Islamophobia-Opposing points of view
Original article at: http://www.faithfreedom.org/oped/sina40622.htm
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
The following message was emailed to me by Mr. Iftikhar Ahmad the director of London School of Islamics. My response is in continuation.
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Islamophobia and Arabophobia has been part of western culture since the Crusades, with Saddam and Osama only the latest in a long line of Arab bogeymen. The real reason for the current spate of Islamophobia is the fact that Islam has been the fastest growing religion in the world and as such poses a threat to the West. This is happening inspite of widespread misconceptions and negative media portrayed of Islam.
Prejudice against Islam in the West developed due to
historic rivalry of Christianity against Islam. The defeat of Christians by the
Muslims in Crusades was a big shock for the Christian world. These deep wounds
are still so fresh in the Christian world today that the parents, media,
politicians and teachers feel it a duty to nurture the feelings of prejudice
against Islam in the hearts and minds of their young generations. According to
Jews and Christian scholars, the so called Western Orientals
have always tried to mispresent Islam in their writings. They have always tried
to spread baseless lies against Islam in a very authentic and scholarly style,
hiding their deep rooted hatred against Islam. They have called all efforts to
restore pure Islam in Muslim countries as “fundamentalist movements” against
modern-day material progress and economic development. Lacy O’Leary in the book
“Islam at the cross road”: “history makes it clear however, that the legend of
fanatical Muslims sweeping through the world and forcing Islam at the point of
the sword upon conquered races is one of the most fantastically absurd myth
that historians have ever repeated.” Even Gandhi refuted the false propaganda,
otherwise, one could not find even a single Hindu or non-Muslim in the Indian
sub-continent and on top of that Sikhism could not dare to emerge as a
Mr. Denis MacShane, the Minister for
Through out the modern history, Muslims have contributed for the Renaissance of Western culture and society. Islamic values are not only compatible with the western values they are almost identical. Islamic ideas helped shape the European West that produced the values cherished by the constitution’s framers. Western culture is infact based on Muslim culture. The aim of education is to give the highest possible standard in order to advance spiritually, emotionally, technologically and economically. The early Muslim knew this and they were instrumental in giving the west much of the scientific knowledge that has once helped it to thrive.
Bernard Shah once said that the future religion of the West
would be Islam and only Islam. Islamophobia is guiding Westerners towards that
end. They study with open mind the Holy Quran and Islamic literature and
poetry. Islam is a force fighting Imperialism. Read the greatest book of
revolution: The Holy Quran. Meet the greatest revolutionary of all times:
Muhammad (peace be upon him). In
by Ali Sina
Dear Mr. Iftikhar Ahmad
I am afraid you are completely out of touch with reality. First of all Islam is not the world’s fastest growing religion. Yes Muslims do procreate faster but this is the nature of all poor and uneducated people. Secondly there are more Muslims leaving Islam than any other religion losing their followers. Please wake up and smell the coffee.
Now the real reason for Islamophobia is because many Muslims are active terrorists. They kill people. Aren’t you watching the news?
Then we have people like you who brazenly deny the real cause of Islamophobia and accuse the terrorized people of paranoia and misunderstanding, hence adding more insults to the injury and give more reasons for people to fear Islam and consider it the religion of a people incapable of rational thought.
Islam does not pose any threat for being, as you put it, “the fastest growing religion”. It is not the fastest growing religion! And even if it were no one would give a damn, just as no one gives a damn about the growth of Falun Gong, which by having over 100 million fresh converts in just 10 years is actually the world’s fastest growing religion. The fear of Islam does not come from its alleged and bogus fast rate of growth but from your terrorist brethren, your holy book of terror and your barefaced denials.
You accuse Westerners of being prejudiced against Islam and being rancorous over the defeat of the crusaders. It is this absurd and mindless thinking that is frightening. What prejudice are you talking about when Muslims can run for political office in “Christian” countries and they enjoy all the benefits that other citizens have? Compare that to the plight of Christians and other minorities in Islamic countries. What rights do they have? ...None!
You talk about the loss of crusaders? Sir, the “Christians” have won! They won a long time ago. The very fact that you have left your poor and Islam-devastated country and have come to their doors to seek a better life is proof enough that they have won. What have the Muslims won? Are they technologically more advanced? Are they better educated? Are they more democratic? Is the index of crime lower in Islamic countries? Are they happier? What can you show forth as the proof that you have won? “Historic rivalry of Christianity against Islam”?... Methinks your mind has been left behind in the Middle Ages. Sir, people are afraid of Islam because your fellow coreligionists are killing them, not because of what happened centuries ago. Most of them do not even know what happened in crusades. Some of them are so deluded that even have issued apologies for the crusades. You are talking nonsense. … “Crusades” eh?... “Historic rivalry of Christianity against Islam”? You are so depressingly funny!
Mr. Iftikhar Ahmad, for your information, people in the West do not care anymore about Christianity, crusades and what happened 900 or even 400 years ago. Unlike Muslims who are stuck in the past, they are living in the 21st century and they have their own concerns. It is not just the Europeans who are becoming "Islamophobic". The Koreans, the Japanese and nations that had nothing to do with crusades are also starting to fear Islam and the Muslims. There are many who were born into Islam and now are afraid of Islam. We are all afraid of Islam because Islam is a religion of terror. This is not phobia. The fear is very real and justifiable. Muhammad promised to “instill terror in the hearts of the unbelievers”. (Quran 8:12) Your prophet has succeeded. Now the world fears Islam. Your unwillingness to accept responsibility and the fact that you blame the victims of paranoia makes Islam look even more hideous. Your refusal to see the truth is a living testament that Islam is an insanity that, if not contained, will blow up the world.
