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Nabil, I think I can help.

Reader comment on item: [Naveed Haq and] "Sudden Jihad Syndrome" in Seattle
in response to reader comment: If you can't help me solve my problems, Moshe, please don't get in my way.

Submitted by Moshe (Israel), Sep 12, 2006 at 14:48

Nabil, I am getting the sensation that you are starting to regret that you entered this string with me. I must confess that I used this debate with you in order to point out as clearly as I could that under the present circumstances one cannot be a truly peace loving honest Muslim, and at the same time proclaim loudly that he is proud of his religion.

On the background of all the outrageous atrocities perpetrated by fellow Muslims in the name of the Islam, a reasonably decent Muslim person must at least ask himself this simple question: "What the heck is going wrong here?" And next: "What can I do about it?" Now the answer to this second question certainly cannot be: "Well, let me just stick my head in the sand, ignore everything, and let me prove to the world that in spite of all Islam is not worse than any other religion." This may be good enough for Ahmad Zafire, but from you I am expecting more.

Obviously I agree with you that "God alone knows who and what you really are" and no doubt that "I am not God". No argument about this. Moreover, let's even assume that I accept your claims of being a most honest person, and a staunch believer in freedom and justice for everybody…. even for non-Muslims. But if this is true, considering only your own statements, you must belong to a negligible minority among your coreligionists. Otherwise why should you be afraid even of your own family: "I don't live to please anyone with my views, not even my family members and close friends. None of them like the fact that I am staunchly pro-Bush, and only two of them know that I supported Israel in the latest round of hostilities" or as you complained earlier "I would probably be barred from entering my mosque if its leaders found out about my views..." I take the liberty to assume that even worse things than that may have crossed your mind.

Nabil, now let me ask you, why are you not joining a mosque where there are more people sharing your enlightened views? Do you mean to tell me that there is no such mosque in your area? Well, that's exactly what I myself was suspecting. I am suspecting moreover that even outside your neighborhood you will not be able to find such a mosque. If you happen to chance upon such a mosque anywhere on this earth, please let me know!

And Nabil, please don't tell me that I am "attacking", and "insulting" you just because I am helping you to look better at yourself in the mirror. I honestly have nothing against you or your faith, but the murderous actions and fanatic hatred of your brothers in faith scares me…. And it should scare you too as well.

You said: "Make no mistake that I will not cease to fight against those who wish to see Islam destroyed...whether it's from within through extremism, fanaticism and ignorance, or from the outside, through lies and propaganda...words will be answered with words." As I already told you, and if you are sufficiently honest most probably you also understand, nobody outside the Islam is trying to destroy it. Most of those on this forum, and elsewhere, who are wholeheartedly hating and bitterly criticizing the Islam were absolutely indifferent to this religion before 9/11, when the Islam openly declared war on the rest of the world. Most of the people in the West couldn't care less about Islam, as long as it didn't threaten to come over and brutally rape them, or rather until this threat didn't become a concrete and real one. Suddenly this Islamic dream to conquer the world became a challenge for the entire Free World. And the Free World is going to deal with this Islamic threat as required to assure its Civilization's survival and welfare. Considering the blind fanaticism with which the Muslim World is adhering to its agenda, it will take a real hard beating before it will sober out of its megalomaniacal dreams.



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