Wednesday, April 2, 2008

There's always two sides of a story Geert! part 1

For it is not up to me, but to Muslims themselves to tear up the hateful verses from the Al-Quran

Muslims wants you to make way for Islam, but Islam does not make way for you

The Government insists that you respect Islam, but Islam has no respect for you

Islam wants to rule, submit and seeks to destroy our Western Civilization

In 1945, Nazism was defeated In Europe

In 1989, communism was defeated in Europe

Now, the Islamic ideology has to be defeated

Stop Islamisation

Defend our freedom

some lines from "fitna"(hahaha, no wonder why it's called fitna!)

I have to say that at first I was furious when I watched it. I don't even know whether it's permissible for me to watch it knowing that it's something that insults the very reason for my existence. On the spirit of this blog which is to "let the world think what the want", the only thing I have to say for now is that, yes, people should be allowed to have their freedom of opinion, but please.. your opinion must be based on something that you know, something that you know is based upon something that's concrete and not based upon your limited knowledge( or should I say zero knowledge). For you to say that "Islam is a retarded culture, and the Koran is the very reason for that" is being totally ignorant of the nature of man. In my opinion, even if you might find my religion a retarded one, I would say what happens right now, all the cruelty that you say is happening is not due to the following of practising the teachings of the Al-Quran, it's due to NOT following it. Culture and religion should be distinguished. Yes, a religion may influence culture but does the religion condone that part of the culture that you say is being propagated by the religion?

The movie was bad. Really bad. But if you ask me, the main reason why the movie was so bad is not on the 'insulting muslims part' but it's the called nit-picking. Taking some verses, translating it literally, connects it to some cruel events that even most Muslims would never tolerate, and then generally labels the whole religion and it's teaching as that. Assuming that it's the very purpose of that religion.

If there's one thing I learned, is that the Al-Quran should never be interpreted independently without the other verses. Ok, I shall put up the other verses when I get back from IIU.


atif said...

Lol these guys are really bad propagandists lol. One of the verse they "cited"? Apparently right AFTER that verse - in context - God commands the Muslims to incline towards peace if the enemy doth so too. What does that imply? That A) That fighting was not to be started by Muslims, but is done only in defense (ie, response to war itself). and that B) Peace is always preferred, even when one doesn't trust the enemy sangat.

And at the end of the day, you kind of wonder why they're so optimistic that they know everything about Islam by depending on translated verses, when even Muslims who recite, memorise and understand the Quran in its Arabic don't dare make random/literal/uninformed interpretations of it.

Like, wth gila. Chill Fifah lol, trust me there are worse things (and worse people) out there. The best course of action to try and learn more about Islam, so we can help dispel all this hateful crap. In fact, I'd say my first (and many subsequent) encounter(s) with hate made me learn more about Islam, which is kinda ironic, don't you think? @.@ But I'm glad =)

At the end of the day, the best weapon against hate is knowledge - knowledge for us, our own selves, and knowledge for others, who are susceptible to the poison of propaganda.

Btw, on the Quran, you might be interested in hamza tzortzis' blog - just google his name =D

atif said...

fifah, ambiklah byk2 gambar interschool, would be nice to read about it here =D