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Who Question’s the Innocence of Whom?

By Fatima Chowdhry

Religions drips with blood, ironically with the blood of the innocent. And yet it is an irony that a religion which was created to promote peace has become the cause of bloodshed. Yes , in the name of freedom of speech movies like “Innocence of Muslims” which are serving to cause pain to Muslim sentiment and incite the radical elements to violence in a current political environment that does not need murder and strife in the name of God.

The movie titled “Innocence of Muslims” is nothing short of a crude anti-Islam propaganda film that has been directed by Alan Roberts who has a long record of making soft porn movies and a man named Sam Bacile who has extensive criminal background. A few minutes in the trailer of the movie it becomes evident that the sole purpose of such a movie is to depict the Holy Prophet of Islam as a philanderer and pedophile. However, this is not only a misrepresentation of facts but a very prejudiced attack on the character of a prophet who is revered and honored through the Muslim world and even among non Muslims. At this juncture, we must also remember that freedom of speech should not be carried to the extent that under this begin label of “free speech” we become subject to hate speech.

Similarly it was highly irresponsible if not disrespectful of the French Magazine Charlie Hebdo to print insulting cartoons of the Holy Prophet Muhammad. I think the simple lapse in thought and feeling is that people forget that just as Muhammad (PBUH) is dear to the Muslims, so is Christ to the Christians and Moses is to the Jews. Thus, we cannot in a civilized society go insulting the Gods and Prophets of other religions for that would be disrespect and no one wants their beloved Prophets, to be disrespected. In this case, the anti-Islam movie and publication of French Cartoons only serve to increase strife between different religious groups and incite to violence and fuel the fires of religious differences in the world. How do such actions constitute “freedom of speech” when a religious figure and Prophet is being insulted? According to the LA Times the movie “Innocence of Muslims” does not meet a free speech test. Hence, this movie does not represent free speech as it does not condone the values of the constitution of the United Sates which promotes equal rights for all religions and minorities. Unfortunately, this hatred filled movie has incited violence in attacks on U.S Embassies and led to the death of U.S Ambassador.

Unfortunately, the west’s concept of Islam and its Prophet Muhammad is already jaded and misconstrued by prejudices. It is an oversight of western historian to depict Prophet Muhammad as a militant leader or to attribute the actions of radical extremist to the religion of peace and tolerance that was sent down with Muhammad. The fact remains that Prophet Muhammad forgave even those who threw stones at him in the valley of Taii’f and when an angel from God appeared asking if these people should be punished; Muhammad asked for their forgiveness because they did not know what they were doing in their ignorance.

This is the true character of the Prophet of Islam and the religion he preached and his message was always one of peace and tolerance. The few wars that were fought in his lifetime were fought in self defense and have been misconstrued to depict the Holy Prophet as violent leader. The Holy Quran nor does the Prophet of Islam condone violence even against those who insult its Prophet and Muslims should fare well to remember this message in these times. The Ahmadiyaa Muslim Community and its worldwide leader Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmed has urged for patience and forebearance in the face of such malicious attacks on the Prophet of God. The Ahmadiyaa Muslim Community follows a religion of peace and tolerance and that the Prophet Muhammad was sent as a messenger of peace not only for Muslims, but for the entire universe. It is also important to remember that Ahamdiyaa Muslims have faced persecution and death at the hands of extremists in Pakistan and other countries yet they have never retaliated to violence with violence. Perhaps the perpetrators of such vile propaganda and the extremist Mullahs of any religion would far well to remember this.

Although propaganda movies like “Innocence of Muslims” feeds the flames of Islamophobia in the west, yet Muslim do not need to attack embassies and destroy their own countries as a reactionary measure. It is better for us to keep in mind that no community, religion, or individual has the right to insult or malign the character of a Muslim, Sikh Christian or Jew or be it any other religious community, The filmmakers who question the “Innocence of Muslims” need to ask themselves how “innocent” their intentions are and how very different are they in fact from the extremist fanatics who rage in the name of a God who does not condone such bloodshed , be it the God of Muhammad or of any other?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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33 Responses to "Who Question’s the Innocence of Whom?"

  1. Maestro96 United States Mozilla Firefox Windows says:

    The author could not have made the point any better. Tolerance is a rare a commodity in the Muslim world today.

    Enjoyed reading it.

