Well, this day was not far away when our enemies decide that they should modify “Never Again!” to read, “Maybe just one more time…”, but this time, against Muslims.
Swiss politician Alexander Muller’s Tweet read: “Maybe we need another Kristallnacht… this time for mosques.”
We have had a hysteria-creep that began with associating Muslims with Continue reading
We have all mourned the tragedy of the children slaughtered on Norway by Anders Breivig, a right-wing Christian terrorist. Muslims heaved a sigh of relief that this man was not a “Muzlem“, as everyone believed at first, but a REAL, “homegrown Terrorist”, i.e., a Christian. Some of us Muslims, have taken great pains to point out that Breivig is NOT a Muslim and conversation has been place on the front burner, that Christians…non-Muslims…are just as capable of butchery as Muslims.
In the next few days, there will be endless acknowledgments that yes, we must also be wary of Christian right-wing extremists as we are of Muslim extremists and that terrorism is not a monopoly after all. There will also be the inevitable, “yes, BUT…” and people will start to point at Muslims again and eventually, the conversation that remains, will once again, focus on Muslims and on Islam. Continue reading
Finally, after a gap of seven years, I made plans to go to Pakistan! I had long decided to not even think of going to Pakistan unless I could go for at least 4-6 weeks, but an opportunity presented itself that permitted that allowed me to go for only 16 days; it did not take long for me to decide that even though it was the peak of Summer and the time was extremely brief (for me), I would still go. With temperatures ranging from 40-44C (112-120F), I was assured by my family that I would die there; my response was that as long as I had one mango in each hand and one in my mouth, I would die happy. Continue reading
(First published on March 31, 2008, updated on April 3, 2010)
I just saw “Fitna“; Goebbels would be envious.
The one highly successful rule being exercised throughout this 16-minute film is: Lie with confidence, lie mightily and with a righteous wrath that will silence all those who do not know better.
It is amazing how like wildfire, a lie can spread when the target is something or someone we want to hate, as much as America and the West seem to want to hate Islam.
Hate, Fear and ignorant minds, are essential ingredients for the exploitation of the “Other/Them” and supremacy of “Us”.
Thus it is today, that so many in the West, have selected Islam and Muslims as their target du jour and are taking constant, extraordinary measures, to create a vicious image of Islam, Muslims and Arabs.