Dallas, Texas – September 12, 2012
In behalf of the World Muslim Congress, a think tank and a discussion forum, Mike Ghouse condemned the killing of our Ambassador Christopher Stevens in Ben Ghazi, Libya, Mr. Ghouse said,”This is not acceptable and the criminals must be hunted down and punished”. He also said that the violence that has erupted from the trailer of the film Mohammad is abhorrent and condemned by Muslims without a reserve.
As a society we can view these incidents from two different perspectives, and consider two different solutions.
|Ambassador Christopher Stevens
Blaming Islam is the useless things to do, Islam did not authorize them do the wrong they have done. They have done it on their own. Each one of the 312 Million Americans follows the same criminals laws, 99% of us obey them, where 1% don’t. We don’t’ blame our laws for those that don’t abide by them; we blame the bad guys and incarcerate them.
The bad guys went crazy upon the trailer of the film Mohammad Did Prophet Muhammad authorize what they did? Did Quraan authorize what they did? Absolutely not, on the contrary Quraan is absolutely clear – if someone insults you, don’t carry on the conversations with them and adds, if you insult others, they will insult you.
The criminals are always good in blaming someone else, in this case Islam. We should not be gullible enough to buy their argument and start barking at religion instead of the criminals.
Quraan is absolutely clear – Killing one person is like killing the whole humanity, and saving one life is like saving the whole humanity. Neither Islam, nor Allah, nor Quraan authorized these rogues to do what they have done. We need to get them and not others. Why should a religion be responsible for your bad acts?
Quraan 5:32 “Because of that, We decreed upon the Children of Israel that whoever kills a soul unless for a soul or for corruption [done] in the land – it is as if he had slain mankind entirely. And whoever saves one – it is as if he had saved mankind entirely. And our messengers had certainly come to them with clear proofs. Then indeed many of them, [even] after that, throughout the land, were transgressors.
Prophet Muhammad had said, “if you are unjust to a fellow being, a non-Muslim, by God on the Day of Judgment, I will stand against your and stand up with the victim.” That was a strong warning that these criminals did not heed.
Quraan 5:8, “O you who have believed, be persistently standing firm for Allah , witnesses in justice, and do not let the hatred of a people prevent you from being just. Be just; that is nearer to righteousness. And fear Allah ; indeed, Allah is Acquainted with what you do. (al-Ma’edah 5:8)”
The bully in us wants to bomb and annihilate the whole country of Libya. We probably can do that, but remember two outcomes from it – i) Our violence generates more violence, and will make us vulnerable wherever we go. That is not the kind of life we want. We are a free people and must preserve our freedom through wisdom, or the destruction of others will destroy us and our economy as we are living it now.
Freedom of speech and expression is the most sacred value of civilizations, and at no cost we need to compromise on them. What the dumb men did not realize is that they are actually promoting the movie by their violence. Had they chosen to follow the guidance of Quraan, to walk away from it, none of this would have happened.
The evil things we do are not Christian, Jewish, Islamic or Hindu, they are our own mistakes, and we are responsible for it individually.
There is a pluralistic solution to every issue, indeed a cost-effective solution. I intend to offer in tonight on Hannity Show, a part of the solution was taped in Dallas offices by Bud Gillette of CBS News in for their Evening News.
URL – http://worldmuslimcongress.blogspot.com/2012/09/muslims-condemn-killing-of-ambassador.html
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