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Margolis, Chicago - wrote on 11/21/2005 12:00:15 PM
Comment:To Mr. Taveli:
Wow, I feel really sorry for you. Although you admit it's wrong to blame Islam, you are blinded by your own laziness and ignorance. You've taken the easy way out as most people do by not thinking critically about the issue at hand and digging deeper. I guess that's typical of most people today who live in their own little world, satisfied with their own biases and prejudices.
Ridding the world of Islam will not solve the problems in the Middle East or elsewhere. While religion is one factor, politics, istory, human rights violations and more are also part of the situation's complexity. I guess that's too difficult for people like yourself to understand, since you are so satisfied with your prejudices, but that's the truth. And yes, the truth if often hard to swallow, but that doesn't change the fact that it's true, even if we don't like it.
Fotu Tauveli, Missouri - wrote on 7/17/2005 8:00:57 PM
Comment:..great article but typical of writers with an agenda. We try to put the blame of our actions as someone else's fault then convinced our comrades to behave. The damaged is already done before one gets to the conclusion..at least that is what I am getting from this article.
War in the middle east is nothing new and I was hoping it just stays out there instead of spreading out to other nations. I know its not fair to blame Islam but that is what I see and read about everyday. I wonder what would this world be like without it? wonderful is the only words that come to mind...is my biased deduction
Jamie, Natick, MA - wrote on 5/19/2005 5:12:58 PM
Comment:Assalaamu alaikum. This article was well researched and eloquently written. As an American born Muslim, it breaks my heart to see the country that I love and call my own turn and abuse people of my faith. Thank you for helping us to pinpoint some of the catalysts in this Hate Movement so that we know where the healing needs to begin. May Allah protect us and guide us.
SHABNAM CHAKA, LEICESTER, ENGLAND - wrote on 5/19/2005 5:38:07 AM
Comment:this is so tru, but if we want the islamophobia to decrease then we should represent islam in a positive way , we shud not act unjustly towards anyone. just by being muslims we need to set an example and show ppl what islam is really about instead of telling ppl. we shud show the world the light beauty of islam , the religion of total peace and harmony, the perfect religion free from flaws and faults, perfect in every way.
Maryam Arinola Alege, Lagos, Nigeria - wrote on 5/13/2005 6:33:52 AM
Comment:This is minding blowing and calls for sober reflection. The question that should be on every mind is"if they hate us, WHY and if we hate them, WHY" Remember Qurán 49 Verse 13 which says "O mankind! We created you from a single (pair) of a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that ye may know each other (not that ye may despise (each other). Verily the most honoured of you in the sight of Allah is (he who is) the most righteous of you. And Allah has full knowledge and is well acquainted (with all things). Ma Salaam.
Barbara, California - wrote on 5/11/2005 10:45:16 PM
Comment:All the injustices sadden me. I was watching a religious program last Sunday here in California and Pastor something or other, I forgot his name, came on blaspheming the Islam. I was shocked and very hurt and wrote the station of my indignation. True, there is no perfect society and there are extremists in all sectors. I just don't understand how people cannot have compassion and acceptance for one another--no matter what their religion, race or culture. And if anyone is going to take it upon themselves to judge another, to think twice before doing so. Here in L.A. County we have all nationalities, foods, and religions and everybody works well together. I don't know how it is in their homes. But personally, I relish the differences and am very interested in everybody elses customs and religions. Now I wonder when these extremists will start attacking other religions such as Budda, etc. But I still think that the majority of the people are good all over, and it's a shame everybody has to pay for what their ambitious politicians and extremists do--considering they have the power to sway the multitudes and that they don't pray for guidance and wisdom before they open their mouths.
Mohammad Ishiyaku, Charlottesville - wrote on 5/11/2005 2:57:09 PM
Comment:I totally agree with you Abdul Malik. Muslims have unfortunately allowed miscreants to lead. Our global noncharlant attitude towards calling people of other faith, through good neighbourliness, good conduct and care for others, irrespective of their believe, as taught and practiced by the holy prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him); to this beautiful religion brought us to this disrespectful position. Our leaders even now are busy bringing more poverty, hardship and dishonour to their own citizen. Who do you expect to listen to us when we virtually dont have any evidence of practical positivity to do good for ourselves not to talk of others that we share the world with. Let us do more in making others to appreciate Islam as a practically peaceful and progressive way of life wherever we may be. These unfortunate treatments meted to muslims in some places is transient. However, only a rapid change in the mentality of muslims about what islam is, will hasten the change of attitude to us by the rest of the world. The verse quoted from the holy Quran by Malik said it all.
sami, australia - wrote on 9/3/2004 12:38:21 AM
Comment:its a nice article
nusrat ahmed, salt lake city - wrote on 6/2/2004 12:03:22 PM
Comment:Iexperience pain in my heart about discrimination,because i choose this country to live on the basis of freedom for all,equal rights and the basis America flourished,but this picture is tarnished.But we all live on hope and survive with our strength.we also believe to do good no matter how the circumstances be hard.we should not be victoms but we have the obligation to teach and educate people about Islam.The true meaning have been losrt because of our own deeds,we never educted other people.Muslim Jamats come frome all over the World but they come and reside for few weeks go to the muslim communities to teach them read salat and Quran,the valuable time is wasted,we in America most of us try to live our lives within boundries of Islam,we do not care about their teachings because we have plenty of basic knoledge available .These Tabligi Jamats should be trained to lead the world,they should learn the language of the country they are going to,We are loosing grounds because we never were strong to face these things.We living in Pakistan were never taught arabic language to read Quran meaningfully.We followed british curriculam,and we always followed western life felt proud to speak english and feel ashamed to speak our language in our own country.The blame goes to our leaders,firast adult generation of Pakistan is not able to lead their own country.Ithink briefly this war "IS AN EYE OPENER".My opinion is that every muslim should get highiest education and be vocal so that world should know about" Islam" not Alqaida.
Maria, Australia - wrote on 5/29/2004 9:36:10 PM
Comment:Your article good, I think the MAIN thing to be realized is that we are ALL human being created by ALLAH and that the only way we can resist this prejudice against us is by being the BEST human beings possible, showing others that a TRUE Muslim is kind, pious, peaceful and friendly. It is by spreading our kindness that we can make people realize that being Muslim does not equal being a terrorist or being violent. Muslims living all over the world, my message to you is to embrace humanity and not confine yourself into becoming friends with only one particular race, religion..etc. We need to become open-minded, embrace humanity and show people what being a TRUE Muslim really MEANS.
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