Where is the Muslim Outrage?
As a Muslim I am outraged at this nonsense.
When Prophet Muhammad's cartoons were published, the few Muslims around the world were outraged to the point of becoming destructive. They burned the embassy in Syria. Their contention was that the Prophet cannot be contained in an image, they were right but they were dead wrong on destroying any property, it went against the very principles taught by the Prophet "to forgive the wrong doers".
Not enough of us were outraged against those criminals to make a difference.
Ms. Gibbons affectionately calls the Teddy bear "Muhammad" and the fanatics cry foul. The good for nothing silent majority needs to step and condemn the cleric and the government of Sudan for treating a lady for her benevolence in such an ugly manner. She probably would not have, had she known about it.
Prophet Muhammad would have been saddened with these guys' behavior.
When the Buddha Statue, a world heritage monument was destroyed in Pakistan last month, where was the Muslim outrage?
When the Buddhist Monks were locked up in Burma, where was the Muslim outrage?
What is good for the goose has got to be good for the gander. The third Caliph Omar punished his own son against a complaint from a Jewish businessman: such was the sense of Justice. Where is that sense of justice and fairness now?
Mirza A. Beg writes, "...a woman in Saudi Arabia was gang-raped. She was seen in a car with a person not of her family. She was also found guilty along with the rapists and recommended punishment under the Saudi Law."
That was not bad enough, when she appealed to the Media her punishment was doubled because she made it public. Where is the Muslim outrage? Why aren't the Muslims jamming the phone lines of Saudi Embassies around the world?
Why aren't the Muslims decrying the Saudis for calling it an Islamic Law? It ain't, it is the bizarre law of shameless men who do not follow thier own religion of peace.
"In Sudan, a British teacher was arrested for the sin of helping her class of seven year olds to name a cuddly teddy bear, Muhammad. Yesterday, after a court trial, she was sentenced to 15 days in jail, and it is reported that a crowd was clamoring for a death sentence. In a closed dictatorial country a crowd does not gather, it is allowed or urged to gather." Writes Mirza Beg. Where is the Muslim outrage?
The ones who forgive are the dearest to the lord. Where is this verse buried?
There were members of the state legislature in India who publicly called to kill a heretic, and there was a cleric who offered a bounty for killing the same heretic. Where is the Muslim outrage against these criminals?
God says "Killing one human is like killing the whole humanity". Why isn't this verse evoked?
Darfur is bleeding, where is the Muslim outrage?
The time has come for the Muslims to speak up; the good for nothing majority needs to speak up, and let their outrage be known.
No doubt, the one's who express their outrage are not given the outlet. The media does not see sensationalism in this. At the World Muslim Congress and a few other organizations we will continue to compile the outrage expressed by Muslims around the world.
I urge the media to give voice to the Muslims who speak up. It gives hopes to the mankind, whether we are Muslims, Christians, Jews, Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists or Zoroastrians, we face the common enemy - ignorance. Ignorance displayed by super literate people as well as illiterate.