Submitted by Raees M. Khan (United Kingdom), May 7, 2006 at 21:13
Asalaam-a-laikum Warehmat Allahi Wabarakatahu
(May peace, blessings and mercy of Almightly Allah be on you)
Firstly Yakoub, why must you assume that all Muslims hold the same opinion? You're clearly a well educated and intelligent man, but yet you assume that all Muslims feel the same way.
I think it is ridiculous that some fanatical and OTT followers of my faith expect multi-million dollar corporations to withdraw their logos or products simply because they saw something that wasn't intentionally there. But at the same time, I think, nay hope, that you would leave your sense of humour behind if someone was to deliberately depict Musa (or Moses, peace be upon him), as a terrorist, as was done to our prophet Muhammad (pbuh) in the Danish newspapers.
Islam teaches us to respect all religions. We do respect both Judaism and Christianity as we belieive in them as religions sent from the One True God. In fact, no Muslim is a Muslim if he or she denies Musa (Moses) or Isa (Jesus, peace be upon them). However, though I understand your contempt for Islam, and no matter how much you try to cloak it in pompousity, you clearly have no respect for our faith.
I understand Islam is not your religion, but was it really needed to claim that you "come from a people who respected the name of God long before an illiterate strung together his own delusions of grandeur with some biblical stories he heard from Christians and Jews in the Yathrib".
You seem quite free to attack our Prophet Muhammad, a Prophet who spoke so highly of Musa (pbuh). It's a good job then, that we are forbidden to do the same to Moses. In fact, a Muslim would never dream of bad-mouthing Moses as even in Islam, he is considered one of the mightiest Prophets of Almighty God.
If I am honest with you, Yakoub, I've been more offended by your closet-anti-Muslim sentiments than by any of the logos in the above articles.
I'm a good Muslim, I don't hate Jews, I love them as my brothers. I respect their rights and privilages, their faith and thier Prophets. I only hope you would try to understand Muslims more, before you try to label and chastise them.
(Peace be on you)
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