Question for Muslim Friends

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Dear Fellow Americans who follow Islam:

One of the purposes of this site is to allow you a chance to comment on the dialogs occurring in the Rightosphere. One of the most active threads today is on this story, obtained from littlegreenfootballs:

(AINA) — According to the Assyrian website ankawa.com, a 14 year old Christian Assyrian boy, Ayad Tariq, from Baqouba, Iraq was decapitated at his work place on October 21.

Ayad Tariq was working his 12 hour shift, maintaining an electric generator, when a group of disguised Muslim insurgents walked in at the beginning of his shift shortly after 6 a.m. and asked him for his ID.

According to another employee who witnessed the events, and who hid when he saw the insurgents approach, the insurgents questioned Ayad after seeing that his ID stated “Christian”, asking if he was truly a “Christian sinner.” Ayad replied “yes, I am Christian but I am not a sinner.” The insurgents quickly said this is a “dirty Christian sinner!” Then they proceeded to each hold one limb, shouting “Allahu akbar! Allahu akbar!” while beheading the boy.

Many of the remarks in the posts is that there is silence and no denunciation of this action by the Islamic community. For example, lack of response by the Council on American Islamic Relations (abbreviated CAIR) is cited as believing that the entire population of Islam supports such killings.

Personally, I don’t believe CAIR is the sole voice of Islam in the United States. Can I have your opinion of the situation to take back to the Rightosphere?

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17 Responses to “Question for Muslim Friends”

  1. Fahad Says:

    I am not an American, but ofcourse I denounce that killing of that christian boy. What else can be our opinion?!

    “Muslim” insurgents, huh! BS.

  2. isis13 Says:

    Fahad: Your opinion is most welcome. From which country do you hail? And may I quote you? 🙂

  3. Yursil Says:

    Peace,

    CAIR is a political institution, and it is not in its best interests to raise things which make Muslims look bad to Americans. So if they can ‘bury’ something, they would rather do that than respond. Once it becomes big news, then they issue a response.

    As far as this particular traditional Muslim writing, the answer is a no brainer, this was wrong.

  4. Yursil Says:

    We pray for the soul of this innocent life and inshaAllah may Allah grant him Paradise, in my opinion he died a martyr for his faith. A strong conviction and a testament to his spirit.

  5. isis13 Says:

    A beautiful prayer, Yursil. Thanks for posting it.

  6. Fahad Says:

    Isis: “Your opinion is most welcome. From which country do you hail?”

    Thanks. I am a Pakistani. 🙂

    “And may I quote you? :)”

    sure.

  7. Yursil Says:

    Fahad, do your beliefs on the fundamental sources of what is commonly known as Islam (Quran and Hadith) mirror that of most other Pakistani’s?

  8. Fahad Says:

    No, they don’t.

  9. Yursil Says:

    Peace Isis,

    I would ask if you do get a half an hour sometime, to listen to my post here. This is a traditional scholar, accepted by Muslims across the globe as an authority on Islam. By some he is considered one of the few Saints of Islam alive today, by nearly all other traditional Muslims he is at least recognized as a scholar of the highest level.

    http://www.yursil.com/blog/2006/10/my-favorite-sohbet-ever/

  10. Fahad Says:

    Some kick-ass scholars can be found here too:

    http://thequran.wordpress.com/quranic-scholars/

  11. Yursil Says:

    Those scholars are good for promoting the agenda of a minority philosophy. On the other hand, there is a specific message contained in that link I want to reach to the right-o-sphere. That the =majority= =traditional= message of Islam represents peace and respect.

    Shaykh Nazim represents traditional Islam and is loved by millions. I want one half our of their time to be spent to just listen to what he teaches.

    He was welcomed by Heads of state of every Muslim country, during his last world tour. Even ones at odds with each other.

    Welcomed by Malaysian Royalty: http://www.islamicsupremecouncil.org/country_reports/World_Tour_2001/Malaysia/Apr19/300/SultanAzlanShahnCrownPrince.JPG

    At Indonesian airport:

    http://www.islamicsupremecouncil.org/country_reports/World_Tour_2001/Indonesia/May2/prez_takingbayat.JPG – Meeting with Preisdent of Indonesia

    http://www.islamicsupremecouncil.org/country_reports/World_Tour_2001/Uzbekistan/Apr10/150/dscn8966.jpg- Meeting with President of Uzbekistan

    At Syria, Sri Lanka, etc.. The list goes on and on…

  12. Yursil Says:

    Those scholars are good for promoting the agenda of a minority philosophy. On the other hand, there is a specific message contained in that link I want to reach to the right-o-sphere. That the =majority= =traditional= message of Islam represents peace and respect.

    Shaykh Nazim represents traditional Islam and is loved by millions. I want one half our of their time to be spent to just listen to what he teaches.

    He was welcomed by Heads of state of every Muslim country, during his last world tour. Even ones at odds with each other.

    in another post in moderation I linked to pictures where he was welcomed by Malaysian Royalty, by Indonesians, by the president of uzbekistan, Syria Srilanka.. the list goes on and on.

  13. Yursil Says:

    (isis you can delete that post with the links.. not needed and far too long)

  14. isis13 Says:

    Yursil: Thanks for your contributions. I wanted to let you know any comment with more than 2 links requires direct Moderation. I will not delete your post, as I think new sources and insights are lacking, and any new information is welcome.

  15. Samaha Says:

    Isis,

    I am appauled and disgusted by what happened to that boy. Honestly, it is situation such as these that make me think – send more troops to Iraq.

    Then I read articles that feature soldiers that talk about how the mainstream Iraqi just wants peace. I think I’ve even read something on Eteraz in regards to this.

    I agree with Yursil in regards to CAIR. Their purpose is not to bring peace between the United States and the Extremists. Their purpose is to build an atmosphere of understanding between Americans and Islam and to protect the rights of the muslims.

    I think it would look a bit ridiculous if CAIR’s site was full of articles apologizing and explaining how this is not Islamic. I think that as Americans (yes, I often consider myself first American and then Muslim and that is interchangable, even though Islamically that is not acceptable – but not all of my politics are based on my religion – actually I prefer to keep religion out of politics and support seperation of church and state) as Americans we understand allready that these actions are actions of extemists and not of Islam.

    CAIR can not waste valuable resources on hunting down the story of the day to apologize.

    It is the responsibility of each and every Muslim to do this.

    I’d like to know, has little green footballs condemned the hate crime that was commited a while back in which the muslim mother of 6 was killed as she walked her child to school. Has anyone form little green footballs remarked on what possible role they play in actions such as these?

    Hate kills and every human being needs to ask themselves what role they play in that hate.

  16. isis13 Says:

    Samaha: I don’t think the readers of littlegreenfootballs would be interested in this tragedy. However, I will post some information on the death of Alia Ansari to compare and contrast, and to point out the fact that the DMO story does nothing but promote ill will. Look for it soon.

  17. Death of an American Mother « Smart and Final Isis Says:

    […] I have asked Humanist Muslim readers of this blog to condemn the sensless act of cowardly violence against a teenage Christian in Palestine. They have done so. We non-Muslims and conservatives likewise condemn this crime. From this point forward, we acknowledge Muslims embracing peace and religious tolerance do not celebrate Christian deaths. We sorrow over the loss of law-abiding, faithful followers of Islam and fellow Americans such as Mrs. Ansari. […]

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