The other day a young man came to me in the MSA and asked me a very difficult question. Like many people of our generation, he was struggling to make sense of what is happening in the world today; why the Muslim world was always in the news, typically in a negative manner? His question …
If there are so many peace loving, law abiding Muslims then why don’t we hear the moderate* Muslims speaking out against terrorism? And the short answer is: The media is largely ignoring the billions of Muslims speaking out against terrorism in one breath, and then asking, “why don’t we hear from them?” in the next.
Six-year-old Maher Suleiman Mohammad, a Muslim boy with Down syndrome, has been accused of terrorism after a substitute teacher in Pearland, Texas, called the police to investigate him.
Within the span of a week, innocent Americans in both New York City and southern Texas faced death and horror at the hands of mass killers.
Almost instantly the news media found its narrative, branding one a “terrorist” and another as a “mentally deranged” madman. The regularity of these horrific events withstanding, the reactions to these scenarios are, sadly, par for the course.
I’ll never forget the day a US army veteran who had fought in Iraq embraced Islam at my former mosque in New Orleans. He arrived in his full uniform, and was overcome with emotion when he heard the congregation shout “Allahu Akbar” after he uttered the Islamic declaration of faith.
Short Answer: They’re not Muslim. “Crime is perpetrated. If it is perpetrated by anyone who is not a Muslim, it’s called a crime. And if it’s perpetrated by a Muslim, it’s called terrorism. So, it’s just the word that they have changed… Look, we are approximately one and a half to two billion Muslims on the globe. If Islam was actually …
Imams and Scholars have condemned the latest Somalia attack, which was described as the worst attack in the country to date with at least 276 deaths.
Described as the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. modern history, Last Vegas attack left 59 dead and over 500 wounded. 47 weapons were found in locations related to the perpetrator, Stephen Paddock, described by the media as a “lone wolf” attacker. The tragic incident has sent a shock wave of anger and frustration across the USA. …
For the first time in Canada’s 150-year history, a Muslim provincial attorney-general will attend a ceremony at the opening of the Superior Court of Justice in the South-west Region at a Muslim center on Tuesday, October 3.