Every morning I log unto my work email, Bella naija and Linda Ikeji AND Facebook. Both accounts. Unfailingly. It is a habit.
During Coffee breaks at work I grab as many newspapers as I can (Well honestly, just two. 24 and Metro, if you live in Canada you know what I mean)
As the day goes by, I stumble upon various publications and news reports, and as an avid reader I devour everything. There is always something that comes up. Muslims
I was going to tag this post, The potrayal of Muslims in the media, but I felt that was not exactly what I wanted to write about. I decided that my post under Something you feel strongly about would be How we Muslims potray ourselves to the rest of the world.
I just did a quick search for muslims on google and there I was 100% sure that there would be violence depicted. And of course, there you have it
breaking your fast dinner) and her 7 year old son asked her, 'Mummy are we bad people? Everyone says Muslims are bad'
You could hear my heartbeat. The shock on her face was understandable, but she knew she had it coming. For how long can you keep a child shielded from the news?
30year old Ramla had to explain to her son what thousand of Muslims have recited tons of times to their friends, co-workers, random strangers.
No habibi, Islam is a religion of peace. Or in every religion there are good and bad people and the bad ones give us the bad name
But for how long are we going to keep reciting these movie lines, when we do not show it. We are a religion of peace but we have our brothers and sisters in Islam using violence as a method of communication.
Islam does not condone killing but we wake up everyday to Islamic jihadists shooting people in the mall who could not answer the question, What was the name of the prophets mother?
These events that happen everyday make us sound like hypocrites. Why do you say something and you do the exact opposite.
May the souls of the departed rest in peace, and no words will ever be enough but may God grant their families the fortitude to bear this loss
No amount of #hashtags and blogposts can ever make this right.
Born a Muslim, raised as a Muslim, I never noticed this much uprising until recent years. What do you think is happening?
What are your views on the Muslims you know personally, not the ones you read about? I'd really like to know
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