerusalem was established by the Israeli King cum Prophet David (PBUH) and his son Suleiman the magnificent who was also a Prophet (PBUH). Due to Jesus (PBUH) Jerusalem and Bethlehem are holiest cities for Christians too. As far as Muslims’ concerned their lull is mere a yarn or fairy tale, Night Journey or the ‘Isra Al Mirage’ of the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) is related to his migration from Mecca to Medina nothing concerned with Jerusalem.
There is rhetoric and there is a reality, obdurate Muslim educators have never officially revel the truth about the Israeli people and the real history and what Jerusalem means to Jewish nation. They are spoiling their generations by distorted history about the Jews and Jerusalem that it was a Muslim holy city simply because Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) dreamt one night that he went to the farthest mosque but he never meant it Jerusalem. According the history there was not any mosque situated at the time of Prophet Mohammed (PBUH), and where it is mentioned in the Quran about any such ridiculously implausible journey to Jerusalem; on the contrary it is mentioned hundreds of times in the Bible as the heart and soul of the Jewish people. Frantic Muslims loosed all moral compass and never respect Jews’ religion or their holy city and always claimed them as Muslim land. Muslim conquerors convert Jewish Temple Mount 100 years after the Prophet Mohammed’s demised. Muslim conquerors built the mosque right on top of it. I winced at the thought; just imagine if Jews or Christians built a church or synagogue on the place of Kaaba in Mecca, how Muslims would feel.
If Muslims feel love, respect, attraction and affection for these holy cities or holy Israel due to Israeli Prophets, Jesus or due to any reason, I do not think Jews or Christians have any objection or there is any reason of brawl in it! Complications start when Muslims claim their only sole jurisdiction on these cities and want to evict real heir-apparent. According to my interpretation and as per Quranic verses, Jews have unconditional and fundamental right to dwell as a nation in their own land which God gave to the progeny of Prophet Jacob (PBUH), a grandson of Prophet Abraham (PBUH). I am quoting few verses of the Holy Quran, testifying the giving of a land known as ‘ISRAEL’ by the God himself to the Jews:
1. And We caused the people who were considered weak to inherit the eastern parts of the land and the western parts thereof, which We blessed. And the gracious word of thy Lord was fulfilled for the children of Israel because they were steadfast; and We destroyed all that Pharaoh and his people had built and all that they had erected. [Al-A`raf:138]
2. And after him We said to the children of Israel, ‘Dwell ye in the land; and when the time of the promise of the latter days comes, We shall bring you together out of various peoples.’ [Bani Isra'il:105]
3. And We assigned to the children of Israel an excellent abode, and We provided them with good things, and they differed not until there came to them the knowledge. Surely, thy Lord will judge between them on the Day of Resurrection concerning that in which they differed. [Yunus:94]
4. And We saved him (Prophet Abraham PBUH) and Lot (PBUH) and brought them to the land which We blessed for the peoples. [Al-Anbiya:72] And We bestowed upon him Isaac (PBUH), and as a grandson, Jacob (PBUH), and We made all of them righteous. [Al-Anbiya:73]
Another point is also very clear from the Holy Quran that only God the cognizance, has the authority and ascendancy of animadversion or to ask regarding deeds of human being, not any other human being, and the God shall ask on the day of Resurrection not while we are all in examination on this planet. Suppose even Jews are wrong, sinful and at fault, then who gave any such authority to Muslims to castigate and censure Jews and hold them accountable? Apart of that, all wrong doings and sins which Muslims append and attribute with the Jews, in fact they and their holy ancestors are also tainted the same, since centuries. Hence morally Muslims are not in such position to animadvert Jews (an evil in which most people indulge). Jews are really so bad and evil then why God helped them and let them survived all over their history?
I am not the enemy of Arabs or non-Arab Muslims, but I also having soft corner as a human being for the Jews as well. I am speaking according my conscience; I respect and acknowledge Jewish’s right to live in peace in their teeny inherited homeland, Israel. I can realize and understand intensity of Muslims’ rage very well, it’s taboo to love or feel soft corner or wishing well for the Jews in Muslims’ aberrant doctrine. Even their beliefs have deprived them loving all of humanity as equals, resulting in self-imposed isolation and non-integration with other nations. This isolation and their so-called jihad against infidels has become increasingly difficult for themselves first, consequently they are irritated and cornered. Around the world mortified Muslims, unable to relate to the rest of the world are trying desperately to reform Islam’s image and deny the undeniable by patching. One hand they insist that Islam is a religion of peace;
on the other hand, hell-bent on conquering the world by force in the charade of Islam.
