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S. Khanum

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Submitted by Daisy (United States), Sep 20, 2005 at 14:23

Mr. Khanum:
You say: 1. "Osama bin Laden is a thug and an evil person. The Muslim scholars need to declare him a kaafir (a conscious rejector of the truth), an apostate, in an unambiguous language, and publicize it, so that those naive Muslims who are in a state of denial and delusion about him get their faces slapped and wake up to the truth about him."

I think: "Declare that sociopath a kaafir?! Sorry, but I'm a Christian .. (that's kaafir to you) So, no way .. don't do me any favors, okay ... Just keep it simple and declare him a criminal."

I wonder: "Kaafir problem aside, why HAVEN'T Muslim scholars done that and will they EVER do that"?

You explain: "But most of the scholars are cowards and are themselves in a state of denial and believe in conspiracy theories regarding the evil acts of 9/11 and others".

I think: "All right, that gets us exactly nowhere once again."

Then you ask: ".. then why this onslaught by the commentators of his articles on ALL Muslims and our faith, without any recognition of the fact that the Muslims and Islam are not monolithic?"

I wonder: "After what you've just explained -- you're still confused about the 'onslaught' Where oh where is the responsibility being taken by Muslims, I keep wondering ? Are you asking the readers of this column to personally sit down and interview the billion or so Muslims that you personally endorse as peaceful and law-abiding ... or do we get to do what other people can expect as normal and hear what the official representatives of the organization have to say? Well,having a life to live, I opt for the second option .. and the silence condeming the evil actions is deafening, Mr. Khanum, deafening."

You further say: ".. and it doesn't matter what anyone else identifying themselves as a Muslim thinks.. "

And I have this to say: Oh, but it does matter - it matters a lot. Still wondering why? Read what you've said.

Mr. Kahnum, perhaps you're used to the dizzy logic and it makes sense to you to say all you've said, which amounts to this: Most Muslims are good .. even though there have been horrific things done repeatedly the world over by Muslims. And even though Muslim leadership has taken no responsibility for decrying the evil ... (and, in fact, the same 'leadership' spends considerable amounts of time screaming hatred and inciting Koranically decreed violence in mosques .. my words not yours) and furthermore: "Please believe me when I say that we are all peaceful and mystically honorable people just minding our own business .. so please, can't you simply leave us alone -- stop picking on us -- because Islam -- deep down inside in invisible ways -- is good."

I say: "Prove it. Stand up to the cowards and insist they do the correct thing. Alternatively, "outsiders" will do it for you."

This is not rocket science. If I don't teach my children to be responsible citizens and they break the law .. oh well, guess what? Someone else now has to do my job .. and this time, Mr. Khanum, the job will be done without much apparent love.

You say: "If some Sufis did anything bad in India, I personally apologize to my Hindu brothers and sisters for their evil actions."

I ask: "Could you possibly be more codependently dishonest? Is there a way that you could have more insultingly minimized the atrocities committed by Muslims against Hindus? I don't think so. With 'brothers' like you, who needs enemies? First, inform yourself about the atrocities (if you don't already know) and then .. insist upon accountability from the guilty parties. And if you do nothing, then consider yourself a partner in crime."
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