If your place of worship facilitates speakers who inculcate ill-will towards fellow beings, please speak up, it is a place to seek peace and not ill-will. Churches, Synagogues, Mosques, Temples have all inadvertently allowed such men to speak. Save sanctity of the place.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Neocon Q's to Muslims

Neocon Questions to Muslims

1) "What is your opinion of Sharia Law?"
Read: http://sharialaws.blogspot.com/2008/10/shariah-in-america.html

2) "What is your opinion of people who want to institute Sharia Law by any means necessary?"

The Neocons have scared the devil out of their followers including you to the point that they have lost all capacity to push their refresh buttons, and keep feeding on the recycled non-sense about Sharia. Sharia is not needed where there is a fair system of Justice is in place, we don't need it in the United States and Canada, neither a majority of Muslims want it. Go take the survey to find out the truth instead of listening to the Neocon Propaganda. Gosh, I wish they spend the time in finding the truth than making a business out of hating and milking the poor suckers. However there are same percentages of Muslims who want extreme models in place as the Extreme Christians rights or the extremist among Jews. All extremists are evil men; the majority of the population is moderate.

Sharia is sadly abused to the point of disfigurement. Abused by the men in charge. Our President screwed up our economy and the world community relations... are we Americans bad guys because of Bush? Heck no. The extremist who have killed doctors and nurses for running the abortion clinics, are nearly Taliban’s, aren't they? i.e., no tolerance for those who differ.

3) "Should a Muslim woman be allowed to marry a Christian man?"

Who is any one to give permission to a woman? A woman is free to marry whomever she wants. Qur'aan is a binary book, whatever applies to men applies to women, and every phrase in Qur'aan is studded with binary statements. Not allowing a woman to preach in Christianity or Judaism for centuries does not mean the Bible was wrong or the Torah was wrong, it was the doggone men; you find the same in Islam or any faith. It is the insecure men and not the religion.

4) "Should a Muslim be allowed to convert to Christianity, or Hinduism, or Buddhism, or nothing?"

Absolutely... Islam is about freewill, no one can be compelled to believe something that is not his or her faith. The Apostasy laws non-sense is not Qur'aanic, it was written for the rulers to punish for treason... just as we did that in America, we did not have tolerance for the flag burners or the traitors. It is not Qur’aanic or religious. In the last 100 years, you cannot find more deaths due to apostasy all over the world among 1.5 Billion Muslims than the number of people the state kills in Texas. Both are archaic and inhuman. Check out www.ApostasyandIslam.com

5) "What should the punishment be for drawing of cartoon of Mohammed?"

There should be no punishment for drawing the cartoon. People should do whatever they want.
However, we have public laws of decency, to prevent rapes, murders and mayhem... against Pornography and prostitution... if some one in public Square in New York or LA shouts "bomb" and scares the xhit out of public and creates a panic and deaths, he must be punished. The state monitors the laws of decency, of pornography, of nudity and of other behavior. If the Cartoons are drawn to piss off a people and create friction, it amounts to disturbing civil peace and must be punished. If not, there is no end to public indecency. In the case of Cartoons of Mohammed, it was intentional evilness to piss of the fundamental Muslims, what is the need for it? Why should civil societies permit that? Art is an expression of an artist, so are the cartoons, but this one was not an expression, it was evil intent.

6) "Is Mohammed considered the perfect human role model?"

No, he was as human as you and I are... He never claimed to be divine, he was a human like you and I and he mentioned that he will die like every one else and wanted to be buried like every one. His life was a model for living the life with human fallibilities and how to get up and be the best human you can be, despite the adversities. He faced a whole range of difficulties and accusations, as most of the humans would, and the way he handled the situations became a model for any human to follow. When he was pelted with rocks and was bleeding, his associates wanted to go and get the miscreants; instead the prophet prayed for the wellbeing of them boys and asked his associates to join him in wishing them well.

If 6 is true, then,

7) "Did Mohammed consummate his marriage with a 9 year old Aisha?"

He consummated when she was 13 – it was customary all over the world at that time. Get familiar with the World History and quit listening to the hate mongers. The kids were married off at an early age, some times at birth… but it does not mean consummated.

8) "Did Mohammed ambush, and then kill unsuspecting non-combatants, and then take their property, and their wives as sex slaves?"