Muslims’ outlook about human life is absolutely pessimistic, describing it as meaningless, even laughing and giggling is objectionable and prohibited in their doctrine as being improper and that God do not like to laugh or chortle; with believe that Muslim’s life on this planet not created for happiness, everlasting happiness and pleasures will be only after dying in the paradise. Their rejection of life is not simply result of coincidence, since they do not feel any worth of life, then they must concurred death. This is the brief philosophy of behind so-called jihad. The result of this ideology emanate in the functioning of the Muslim’s individual personality, family life, society and in broad spectrum in the whole Muslim world, consisting 52 countries from Indonesia to the Morocco.
This ideology is by product of their Sharia books, you will find that the most excruciating and humiliating, atrocious corporal punishments, officially never approved in any civilized society on this planet, are highly appreciated in their dogma. Only a society and religion which promote and demands war and terror can promote such savageness. Muslims, dictated by Sharia, are deceived by such pretensions, hypocrisy and double life consequently they find it hard to be honest. Thereupon due to this dilemma entire Muslim world turned in dysfunctional society, and if any one point out their flaw or caviled on their mistake that treat Jews and others as human beings and not attribute them as enemies to conquer, they do not delay to label him “APOSTATE,” with death certificate.
My some ex-friends used to ask me: “They can understand that I am no more Muslim, but even being an apostate how can you support the Jews and the state of Israel?” Without consternation, I never take such questions seriously because I am very well aware Muslims’ mindset. Loving, accepting and feeling good about Jews is unthinkable and an act of treason to Islam itself. Muslims’ believe that Jews are the descendants of apes, pigs and they are enemy of the God forever, still use the same medieval dynamics. I have never heard from a single Muslim preacher to preach love for Jews and accept their human rights as Muslims’.
Any how, I am not concerned and bothered with Muslims’ believes, if they want to stay in schizophrenia in their envenomed lunatic asylums, be my guest! But my contention is that why they want to impose and foist such inferred life style on the Jews and rest of the world? Let them to live and enjoy their life right here on the earth which is also according the Quran as well.
Any one who has even basic understanding of Muslim’s faith and culture should aware their hostile rhetoric and tenets about Jews. Each Islamic country has separated multiple religious hierarchies, and none is intent or destined to acknowledge the leadership of any other. From medieval epoch to recent Mullahs, leading religious scholars, officials, Sheikhs all indulged in competition for just authority and power and not agree on any point on the name of Islam; even sighting of moon is a cause of contention in Muslims’ world. But I should praised and do applaud that at least they are united against the tiny state of Israel.
Despite vehement animosity among Shias and Sunnis, the two dominant factions of the Muslims, extremely vexatious relations, but their doctrine about the Israel is exactly the same; then I am not astonished when come to know about Iranian president Ahmadinejad’s repeated anti Israel views as he described, “Israel should wiped off the map,” that is the reason I am coerced to admit, Muslims are still not civilized.
The Arab Israel conflict is like a hot cake product in Muslim world as animosity is their religious duty against the Jews; I’ve experienced this trend personally. Being as a Muslim you are expected and qualified to hate and prejudice with the Jews and the state of Israel and if you are not then you are an apostate, atheist and heterodox. Moderate, liberal and free-thinking are the rear minorities in the Muslim world.
I support the right of the Jewish people to live in their own ancient homeland. And expect from every pious human being should favor of recognizing the right of Israel to exist. I feel that Israel is vital for the stability of this planet. I do praise and applaud the strength of the Jewish spirit that refused to surrender despite the thousand of years of barbaric treatment with them around the world. I am fully convinced that God created this earth and this world is incomplete without Jews and I would not hesitate to condemn to those who portray the Israelis as rapscallion, scoundrel or villains.
I not find any reason to condemn Israel, the only Middle Eastern state which surrendered by hostile Arab countries, with real democracy, regardless of religion or race extends equal rights to all her citizens. Muslims are also enjoying same rights in Israel as Jews; on the contrary non-Arab Muslims are ill treated, pariah and discriminated in any other Arab Muslim country including Saudi Arabia and oil rich Gulf States in the Middle East. Oil rich Muslim Gulf States of the Middle East are in fact police states, discrimination among human beings is their fundamental policy in every aspect of the society; openly racial bigotry, discreteness and injustice in jobs, medical services, government and private offices every where you will experience the same even in mosques. Arabs usually not feel comfortable and complacent to see a non Arab Muslim sitting in first row next to them for prayers.
