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Anti-Muslim myth-buster

Anti-Muslim myth-buster

http://penjihad.wordpress.com/category/anti-muslim-myths/

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  1. Jeff- Congrats on the site! How did you put it together? What are you going to do with “myth-buster”?

    Comment by Mike Nykreim | March 30, 2010 | Reply

    • The plan for the Myth-Buster is to publish stiries about Islam and Muslims that have taken off in the fantasies of the bigots, stories like, “Jihad”, “72 Virgins” or, “Can a Muslim be a good American” etc.,
      This way, if people want to read up about the facts of a story, they can look it up on the blog by clicking on the “Anti-Muslim myth-buster” tag or, going to the page itself.

      Your boos and bravos will be MUCH appreciated.

      Comment by penjihad | March 30, 2010 | Reply

  2. Excellent! Most of us Muslims including myself I am sorry to say, are too busy with our personal issues that we forget about he bigger issues that can destroy us sooner or later. I want to thank you and let you know that we appreciate all you do. Soon IA, we will follow!

    Abdinassir

    Comment by Abdinassir | December 20, 2012 | Reply

  3. i’ve been seeking to dialogue with Mr. siddiqui for a long time. My understanding is that it is the moderate Muslims who are considered, by those Muslims more faithful to the Quran, to be, for want of more accuracy, ‘backslidden’.

    (Any thoughts? I am sincerely curious)

    Comment by Bill | December 8, 2014 | Reply

    • Bill. I am afraid I do not understand your comment or your question, perhaps you could explain a bit?

      Personally, I hate the terms “moderate” and “radical” applied as prefixes to “Muslim”. Generally, I see these terms applied by people who have some bias against Muslims or, who know very little about Muslims. We Muslims are simply that; MUSLIMS. There is no “moderate” or “radical”, no “violent” or “extremist” or, “peaceful”, we are simply MUSLIMS. Yes, there are violent and extremists who are Muslims, just as there are violent and extremist Christians, Jews, Hindus and Buddhists, but today’s society does not identify those people as “extremist” Christians or, “violent” Jews. The prefix.suffix qualifiers are applied almost exclusively to Muslims as if to suggest that there are either violent Muslim or moderate ones and only the violent or extremist ones are recognized as “proper” Muslims, which is bunk.

      You are correct in saying that there are some Muslims who regard other Muslims as not adhering to the holy book, but that is true in any faith. I personally know Christians who declare that Catholics are not Christians, there are Jews who do not accept Reform or Conservative Jews to be real Jews, so what of it? Don’t we all like to believe our belief system is the best example of our faith?

      “Backslidden”? I have no idea what oyu mean or, how some Muslims would be seen as backsliding in their faith…which by the way, all people of all faiths do, but I sense oyu have a different meaning for backsliding Muslims. If you elaborate, I will be happy to respond.

      Comment by penjihad | December 8, 2014 | Reply

  4. Reply to penjihad

    I first heard of Jafar Siddiqi ,(Jeff), when he was interviewed by a talk show host Brian Suits on KVI. he struck me as a reasonable human being and faithful Muslim, of which I know there are many, whom I could learn from, dialogue with, and who would answer questions I have.
    it has been a guiding principle of mine for a decade, now, that there are two sides to every story. Having been an avid listener to talk radio, I have also become very aware that my mentality is a value commodity to those who would love to capture it, mold it, even corrupt it. By the way, in being a ‘talk radio listener’, I would just as frequently listen to “progressive talk 1090″, when it was on, as I would to KVI or KTTH ‘the truth’.

    I look forward to reading every word in your blog, over time, suspecting there are many answers to my questions here. I will write a subsequent post, clarifying (hopefully) my original question.

    Comment by Bill | December 10, 2014 | Reply


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