  2. Ahmed United States Google Chrome Windows says:

    That is exactly the point that the author is making i.e a religion corrupted by its followers. And who are the masses of the Muslim world being led by ? The Mullahs who have diseased view of Islam. No other religion seems to be suffering the same curse!

  3. IAmMuslim India Safari iPad says:

    Hadrat Mirza tried to renew and revitalise our Islamic faith hijacked by people claiming ownership if Islam. The faith being practiced by the killers in the name of Islam and the looters and murderers in the name of the Prophet Mohammed (pbuh) is not Islam. The honour of the Prophet (pbuh) does not need their protection, it needs protection from them. Let us wrest Islam back from these usurpers.

  4. ik Qatar Safari iPad says:

    can u tell me what was age of aisha and prophet muhammad when they got married and when the marriage was consumated

  5. notabene Germany Mozilla Firefox Windows says:

    Muslim liberals are trying to hijack (or usurp) islam by ignoring, suppressing or hiding some fascistic totalitarian ayats in the kuran. The islamofascists represent real islam and this real islam is making them victorious over the muslim liberals.

  6. AKB Pakistan Opera Windows says:

    ”’Maestro96 says:
    .

    The author could not have made the point any better. Tolerance is a rare a commodity in the Muslim world today.”

    ,
    as if the Hindus and the goras are immune from intolerance. Boy, read history and take lesson from it.

  7. Ahmed United States Google Chrome Windows says:

    Looters and murderers do not have any religion besides hate. And I would agree with Maestro that Tolerance is indeed a rare commodity in the Muslim world.

    And ik attacks on the Holy Prophet Muhammmed and his marriages are out of context. Go do some research , unbiased and you mighty actually get an education.

  8. tajender United Arab Emirates Internet Explorer Windows says:

    The author could not have made the point any better. Tolerance is a rare a commodity in the Muslim world today.”

    truth is other way around.pakistan is special case being under american agression.slave trade first world second world war bosnia mascares rwanda killings are not muslim act.proleteriate revolution alone killed 5 crores christian/muslims of russia.
    we have to be carefull extremist powers of muslim countries including alqaeda have support of international zoinism.
    tolerance is base of islam.islam is reason based religion not static.

  9. Dronacharya Saudi Arabia Mozilla Firefox Windows says:

    Tajender/Rex/Tilsim/YLH/RHR/friends : Did you read “Ping-Fa.. The Art of War”. You must read it.

    All of us have to be scholars.. even though we may be poor (ONLY Economically.. which will change.. if not now.. in the next 175 yrs).. So this is a temporal phase.. Do NOT despair. The poorest muslim too.. is a scholar by temperament.

    The Quran.. is an invitation to man.. to explore his HIDDEN wealth.. Man is the Temple.. and the ‘Human Mind” is His greatest treasure.. Know ye not.. that ye are a temple of God. Oh Man.. Oh Muslim.. you forgot your original agenda..

    Every single Muslim man/woman/child.. no matter how poor.. no matter if we live in thatched HUTS.. and wear patched clothes.. we still hold OUR HEAD HIGH.. because we are “Scholars”.. We are the torch of light.. who are duty-bound to fight darkness and illuminate the world.

    Let’s spring into a song :

    Verbum Significantum.. Verbum Omnificum.. Verbum Perdo..
    Verbum Significantum.. Verbum Omnificum.. Verbum Perdo..

    We must read everything.. What is there to fear. We read FROM A POSITION OF STRENGTH. There is no fear at all.. We look at it from a 10-dimensional world-view..

    Let us read NASHEMAH – The book of Genesis…

    Remember what Sun Tsu said : “Know thy …..”. So we have to go very deep into the sub-consious of the people we are dealing with.. to understand the intricacies of their MIND. We have to read the mind of the opponent.

    Verbum Significantum..
    Verbum Omnificum..
    Verbum Perdo !

  10. Dronacharya Saudi Arabia Mozilla Firefox Windows says:

    JAUNDICE of PREJUDICE.

    Persistence of caste-based segregation of children in primary schools in rural Karnataka, India. Around 13.7 per cent of Dalit children surveyed claimed that their Teacher asked them to sit separately from ‘higher caste’ children in the classroom, says a study released by the Centre for Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy, Mangalore University.