Encroachment, transgression and discreteness are up to this extent that water and electric utility bills are different for different people in one country under one government. A continuum starts with minor transgressions and extended up to series criminal activities and violation of human rights in the all Muslim societies, and what a impudence that they really think and boosted, claimant that they are the only harbingers of human rights, manners and equality!
Despite the topsy-turvy situation of the Middle East, I strongly recommend and advise to the Israel and the Jews according to Psalm 122:6, “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem! May they prosper who love you [the Holy City]” Israel should seek peace, harmony and restrained despite provocative situation and offer respect for Arab neighbors regardless of their stubborn and uncompromised attitude.
Being as a sincere and real Muslim I really feel shame how Muslims has treated the Jews. I can simply admonish to Muslims to seek redemption and take pleasure of forgiveness and extend their hands for reconciliation and peace towards all human being including the Jewish.
Dear reader, I have written all above after in-depth study of Muslims’ history, Holy Quran and my personal 26 years long experience in the Arab world and to be honest, according to my conscience. I wish I could spend rest of my life in Jerusalem!
God Bless on Israel, Amen!
Nasir Ali, islamvs.blogspot.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Egyptian Dissident, Released from Prison, Begins Peacebuilding Mission to Israel Organized by UN Watch
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
One FB friend I made[...] is from Saudi Arabia and is now residing in some Western country. I asked if I could interview him on the radio:
-Why do you like Israel, even though you were raised from childhood to hate Israel?
"I know I was raised to hate jews and isreal as been tought all my life that jews are not normal people they like to kill and these are supported by fake videos of arabic media. but I started to to talk to jews over the internet just to see, and guess what?! they are normal people and lovely people they listen to me they respected me more than anybody else..."
- Read the full article on http://www.israelnationalnews.com
Sunday, August 5, 2012
Recently, a Pakistani religious leader, Pirzada Muhammad Raza Saqib Mustafai, said: "When the Jews are wiped out ... the sun of peace [will] begin to rise on the entire world." The same preaching is routinely done not only by clerics, but by politicians -- in Iran, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and elsewhere. This is not just Ahmedinijad; it is at the heart of Islamic theology that world peace will be established only when all the Jews are wiped from the earth.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Monday, April 4, 2011
Saturday, April 17, 2010
I was so suprised to read some of the Emails from Muslims on your Blog.
I read a lot from the Jewish side and then the ones from Muslims and Arabs. I would have at first thought that there would be nothing but insults and death threats, however I was touched and moved by some of the support that we have from the "other" side.
Can I just say firstly that I think what you are doing is courageous and wonderful. Furthermore I would like to use this forum to Hold out my hand in Friendship and love to those in the Muslim world who dont hate me just for being born a Jew.
We are all sharing this World together, we share the same History the same Root, From Abraham (Ibrahim) and we all worship the One G-d. The rest is just indoctrination and propaganda.
I pray for Peace and the end to Death and war.
Friday, April 16, 2010
Salam to you,
With all of our pride in your father we pray that Allah will bless him with entering paradise, which is the wish of every person after this short prideful meaningless life. I want to ask you, has your father become your enemy after his death? We in the city of Gaza take pride in your father and I live on a street by the name of Shahid Moustafa Hafez which also has a school by the name of Shahid Moustafa Hafez. We never forgot his sacrifice, so how could you become an enemy to the tortured Palestinian people who are still suffering at the hands of Arab Zionists? I ask Allah to give you health and strength.
Awaiting your response and thank you in advance.
Here is my response:
Dear Gaza resident,
Your email touched me as sincere even though your accusations are wrong. I am not the enemy of Arabs and I assure you that I love my original culture and people. What makes me different is that I do not only love Arabs, but I also love the Jewish people. I am speaking my conscience. I respect their right to live in peace in their tiny homeland, Israel. I understand how that could be puzzling and unbelievable to many Arabs, to love both Jews and Arabs.
