Tuesday, February 28, 2006

God did this....

In an interview with a leading english daily newspaper, Qazi Husain Ahmad, the leader of Jamat e Islami, the right wing religious party has stated that whatever happened in Lahore and Peshawar due to rioting due to publishing of blasphemous cartoons.. was the will of God. He made the comment to a question that whether the rioters were justified in burning cars, motorcycles, vandalizing property, ransacking everything.

Yeah! tell this to the poor guy who had his motorbike burnt and Qazi sahib you'll have a boot somewhere! Qazi sahib let me quote something as well...
[42:40] And those who, when an oppressive wrong is inflicted on them, help and defend themselves
[42:41] The recompense for an injury is an injury equal thereto. but if a person forgives and makes reconciliation, his reward is due from Allah: for (Allah) loveth not those who do wrong
[42:42] The blame is only against those who oppress men and wrong-doing and insolently transgress beyond bounds through the land, defying right and justice: for such there will be a penalty grievous
[42:43] But indeed if any show patience and forgive, that would truly be an exercise of courageous will and resolution in the conduct of affairs
Uh oh Qazi sahib. Problem here. God is telling us to show patience and not be aggressors. Although He does what He knows best, He is also advising us something. After all...
[42:30] Whatever misfortune happens to you, is because on the things your hands have wrought, and for many (of them) He grants forgiveness
So do good deeds and get your reward! Simple
[19:76] GOD augments the guidance of those who choose to be guided. For the good deeds are eternally rewarded by your Lord, and bring far better
May I ask what did people of Pakistan had done wrong that such measures were taken against them? did they publish the cartoons? why ruin your own country and have fellow human beings killed for no reason?
[7:199] You shall resort to pardon, advocate tolerance, and disregard the ignorant.

But do you really care?

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Cartoon Controversy Aftermath

On 14th Feb, protesting crowd burnt 70 motorcycles, 10 cars, 4 ambulances, a fire brigade, buildings, offices. Two people died.

What the hell is wrong with us? Is this the image of "Islam is a religion of tolerance and peace"? People are being killed and property being damaged in the name of Prophet? How on earth can one do that in the name of Prophet?

Publishing derogatory cartoon was offensive. Burning cars and vandalizing is repulsive. Do we have sense? If this were a conspiracy.. I suppose the object was achieved when we showed how uncivilized we muslims are. All the moral high ground that we had gained has been lost by these stupid acts.


Friday, February 10, 2006

Cartoon Controversy

"Are Muslims justified in staging worldwide protests over cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad? "

Asks the West. I want to ask this. How many times have you seen Muslims ridiculing Jesus or Moses? any cartoons published by any muslim? in last century? in history?

see... we Muslims are very particular when it comes to respecting the Prophets. We believe that they had been given a status worthy enough of being respected by us. I understand that the muslim reaction of burning cars and building is not justified but the arguments coming out from the West are atrocious to say the least. One commentator I heard on CNN was saying that since they (majority of muslims) are poor and uneducated, they dont have anything to do so they are doing such act. ?? You (west) don't get it do you?

Spill a word against jews and you are branded anti-semitic. In Germany, law actually prohibits you to cast doubts on holocaust. Every society has its taboos that have to be looked in to when making opinion about them. And when Muslims cry foul, they are told that they are irrational people who cannot take criticism. How awful can you get?

If the west wants to criticise what goes on in the Muslim world, please do so (now don't get me started over west's corruption in maintaining puppet governments in muslims countries). We dont mind criticism but at least show some respect for the people that we respect. Freedom of speech does not mean freedom to misbehave or offend people. Journalism with responsibility is what is required. grow up! and stop telling us that you are always right and we are wrong!