Clearing the air on what Muslims stand for
I HOPE MY RESPONSE to Tyrone Browne (NATION, July 5) is not considered too fast for him and I appreciate the NATION publishing my letter as they have equally done with his letter.
It is noteworthy, that by the push of a button, both Brown and John Richard Taylor (NATION, July 18) can demonise the faith of 1.5 billion people on this globe and paint a picture of world domination.
Any right-thinking person should examine the writings of these gentlemen and seek the truth of Islam, just like thousands across the globe today who are entering the fold, not by a gun to their heads, but by the illumination of their minds and hearts.
I have a few questions for Browne in response to his characterisation of Muslims and their faith. Is the molestation of children by priests the teachings of any faith?
Does the indiscriminate bombing of civilians by armies of predominantly Christian countries represent the teachings of any faith?
Does the prevalence of rape, incest and violence against women in majority Christian countries represent the teachings of any faith?
Does the illegal acquisition of land, assassinations and the continued deprivation of the Palestinian people (both Christian and Muslim) by the Israelis, represent the teachings of any faith?
Browne and Taylor “cherry pick” what they want from the actions of some Muslims and make a case for world domination.
They ignore the thousands upon thousands of Muslims, who, like people of other faiths, contribute in their everyday life in a meaningful way to the society in which they live.
I can say in words that Muslims are tolerant, do not have a superior attitude and are not hateful of other faiths.
But actions are better than words, so I invite these gentlemen to visit any of our mosques and experience for themselves.