You accuse Jewish and Christian scholars of misrepresenting Islam. I am neither Jewish nor Christian. Yet I declare that they are not misrepresenting Islam. I read the Quran, the Hadith and enough of the history of Islam to know Islam is not a religion but a dangerous cult, created by a controlling and sadistic cult leader.
You claim: “forcing Islam at the point of the sword upon
conquered races is one of the most fantastically absurd myths that historians
have ever repeated.” And you call those who say such thing liars. Tell me which
version of history you read? Is Tabari good enough? How did Islam came to
Ironically, you are calling upon non-Muslims not to be prejudiced against Muslims but at the same time you threaten that the “Hardening prejudice against Islam is creating a dis-affected underclass of young Muslim ‘time-bombs’ likely to explode into violence”. With that kind of statement do you really expect people to believe Islam is a religion of peace? So basically what you say is that people must agree that Islam is a religion of peace otherwise there will be violence! What is deplorable in all this is that you think your readers are stupid.
You expressed your concern for Muslims losing their foothold
You are demanding westerners use the phrase “Judeo-Christian-Islamic” when they refer to their civilization. Shouldn’t you first go back to your own country of birth and demand that the Jews and Christians be recognized as humans before making such an outlandish demand? You have come to the West and despise everything the western civilization stands for. All you dream of is to destroy it and establish your Islamic intolerant way of life. And now you have the temerity to demand that Islam be recognized as a contributor to this civilization? What has been the contribution of Islam to western civilization?
You claim that “Islamic values are not only compatible with the western values they are almost identical.” Do the Westerners practice polygamy, wife-beating, stoning, hand-chopping, flogging, beheading, clitoridectomy or honor-killing? What is it that you find identical between western civilization and Islamic barbarity? Is democracy an Islamic value adopted by the Westerners? Is the Universal Declaration of Human Rights an Islamic concept?
You say “Western culture is in fact based on Muslim culture”. Sir, Islam does not have a culture. What you mistake as Islamic culture is the culture of the civilized countries that Islam subdued. That culture is destroyed now. Is there any reference to Algebra, Chemistry, Astronomy, architecture, Medicine or philosophy in the Quran? Does Islam encourage poetry, sculpture, painting, dance or music? These are the foundations of any culture and Islam has nothing to do with them. Many of the exponents of these sciences and arts in Islamic countries were apostates. Terrorism however, is very Islamic. The Quran is full of verses that advocate murder, decapitation, genocide and terror. So you can say "Islamic terrorism" but you can't say "Islamic culture".
Finally you said one thing that I wholeheartedly agree with and that is “read the Quran”. I did, and I left Islam after that. I urge everyone to read that book, as you said, with an open mind. No one can write a book more damaging to Islam than the Quran. All we need to discredit Islam is to quote the Quran and the Hadith.
In the interests of humanity, I urge both Muslims and non-Muslims to read the Quran so that they can discover for themselves the stupidity of this book and feel its violence. Then I ask everyone not to remain indifferent. Muslims; please leave Islam. If you don’t like what you see, if you are not a terrorist yourself and do not support it, then leave Islam. Islam is a cult of terror. Muhammad was not a prophet. He was a terrorist and a psychopath no better than Hitler. You owe this mad man nothing. Just leave Islam and don't be a fool. Don't let the ghost of a psychopath control you with his fables or threaten you with hell and God's punishment. God will not punish you for using your brain. God does not prize fools either. That man lied. If you are truly a good person, you have no reason to call yourself a Muslim. You can’t have your cake and eat it too. Just as a member of the Nazi party can’t say he is not a racist, you can’t be innocent while you support a cult of terror such as Islam. If you are not a racist, why join the Nazi party? If you are not a terrorist why call yourself a Muslim?
If you are a non-Muslim I urge you also to read the Quran. It won’t take you long to see the violence and hate that emanates from that book. Once you come to see that Islam is not a religion but a dangerous lie, then stop being polite about it lest you hurt the Muslims' sensitivities. Be truthful! Call a spade a spade. Do not sacrifice the truth at the altars of political correctness. Muslims need to be jolted to reality. Let them feel the heat. They have been too comfortable for too long. They must end this complacency. They must be forced to go back to their “holy” book and rethink about their belief. Once they come to know the real “pure” Islam, most of them will leave this cult. Then it would be easy to see who is a terrorist. This will also weaken the terrorists. Where do you think the terrorists get their unlimited supply of new recruits? The terrorists are these very average Muslims who heed to the call of Muhammad and rise to fight the disbelievers. Q.8:65,
Islam is not a religion based on logics or reason. It is based on lies and on hypes. When the hype is busted, Islam will disappear, like puncturing a balloon with a needle.
The exodus has already begun. Everyday more and more Muslims are learning the bitter truth about Islam and are leaving it. When this number reaches a critical mass, the whole edifice of Islam will crumble under its own weight. It will happen at once and it will happen in our own lifetime. Where did communism go? What happened to Nazism? Islam will go the same way. Do not be daunted by the big number of Muslims. Most of them are our future allies in this battle of good vs. evil. Islam is like a giant edifice built on shallow foundations of lies. No matter how big it may be, it will come down at once. We are not taking it apart brick by brick, like the reformists want to do. That would take another thousand years if at all possible. We are dynamiting its foundation. We are showing Muhammad was a psychopath, a liar and a narcissist. Once that is established, there would be nothing left of Islam.
You can help by being truthful. Do not be an appeaser and do not lie so as to not hurt your Muslim friends' feelings. Damn with their feelings; let us save the world, their lives, your life and everybody else's.
And you Mr. Iftikhar Ahmad; If you call this Islamophobia, you aint seen nothing yet!
Posted by MC at 5:38 PM
Labels: Ali Sina, Iftikhar Ahmad, Islamophobia
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