Where did you get this non-sense? The recycled BS from the Neocons... read the following on Origins of Islamophobia.
http://quraan-today.blogspot.com/2008/03/islamophobia-and-quraan.html

Sharia in its simplest form is a "HOW-TO MANUAL" based on Qur’aan and the Hadith (Prophet Muhammad's sayings). It is a human effort to understand the concept of Justice enshrined in Qur'aan for living a day to day life.

The private domain of the manual is about the relationship between an individual and the creator, whereas the public domain of the Sharia law is about the relationship between the individual and the society.

The contentious issues stem from treatment of; divorce, women's rights, inheritance, theft, adultery and apostasy. Our focus is in understanding and bringing forth various opinions and thoughts to get a grasp of the system.

The core value of Islam is Justice. The violations of justice and the rule of law are found in every faith, culture and political traditions at varying degrees. No community can cast the first stone.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Bashing Muslims promotes fear

Bashing Muslims promotes fear for all

Peace is not the responsibility of any one particular group, it is the responsibility of every human being. Peace makers are those who mitigate conflicts and nurture goodwill.

Wafa Sultan, Ayaan Hirsi, Emerson and a whole range of them know how to dupe the extremists insecure Neocons and cash it big time, the more you can bash Islam, the more you get these suckers to pay them and support them. Like Millions of Americans and people the world over, these two women may have been shamefully abused by their folks, rather than blaming them individuals, they find it profitable to blame the religion.

No religion teaches one to hate - I will take the challenge from any one to prove that Qur'aan teaches violence. Check out the blog http://quraan-today.blogspot.com/

The Neocons like the three above are dangerous to the world, it is their ideas, their goading that has generated so much hate and anguish. I wish they work for peace, promote co-existence and build a better society... but then, how do they make the money?

We need to rehab all the extremists, whether they come from Muslim, Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist or any background. Any one that drills fears and messes with the peace and security of our nation must be questioned. The number of the hate mongers are proportionate to the population.

CAIR needs to make a clear unequivocal statement that their role is simply to protect the civil rights of individual Muslims in particular, but all individuals in general. Further, the ISNA, ICNA and others need to make a statement that Muslims are not here to impose Sharia or dominate in America, darn it we need to make it our daily mantra to let every one know that we are here to live our life like every American, and it is our civic and religious duty to be productive and contributing towards the well being of our nation.

Who are Neocons:
http://hatesermons.blogspot.com/2008/03/neocons.html

Origins of Islamophobia
http://quraan-today.blogspot.com/2008/03/islamophobia-and-quraan.html

Neocon Baits on Qur'aan
http://quraan-today.blogspot.com/2008/03/neocon-bait-on-quraan.html

Muslim Response to lies about Quraan.
http://mikeghouseforamerica.blogspot.com/2009/03/muslim-response-to-lies-about-quraan.html

Mike Ghouse is a Dallas based writer, blogger, speaker and a thinker. A frequent guest on talk radio and local television networks offering pluralistic perspectives on issues of the day. His comments, news analysis and columns can be found on the Websites and Blogs listed at his personal website www.MikeGhouse.net
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Bashing Muslims promotes fear for all

Hussam Ayloush • Special to The Desert Sun • March 18, 2009
In a post-Sept. 11 America, inciting Islamophobia and attempting to marginalize Muslims is a lucrative business. Extremists like Steven Emerson seek to polarize our nation and world to continue profiting from the industry of fear.

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Emerson uses methods of distortion, exaggeration and outright falsehood to demonize Muslims and urge fellow Americans to fear Islam.

He borrows terminology and tactics once employed by Nazi Germany to justify anti- Semitic hate to help create similar hatred of American Muslims in America.

In his talk, titled “The Islamic Threat,” Emerson is quoted by The Desert Sun as saying that “Islam's ‘leadership and organizational superstructure' threaten Western values” and that (radical) Muslims “want to conquer the United States. They want to conquer Europe.”

Try replacing the word “Islam” or “Muslims” with the word “Jews,” “Latinos,” “Catholics” or “blacks” in his quotes and note how repulsive and hateful those comments sound. So, why have we become de-sensitized to anti- Muslim bigotry?

Why are agenda-driven propagandists such as Emerson allowed to disregard the more than 1 billion peaceful Muslims who are hard-working, family-oriented people seeking a better life for their children? Why are the positive contributions of 6 million to 7 million American Muslims substituted with guilt by association and fear-mongering that places the local Muslim community at risk of discrimination and hate crimes?