    Mubarak Ho.. Hindus. Mubarak Ho.. This is your real FACE ! O’ discriminators.. O’perpetuators of hatred..

    KANCHA ! Where are you.. Are you listening.. MAYA.. where art thou ? WAKE UP. Get dressed. Convert to CHRISTIANITY effective immediately. Catch the cloak of Christ.. O’ ye.. Unfortunate DALIT’os.

    Released October 18 : ‘Discrimination and social exclusion: A study on the development experience of Dalits in Karnataka’ was spread over ten taluks in Belgaum, Gulbarga, Chitradurga, Mysore and Kolar — chosen for their socio-cultural diversity and their considerable Scheduled Caste population.

    The study enumerated harassment and discrimination faced by 2,425 Dalit families or 12,677 people in 50 villages, of which 825 families have children going to primary school.

    Interviews with members of Dalit households threw up the same disconcerting facts in all districts, and the study concluded that the “PRACTICE OF UNTOUCHABILITY B-Y T-E-A-C-H-E-R-S” was responsible for segregation.

    YEH TO APARTHEID BY TEACHERS HO GAYA. (RSS HAS PACKED ITS WORKERS as TEACHERS THRU-OUT INDIA. THEY ARE POURING CYANIDE INSIDE YOUNG BRAINS.. FROM K.G. TO XII (‘A’ LEVELS)… BY WHICH TIME.. THE HINDU BOY IS MENTALLY CONDITIONED TO RAPE/KILL.. WITHOUT GUILT.. AND WITH IMPUNITY ! (POLICE TUMHARE SAATH HAI.. JAAO.. RAPE KARO.. LOOTO.. MAARO.. JALAAO.. !).

    Good Heavens : Discrimination also seen during MID-DAY MEALS – with around 114 families admitting that their children had to sit separately during lunch and were served IN A SEPARATE SET OF PLATES. Oh My God.. Kancha.. Maya.. dammit.. where the hell are you..

    CHALO RAMLILA MAIDAN.. and CONVERT TO CHRISTIANITY.. PUBLICLY.. ALONG WITH 10 LAKH DALITS.. in front of LIVE T.V. CAMERAS.

    PRAISE THE LORD.. HELLELUJA. The chant must rend the sky.. and shake the foundations of earth ! Throw away jobs.. admissions.. reservations.. Instead of begging.. grab POWER.. and dispense !

    O’ Dalitos.. Embrace Christianity.. The Brahmin-Bania wont be able to touch you.. because if they do.. there is a PRICE.. There will be RETRIBUTION.

    Researchers observed that school authorities disallow Dalit children from serving food or entering the kitchen. Good Lord !

    Shockingly, 72.8 per cent of parents interviewed said their children have never been appointed class monitors, 33 per cent said their children have been given the task of cleaning classrooms on a “frequent” basis and “during school functions and festivals”.

    When Dalit children go to friends’ houses (upper caste), only some were allowed INTO the house. Even if they enter, they are allowed ONLY up to the passage of the house !

    Higher education: Illiteracy remains a problem for the Scheduled Castes in the visited villages.

    At 45 per cent, illiteracy is higher than the national average.

    Even among the Dalit literates, the “access to professional and higher education is very low”: of those who can “read and write”, only 12.6 per cent had completed pre-university level courses; less than 1.2 per cent had gone on to complete diplomas and industrial training courses.

    YEH HAI HAAL. YEH HAI SATYA.. DOCUMENTED. WITH FIGURES. NOW GO TO THE WASHROOM.. AND REFLECT. But Hindus have no capacity to REFLECT. They get down to ABUSE.. because the GUILT that resides in their mind.. forces them into an OUTBURST.

  11. notabene Germany Internet Explorer Windows says:

    ahmed writes:

    “The Mullahs who have diseased view of Islam. No other religion seems to be suffering the same curse!”

    The disease is in islam itself. The mullah cannot do it without being able to support it from within the kuran.

    Muslims are scared to criticize kuran and they keep pointing fingers at some other “causes”. So long the real cause of the malady is silenced over, muslim societies will sink further into fascism and self-deceit and cowardice. Kuran ande islam are the real cause of this malady, disease, perversions and debilitation.

