An Open Letter to Extremist Muslims: Texas Attack is an Attack on Islamic Values Also!

An Open Letter to Extremist Muslims: Texas Attack is an Attack on Islamic Values Also! May 6, 2015

Dear Extremist Muslims,

What happened in Texas a few days back was not only an attack on American values, it was also an attack on Islamic values. You see, they do not have to be mutually exclusive. Freedom of speech is, after all, a central tenet of the Quran. “Be patient over what they say”, the Quran says, “and depart from them graciously.” (Quran, 73:10) Or, “Whenever they (believers) hear vain talk of ridicule, they withdraw from it decently and say, ‘“To us our deeds and to you yours; Peace be upon you, we do not seek to join the ignorant.” (Quran, 28:55)

Also Read: Punishment for Blasphemy is not Quranic

But, you are not one to listen.  Instead, you maintain that the shootings in Texas were “Tit for tat justice”. That violence is surely to be expected when mocking a faith many held dear by many. And therein lies the painful irony you miss, partly because you’re brainwashed by Mullahs not to think for yourselves, and party because you’re woefully ignorant about the Quran.

So, consider this: Prophet Muhammad, the man we Muslims so admire and respect, was nothing short of a blasphemer in the eyes of the Quraysh. Like other messengers, he was a radical reformer, one who spoke passionately against the way of life of Quraysh. Surely, that was a direct attack on their “religious sentiments” and oppressive ways. So, what did they do? They persecuted him and his followers.

You tell me, were they right in doing so?

On the one hand, you despise them for persecuting the Prophet, but on the other, you too wish to persecute those who criticize your faith. Do you not reflect at these double-standards at all? How can you be so blind? How can you be so oblivious to realize that you are nothing but a contemporary embodiment of Quraysh’s line of thought?  The hypocrisy is astounding!

So, ask yourself this: who are you really defending? The prophet who was persecuted for expressing opinions which were against the status quo or the status quo itself?  By behaving like Quraysh, you are not “defending” the honor of Prophet Muhammad. If anything, you are defending his persecutors!

If you believe that Prophet Muhammad should not have been persecuted by the Quraysh, you should also allow the same luxury (of freedom of speech) to everyone else. You cannot, however much you may want it, have it both ways. Truth, after all, is consistent; is it not?

Pamella Geller, the organizer of the event, is a known bigot and Islamophobe who misuses freedom of speech to advance her agenda. But, how to respond to her anti-Muslim campaign? “And not equal are good and bad deeds. Hence, repel evil with good!” the Quran says (41:34). So, the only constructive and effective way to respond to her provocative speech is by breaking the very stereotypes she propagates of Muslims!

Unfortunately, by reacting violently and supporting such gruesome acts, you validate the very stereotypes she propagates of Muslims. Your actions, if you only realize, hurt us Muslims the most. Far from doing “God’s work”, you are actually doing Pamella’s work for her, and in your woeful ignorance, you don’t even realize it!

You just don’t get it, do you?



A concerned Muslim

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