True Islamophobe

A leading national media watch group, Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting, listed Emerson as one of the top 12 Islamophobes in America. These Islamophobes, together, “form a network that teaches Americans to see Islam in fearful terms and their Muslim neighbors as suspects,” (www.smearcasting.com).

It is no wonder Emerson attempts to marginalize American Muslims and their leading organizations and label them as terrorist-sympathizers. It is puzzling that Emerson gets to promote his bigotry, unchallenged, at the invitation of an esteemed institution such as the World Affairs Council or in the pages of The Desert Sun.

CAIR is one of the most respected Muslim advocacy organizations in America. We work closely with our nation's interfaith leaders, elected officials, media professionals and law enforcement agencies to provide them with the Muslim community's perspective on issues varying from national security to civil rights and to promote tolerance and mutual understanding.

CAIR and the Muslim community repeatedly and unequivocally condemn all forms of terrorism because Islam teaches us to value life - every life.

Emerson is entitled to free speech, including hate speech.

But residents of the desert cities deserved better than hate-mongering.

As our country and world face the challenges of polarization, extremism and terrorism, we need voices of understanding, peace and moderation from all faith communities.

Hussam Ayloush is executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Greater Los Angeles Area office. Reach him at msyeda@cair.com

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Muslim Response to Lies about Qur'aan

Muslim response to Dutch Legislator's lies about Qur'aan.

The link following this note is a Muslim response to Geert Wilders’ documentary called "Fitna", presenting Islam as a danger to his society. The article in the link is authored by Mike Ghouse* and Imam Zia Shaikh, Imam and an Islamic Scholar of the largest Mosque in Texas.

Mr. Wilders, a Dutch parliamentarian is in Washington DC to dupe a few of our Congressman and Senators. I hope they will have their staff members verify the statements he has quoted in the documentary (the link is in the link) and then check it in the Qur'aan and tell the man to come up with truth and not dupe the Americans any more.

Evil persists, because we the good people do not stop the hate mongering and some of us even fund such documentaries. I have seen a series of such documentaries this year where Islam is deliberately misrepresented with the sole purpose of frightening their insecure and cashing it. It is all about money, they are fooling you and several of us.

There was the “obsession” documentary fraught with misquotes and lies, some 2 million copies were shipped to frighten the Americans to vote the other way prior to November 4th elections. A few more documentaries were shown loaded with blatant lies, one of them was downright stupid but to the producer it had its effect, drill fear and gain favors, in that documentary, the propped up Non-Muslim French Expert on Islam was saying the dumbest things I have ever heard. I challenged the producer to pick up the phone and call any Muslim any where in the world to find it if Muslims don’t believe in the coming of Messiah.

We have a choice to know the truth, and I urge those who truly want peace and co-existence to set up a panel of conservatives, liberals and a whole bunch of moderates to review and answer the audience. Private showings to exclusive groups has an intent of evilness, if it is the truth, let it be in the open, let it be subject to questions and another point of view.

Ultimately it is not the Imam, Rabbi, Pastor, Pundit, Politician, Savior, Policy maker or the Clergy who is responsible for our pain, anguish, pangs of conscience, our actions and our bad intent; it is us who have to deal with it in our lonely moments. Men of God do not sell hate, they are about inclusion and love. We need to have true freedom to find the truth on our own.

Should we fund fear mongering or peace making? The choice is ours. I hope to wake you up and have you fund those who are working on mitigating conflicts and nurturing goodwill.

Mr. Wilders has read my piece linked below and is un-willing to retract the false statements he has made; he quoted them as if they are in Qur'aan, and they are not. His intent is not education but chaos. Wikipedia has made similar mistakes and even the prestigious University of Southern California's website has a quote ascribed to Qur'aan, even with a verse number to give the idea that it is legitimate, but that verse is not in Qur'aan either. Of course, only 1/10th of 1% of the extremists blindly believes in such statements without verifying.

Full article at: http://quraan-today.blogspot.com/2008/03/wilders-fitna-and-muslims_30.html

Mike Ghouse is a Dallas based writer, blogger, speaker and a thinker. A frequent guest on talk radio and local television networks offering pluralistic perspectives on issues of the day. His comments, news analysis and columns can be found on the Websites and Blogs listed at his personal website www.MikeGhouse.net

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