It's Friday today. I would usually say happy or blessed Friday to greet you all, but Fridays are turning out to be sad Fridays full of deaths, tears and pain. I would much rather blog about travels, arts and various happy hippy things, but this world is so full of misery that I have to address it sometimes. I woke up today to three big headlines from three different continents that yet again left me disappointed in the human race and how some savages have managed to live their lives brainwashed, smearing the good name of Islam for the millionth time in the shortest possible period.
The first headline was the scariest because it is the closest to me geographically, the terrorist attack on the Imam Sadiq’s –Shia- mosque in Kuwait, which caused 26 deaths and over 200 injuries so far. What is significant about this bombing is that it targets Shias, a group of Muslims who follow the same God and the same holy book as the attackers. The attack follows the two Saudi mosque bombings ( Shia Genocide) from last month. The Shia group has been targeted in various locations around the world. Recently the bombs made their way to the Arabian Gulf, GCC. The second headline is the decapitation of a man near Lyon in France. The third -and let’s hope the last- headline was the Tunisia attack on Sousse beach that killed 27. Three attacks that fell on the anniversary of the ISIS start. Three in a day to cause distractions so none of those dreadful terror attacks take all the attention it deserves. They happened to spread fear and doubts in everyones hearts.
All terrorist attacks were confirmed to be caused by ISIS, who follow Wahabisim. Wahabisim is a weird sector that bases itself on Islam and the Quran, but chooses to ignore most of the Islamic teachings and focus on out of context versus that they use to support their twisted messed up desires for bloodshed and other psychotic acts. They started as AlQadeh a while back and when that was -finally- taken down, it got replaced by a worse one. To know more about Wahabisim please refer to this book exposing the true image of their political movement. They killed millions of Afghanis and Pakistanis before they started spreading themselves in the world like cancer targeting everything and everyone that disagrees with them. What amazes me is their ability to get through any security and to get unlimited funding and weapons!
What bewilders me is the fact that people actually think of these terrorists as Muslims and it causes more Islamophobia that usually the headscarved/hijabi females suffer from the most across the continents. Let’s examine my favourite Islamic texts that actually show that Islam is peaceful and tolerant.
“O mankind, indeed –We- have created you from male and female and made you nations and tribes that you may know one another. Indeed, the most noble of you in the sight of Allah is the most righteous of you. Indeed, Allah is Knowing and Acquainted.” Quran 49:13
“There is no difference between an Arab or a non Arab, but with their behaviour and piety.” Prophet Mohammed
“Say, "O disbelievers, I do not worship what you worship. Nor are you worshippers of what I worship. Nor will I be a worshipper of what you worship. Nor will you be worshippers of what I worship. For you is your religion, and for me is my religion." Quran 109:1-6
Not to mention that the prophet’s life was the example of how Muslims should live. He never attacked innocent people even if they were disbelievers. He embraced differences and respected people from different religions. He lived side by side with Jews in Madinah and he never tried to kill them or convert them. They had a treaty and when they tried to kill him and broke the treaty, he didn’t even try to kill them back or make them suffer. He simply asked them to relocate and spared everyone. The prophet even had war rules and principles that included no fighting against anyone who isn’t able to fight back, no harming to elderly, women or children. He was cautious of harming the environment in times of war as well and clearly instructed that even trees should not be burnt or harmed.
You see now why I am shocked when I see murderers out there telling the world that what they do is part of Islam? Religion is not to be blamed or condemned for this terror, humans should be held responsible because they are supposed to use their brains and actually learn and understand the religion they are supposedly following. The best thing we can do at these awful times of terror is to properly educate ourselves and others and help the ones in need because the combination of ignorance and poverty is deadly.
May we all be guided to the good path of love, peace and unity.
Disclaimer:I am not a political expert, just a human who is upset and revolted by these terror attacks taking place worldwide.