I am deeply saddened that the Florida-based Dove Outreach Center is planning to burn copies of the Qur’an on September 11. The comments left on the Washington Times website are just full of hatred and defamatory statements beyond belief. America is so intolerant of Islam and Muslims that I am ashamed to be an American.
Is this what Americans are? A people so subjective, so self-righteous that they can only satiate their appetite of hatred for another people of differing religions with the most hateful words and speech?
These people don’t really know anything about Islam other than what the media feeds them. A 30-second blip on the news and they think they know the entire history of a conflict. Some of the commentary I read sounds like terrorist threatening.
I don’t disagree that there are problems amongst the Muslims, but if you really made an effort to understand Islam you would know that Islam is a peaceful religion. The people making these threats haven’t read the Qur’an. They don’t understand the Arabic language. They sound like a bunch of backwoods uneducated rednecks ready to lynch the first Muslim they can lay their hands on.
What is more disturbing is that some of the people making these kinds of statements are educated Americans of the Christian faith who can’t get past the fact everyone doesn’t adhere to their fundamentalist beliefs.
It’s heart-wrenching to hear things like Muhammad was a used camel salesman, a pedophile, a schizophrenic, fabricator of a false religion. Muslims pray to the devil. Islam is a cult of devil worship. Islam is a terrorist death cult.
If you look throughout history, and it only takes a Google search to know that the Muslims have been the most terrorized group of people ever! And it is in fact the European west that has warred on and caused
the deaths of more people than any other civilization in the history of the world!
It really doesn’t take a genius to know these things. It only takes time to investigate the real historical facts about Muslims and the history of the west.
Read what’s on the news today. And of you have half a heart you will be saddened and disturbed by what’s written about Islam. Do yourself a favor read about what Islam really is don’t let Fox News and CNN to tell you what it is not.
One last thing — don’t let 9/11 fester as a wound that will never heal. Treat it. Treat it in your heart with a sense of understanding and if you don’t have that understanding seek it out so you can begin to heal and forgive.
We all need to heal, Americans of all faiths and those of the Islamic faith. Hatred only begets more hatred and violence only begets more violence.