  12. ik Qatar Internet Explorer Windows says:

    Ahmed
    Source: Bukhari Hadith

    Pl check and then talk

  13. tajender United Arab Emirates Internet Explorer Windows says:

    notaben,
    DOOSRON KO NASSEHAT KHUD MIYA FAZEEHAT,

    when kualampur was sleeping village delhi was vibrant capital of india.aaj wahan paanee bhi nahin.
    revelation of islam is the biggest gift of allah to humanity.

    what is this rubbishnes of arab,in recent times,did u created any body parrallel to following,

    1.omar sharief(egyptian) in the field of film industry.
    2.steve jab in computer.
    3.boutras boutras ghalee.
    4.dr ahamd baradi
    etc etc.you people are just mediocare abuser(paid)that is all.think about youself.26000 women are burn alive in and around delhi only.see what is happeing to kingfisher employees.in one small hospital 10000 childen died while delivery.which field u are better than others tell me.

  14. RajTOO Germany Google Chrome Windows says:

    tajender,
    Man read a bit about Steve Jobs before writing your lies. Steve Jobs had broken off with his Syrian Muslim father long ago and did not consider himself Muslim, or for that matter even had any interest in Syria itself. On the other hand, Steve Jobs spoke glowingly about his experience with the Hare Krishna people. Doesn’t mean he was one of them, but at least he felt comfortable with them. There was zero Muslim to Steve Jobs.
    .
    Pity really you have to get hold of non-Muslim to bolster the ego of Muslims. :lol: Really pitiful!
    .
    Boutros Boutros Ghali was a joke!
    .
    Omar Sharief was a good actor!
    .
    Dr. Ahmad Baradi/Barada! Hardly a well-known personality!

  15. Mohan United Arab Emirates Internet Explorer Windows says:

    Omar Sharief was a good actor and a very good poker player.

  16. Mohan United Arab Emirates Internet Explorer Windows says:

    Sorry it was a typo. Omar Sharief was very good Bridge
    player not Poker.

  17. tajender United Arab Emirates Internet Explorer Windows says:

    Man read a bit about Steve Jobs before writing your lies. Steve Jobs had broken off with his Syrian Muslim father long ago and did not consider himself Muslim

    ur son may leave you but still he will remain sindhi.died as muslim and buried as per muslim custom.

  18. tajender United Arab Emirates Internet Explorer Windows says:

    Boutros Boutros Ghali was a joke

    may be but no indian could reach tht high same ahmad baradi.

  19. tajender United Arab Emirates Internet Explorer Windows says:

    There was zero Muslim to Steve Jobs

    he was born as muslim and arab.your son will remain sindhi.even if ont go temples.iskon(hare krishna) is cia.

  20. tajender United Arab Emirates Internet Explorer Windows says:

    mohan what i mean to say every race can have big.richest man of world is arab,and most popular dncer shakira(shukriya mubarak)is arab.they also produce 2-3 noble prize winners recently.since india became hindu india we could not produce one noble prize winner(studied in india).now iran made drone which didged israeli radar.this is their local achievement.

  21. RajTOO Germany Google Chrome Windows says:

    Tajender,

    Boutros Boutros Ghali was a joke
    may be but no indian could reach tht high same ahmad baradi.

    Well tajender, this is still another time, that you are being called out for not being an Indian. Be a Arab, be any shit you want to be. Only Indian you can never be!
    .

    died as muslim and buried as per muslim custom.

    Mullahs actually forbade Muslims from praying for Steve Jobs, because that would be haram, as Steve Jobs was not a Muslim. And tajender, the liar, wants to tell us, that Steve Jobs was a Muslim.
    .
    Tajender,
    Steve Jobs could not have been a Muslim, because he was no liar!

  22. tajender United Arab Emirates Internet Explorer Windows says:

    he was buried as muslim and born as muslim and arab.this is not lie.

    Boutros Boutros Ghali was a joke
    may be but no indian could reach tht high same ahmad baradi.

    Well tajender, this is still another time, that you are being called out for not being an Indian. Be a Arab, be any shit you want to be. Only Indian you can never be!
    .

    arabs dont abuse indians,why u abuse them.i asked this question.richest man of world is also lebneses..

    we are producing thieves like gatkari,naveen jindal bbs.angezon ne jitni chori 150 saal mein nahin kee tum logon usse zyada 65 years kee.hindustan ko kangal kar diya aur loot ke kha gaye.batein badi badi.delhi dont have sufficient power or water.infrastucture is far below international standard.through various type bhagwans country look like jurrasic park.why u abuse arabs when your achievents are far less.ur past is zero.