We Arabs have suffered from an unnatural and consistent indoctrination into Islamic supremacy and Jew hatred for over 1400 years. Thus it has become unfathomable to the Arab mind to comprehend loving both Arabs and Jews and wishing both well. Our culture has deprived us for many centuries from loving all of humanity as equals, through intense religious indoctrination resulting in self-imposed isolation and non-integration with other cultures. This isolation and jihad against non-Muslims has become increasingly difficult to maintain. Muslims everywhere are trying desperately to save face, reform Islam’s image and deny the undeniable. But they also want to have their cake and eat it too. While they are telling the world Islam is a religion of peace, they still want to continue with the jihad against non-Muslim countries. While one leader says, let’s kill all the Jews and take over Rome, another says to Western media that Islam is a religion of peace and we are deeply offended by the anti-Islam rhetoric. To play his sick game, Muslim culture must live a dysfunctional double life where everyone is deceived, including Muslims.
Thus to do the kind of jihad that Bin Laden, Ahmadinejad, Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood, Assad, Nasser, Saudi jihadists etc, do and which is dictated by Sharia, Muslims find it hard to be honest. Thus, Muslims must claim victimhood in order to justify jihad. The entire Muslim world is using your people, the Arabs of the West Bank and Gaza, to justify their jihad against not only Israel, but also all non-Muslim countries. That includes Iran, which supports Hamas and Hezbollah.
Your people in Gaza should have realized this game a long time ago, but you refuse to see and be open about who is your true oppressor. Arab and Muslim media is using and abusing your people in order to justify their Islamic jihad around the world. That is why they never want to resolve your problem and want you to suffer and live in constant terror against Israel.
Under Islamic law, non-Muslim countries are never equal to Muslim countries and actually their sovereignty as a non-Muslim nation must always be challenged by Islamic jihad. Islamic law codified jihad as a permanent war with non-Muslims to establish the religion. Muslims thus have to use Taquiyya, lies, to legitimize their aggression on Israel and the West. That is why Muslim countries can never abandon the constant hate propaganda, lies and misinformation about Israel and the West. If that ends, their jihad ends. The UN must be constantly bombarded by complaints from Arab countries against Israel. The Arab street must be constantly bombarded with ridiculous accusations and Zionist conspiracies. Lately on Syrian TV a Syrian intellectual accused Israel of stealing human organs in Haiti while they were helping them after the earthquake. This is not something new; it started in the 7th century, when the prophet Mohammed accused the Jews of treason to justify killing and expelling them and taking over their wealth. To explain this away, he stated that Jews are worthy of this treatment since they are the descendants of apes pigs and enemies of Allah. Muslims still use the same dynamic and the world still falls for it every time.
The Arab mind was trained to never venture outside of the box of Islamic superiority, and that prevented us from treating the rest of humanity as equals. It is alien to Muslim preachers today to preach love to all of humanity and wishing non-Muslims the same human rights as Muslims. I have never heard that from a Muslim preacher. Only after 9/11 and in the West today, do we see some Muslim preachers trying to preach some Western values and engage in interfaith dialogue, in order to rehabilitate the image of Islam in the West and attract more converts.
I often get mail from secular Muslims who ask me: I can understand that you chose to leave Islam, but how can you support the Jews? I get mail like this because, in the Muslim mindset, loving, accepting and feeling good about Jews or Christians and thinking of them as equals, is unthinkable and an act of treason to Islam itself and even worse. It is as though the whole religion of Islam is dedicated to hating and killing Jews.
After centuries of this kind of education, the Muslim world produced a dysfunctional society, unable to relate to the rest of the world. While wanting to convince the world they are a religion of peace, do not be afraid of Islam, they are still hell-bent on conquering the world for Islam. That is Islam’s dilemma today.
What I, and a few others, are trying to do is to bring the truth to both Muslims and non-Muslims to finally face this sick game. We want to encourage Arabs to look at Jews and others as human beings and not as enemies to conquer. What kind of God will tell his followers to kill more than half of humanity if they don’t submit to Islam? The Muslim world today is a disaster waiting to happen. Ahmadinejad, who is not an Arab, wants to continue the Islamic jihad against Jews by destroying Israel. I have news to especially the Left in Europe and America: Islamic jihad will not end with Israel; you will be next.
To my email writer: in your letter to me, I have noticed that your outlook on life is pessimistic describing it as short and meaningless pride. Your views are prevalent in Muslim culture and I have heard it thousands of times when I lived in the Middle East. I remember even when we laughed and giggled as young girls, we were immediately silenced as being improper and that Allah somehow does not like us to laughing for no reason or in public. Even a heartfelt laugh to a Muslim was not going to get you friends, but critics. Your message to me and to Muslims is that life on earth will not get us happiness and the only escape from such misery is the everlasting happiness in the pleasures of Allah’s paradise after dying in jihad. But why take the Jews with us? They want to live and enjoy life and to make the earth, right here, a better place.
Our rejection of life is not a coincidence: since jihad does not value life, then it must value death. The first casualty of the jihad principle is peace and that is why I never learned peace as a value in Gaza. I have never heard a peaceful song in Arabic. To think of peace with the Jews is equal to treason to Islam. Rejection of peace has detrimental consequences to the healthy functioning of the Arab personality, family, society and the whole region. It is not a coincidence that Saudis reject under the law any celebration of Valentine’s Day, reject celebrating love between a man and a woman, teaching peace and compassion to their children towards the others. Just look at our Islamic law books and see the most cruel and unusual punishments ever created in any culture on earth. Only a culture that demands war and terror can promote such cruelty.
As to your question about hating my father, again I want to assure you that I adore and respect my father more than all of the people of Gaza. Actually I love him and wish him heaven not because he killed Jews, but because he was a good human being who was respected by many including the Israeli soldiers who killed him. He was known even to Israel as a cut above his peers and had integrity and honor. My father was the victim of the blood-thirsty culture of death all around him. He is one of the many thousands and even millions of victims of the jihad ideology, practiced over the last 1400 years.
Dear Gaza resident, yes, I cannot blame the Jewish people, or the government of Israel, for what you call the ‘misery’ of the Palestinians. I can only blame Arab and Islamic culture which used and abused you and which you allowed. I believe that this is an Arab self-inflicted crisis that has nothing to do with Israel.
Arab education has never told us the truth about the Israeli people and the story from their side and what Jerusalem means to them. We were told that Jerusalem was a Muslim city simply because Mohammed dreamt one night that he went to the farthest mosque but he never mentioned Jerusalem. The Koran never mentioned Jerusalem, which is mentioned hundreds of times in the Bible as the heart and soul of the Jewish people. We as Muslims never respected other religions holy cites and always claimed them to Islam; even Spain and India are being claimed as Muslim land. It was the tradition of Muslim conquerors to convert churches and temples to mosques and that is exactly what happened to the Jewish Temple Mount when 100 years after the prophet Mohammed died, Muslim conquerors built the mosque right on top of it. Just imagine if Jews or Christians had built a temple on top of the Kaaba in Mecca. This is how Islam has treated the Jews. It is time for Muslims to seek redemption and forgiveness and to extend the hand of reconciliation and peace to the Jewish people.
Author: Cruel and Usual Punishment; the terrifying global implications of Islamic law.
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
After the incident at Princeton University, I decided to buy and read your book “Now, They Call Me Infidel” to find out just what was so “offensive” that the Muslim student body didn’t want to hear. Apparently, Princeton University doesn’t want to risk offending its Muslim students but doesn’t mind offending visiting Christian speakers; something they should be deeply ashamed of!In any case, I found your book extremely informative along with giving insight into what living in an Islamic society is really like, not what we are told. The book also carries with it a very powerful message; namely your journey from hate and jihad into love and compassion. Most of the facts that you stated in your book, I have verified by many other sources so I know that they are absolutely correct.I quite agree with your conclusion that Islam must be reformed by moderate Muslims if Islam is to become a respectable and acceptable religion here in America and elsewhere. As you stated, it must: (1) renounce and condemn terrorism in any form officially and publicaly either through a “fatwa” or some other means, (2) the penalty of death for apostasy as stated in both the Koran (I have read this also) and Sharia law must be removed. I know of no other religion that officially prescribes such a harsh judgment merely for leaving it.However, my biggest concern is the proliferation of mosques in our country apparently bankrolled by Saudi Arabia. Since westerners are not allowed into any of these mosques (assuming that we understood Arabic which most of us don’t), we have no way of knowing what messages are being given to each local Muslim population; are they of peace and reconciliation or are they merely a repeat of messages of hate and jihad that you experienced in Egypt? Your experience in California strongly suggests the latter and, if so, this is a very scary prospect and will have serious repercussions for us as a country somewhere down the road unless something is done about it.In any event, both my wife and I wish you well in your efforts to educate the rest of us as to the nature of both “Islam” and “Radical Islam” and the important difference between the two. May God Bless you, your family and your work.
Hopewell, New Jersey USA