  23. RajTOO Germany Google Chrome Windows says:

    tajender,
    what do you mean “tum log”? If you are from India, do you think you can put Muslims out of the circle of corruption. Today in India, most of the gangs are actually run by Muslims.
    .
    Low IQ liar like you can only think in Muslim-Hindu terms!

  24. tajender United Arab Emirates Internet Explorer Windows says:

    RajTOO says:
    October 24, 2012 at 12:17 am
    tajender,
    what do you mean “tum log”? If you are from India, do you think you can put Muslims out of the circle of corruption. Today in India, most of the gangs are actually run by Muslims.
    .
    Low IQ liar like you can only think in Muslim-Hindu terms!

    tum log means those who belong to ruling class.i never abuse anybody.
    love and repect for everybody.abusing somebody for nothing is stupidity.i am proud indian.it does not mean i have to abuse others for nothing.

  25. RajTOO Germany Google Chrome Windows says:

    tajender,
    yeah a proud “Indian” like you says “no Indian can reach the level of some Arab Muslims”!
    .
    There is nothing Indian in you. You are a pure Paki! So cut the crap with the “proud Indian”!
    .
    I don’t abuse the Arabs. They have a right to live the way they want, as long as they don’t interfere in India.

  26. tajender United Arab Emirates Internet Explorer Windows says:

    what do you mean “tum log”? If you are from India, do you think you can put Muslims out of the circle of corruption. Today in India, most of the gangs are actually run by Muslims

    gangs will increase when u will rob everything and tranfer funds to dubai maritus.ashrams are basically money laundry centres.we have gangs but here also our percentage is less.i think there should be reservation in tis field.instead of wasting your energies on abusing muslims and arabs better attack indian corruption.in dubai if anybody attack hindu or hindu god,he will go to jail.

  27. tajender United Arab Emirates Internet Explorer Windows says:

    There is nothing Indian in you. You are a pure Paki! So cut the crap with the “proud Indian

    i dont need cretificate of being indian from you.in my stay here i gave to job to around 300 indians,mainly hindus.i was alway just in my life.for me all the poors are same.

  28. RajTOO Germany Google Chrome Windows says:

    tajender,
    you don’t need a certificate, but your verbal diarrhea against Indians on this forum, more than says you’re a Paki!

  29. ahem Germany Mozilla Firefox Windows says:

    Syrians were neither arabs nor muslims – they were forced into it through an arab-muslim invasion in 636 AD.

    Omar Sharif is not a muslim. He is a coptic christian. The egyptians (North Africans in general) too were neither arabs nor muslims, but were forced into it after their land was invaded militarily by arab-muslims in 8th century.

    Muslims are taught a mendacious history-narrative all over the world.

  30. tajender United Arab Emirates Internet Explorer Windows says:

    .

    Omar Sharif is not a muslim. He is a coptic christian
    he is convert.syrians are arbs and muslim.actually very strict muslim.

  31. ahem Germany Mozilla Firefox Windows says:

    to tajender

    You don’t read what others try to communicate to you.

    So I repeat:

    “Syrians were neither arabs nor muslims – they were forced into it through an arab-muslim invasion in 636 AD.”

    The original languages of the syrians are syriac and aramaic, not arabic. They had two different scripts for these two languages and that was not arabic script.

    Even in their appearance the syrians, lebanese, irakians and most north africans are very different from arabs from saudia or yemen.

    Islam is an imperialist totalitarian ideology that brings with it the racism and hegemony of the arabs. That is a fact and truth which you cannot deny – even when you hate jews and brahmins.

    You can hate jews and brahmins to your heart’s content – I have nothing against that – but don’t lie in order to glorify arabs and islamic fascism.

  32. cx United States Mozilla Firefox Mac OS says:

    1.omar sharief(egyptian) in the field of film industry.
    who is a melkite catholic
    2.steve jab in computer.
    who is a buddhist
    3.boutras boutras ghalee.
    who is a coptic
    4.dr ahamd baradi
    whom i’m afraid i’ve never heard of.

    Abdus Salam is a truly great scientist & muslim though but we all know how he is treated by his own country.

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