September 16th, 2010
03:00 PM ET

Our Take: How to reclaim Islam from the radicals

Editor's Note: Khalil Nouri was born in an Afghan political family. He is the co-founder of New World Strategies Coalition Inc., a native think tank for nonmilitary solutions for Afghanistan. Michael Hughes is a journalist for The Huffington Post and Examiner.com and is a strategist for the New World Strategies Coalition.

By Khalil Nouri and Michael Hughes, Special to CNN

Contrary to popular belief, most of the Islamic faithful were severely disturbed by the 9/11 attacks. According to Gallup, 93 percent of Muslims across the globe condemn the heinous acts, and many found it appalling that deranged jihadists hijacked two planes and killed over 3,000 innocents in the name of Islam.

These extremists also hijacked Islam itself. Muslims can rescue their religion only through a solution that is spiritual in nature.

Although a relatively diminutive percentage of the total, Muslims who adhere to Islamic radicalism have done significant damage. Take Afghanistan, where U.S.-led forces are struggling against the Taliban and al Qaeda, movements described as “fascism with an Islamic face”.

Sadly, these Islamofascists are winning the war of ideas, peddling their perversion of Islam quite effectively, beating the coalition on the battlefield and, more importantly, in the minds of the local populace.

The U.S. cannot kill militants fast enough, as a seemingly endless stream of young jihadists pours in from thousands of Wahabbi and Deobondi madrassas, where the seeds of radical ideology are planted in minds of future suicide bombers.

Today, poor socioeconomic conditions combined with a lack of strong political leadership have created a perfect storm in places like Afghanistan and Pakistan, causing young Muslims to feel hopeless and desperate.

Meanwhile, an impressive extremist media infrastructure tells them their individual religious duty is to take up arms in defense of Islam against the West. Poverty-stricken and neglected by their governments, the average young Muslim on the street becomes susceptible to these messages, his subconscious mind open to reactionary ideas that oppose the status quo, including jihadism.

Jihadists vow to establish a caliphate and implement Islamic law by any means, including overthrowing apostate regimes. They believe jihadists are the only true believers and that the rest of the world consists of hostile nonbelievers whose sole purpose is the destruction of Islam. The extremists’ main enemies are other Muslims who oppose jihad or support nonbelievers.

In contrast, traditional Islam allows for many forms of governance but holds that laws in a Muslim country should be inspired by Islam. This can be loosely interpreted to mean that laws must be moral. Most Muslims do not want to see another caliphate. Followers of modern Islam even see private life and government as separate matters.

Military force alone will never beat jihadist concepts and, in most cases, will simply make the problem worse. Going on the offensive against terrorists requires attacking their center of gravity – which is their narrative.

The extremists’ source of strength must be appropriated by forcefully contesting their ideas with undeniable truths based on historical facts. One of the best ways to do this is via fatwas, formal Islamic legal opinions issued by recognized religious authorities.

Fatwas issued by authorized scholars based on the true interpretation of Islamic Shariah will be given prominence over the opinions of unqualified Muslims.

A council of senior ulema (great imams) can be congregated in some secular and secure Islamic state where the most respected Islamic leaders in the world can collectively issue fatwas that publicly rebuke terrorism and anti-Islamic acts such as beheading, school blazing, suicide and martyr operations carried out in the name of Islam. They can also prohibit youth worldwide from traveling into terrorist hubs to engage in jihad.

The next step is to establish rehabilitation centers through Islamic seminary branches in the vicinities of militant operations in Afghanistan and Pakistan to divert recruits from entering terror camps. Young Muslims and even some hardcore terrorists, given the opportunity, would rather receive an Islamic awakening from preeminent scholars than suffer through the curriculum of barely-literate Mullahs.

Full caution must be taken that the endeavor is free from influence by non-Islamic states and that only Muslims are seen leading and financing it.

Islam is suffering because the ulema, prominent imams and the Muslim intellectuals, are failing to publicly renounce the societal disease of radicalism. They have an opportunity to reintroduce the true Islam of peace and love over the distorted version that preaches holy war and hate.

The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of  Khalil Nouri and Michael Hughes.

- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: 'Ground zero mosque' • Islam • Muslim • Opinion

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  1. Muneef


    September 23, 2010 at 3:09 am |
  2. Muneef

    "Love for Five and Forget Five"
    Dr. Ibrahim Dremali
    Islamic Center of Greater Austin, Texas
    Video Lecture explains the hadith of the Prophet of the love people have for five things which results in their forgetting of five others.  Must see and Hear for all especially the newly converted Muslims!
    See It On Google:
    http://video. google.com/ videoplay? docid=4192910051 214358923&hl=en

    September 23, 2010 at 1:56 am |
  3. Summaya

    Please read this:

    September 20, 2010 at 8:15 am |
    • Muneef

      Wow does it mean that the plains were directed by Auto Pilot to hit the towerrs ? Well that is possible for the Hulk to do in order to free it self from all protocols and commetments or agreements under the exuse of being attacked to give it self the right to invade other countries the was trying to invade long ago but being stoped and not freed to do it until gave a reason for same? Holywood films tactics? Any way only God Knows.

      September 21, 2010 at 2:21 am |
  4. Peace

    Human's have to have faith in something, just ruins it for everyone when they have faith in destroying something/one/etc.

    Is it not the case that Islam allows the Muslim to keep her/his faith between him/herself and Allah?
    All the major faiths, from ancient history to more recent ones, are similar, one can follow certain "threads" through them all. One is essentially the thread of 'peace and kindness', another is the thread of 'Punishment of destructive efforts' in general.

    Religion seems to me to be about self control. Some of us need religion to have it, some don't. For those who r not religious, and cannot understand why some would be followers, consider that there are as many human experiences as there r humans, and so as many diff. sets of needs.

    Hence tolerance.

    September 20, 2010 at 2:08 am |
  5. Muneef





    How many Sura are in Holy Quran ?



    How many Verses are in Holy Quran ?



    How many dots are in Holy Quran ?



    How many over bar (zaber) are in Holy Quran ? (FATHA)



    How many under bar ( Zaer ) are in Holy Quran ? (KASRA)



    How many Raque are in Holy Quran ?



    How many stop ( Waqf ) are in Holy Quran ?



    How many Thashdeed are in Holy Quran ?



    How many letters are in Holy Quran ?



    How many pash are in Holy Quran ?



    How many Madd are in Holy Quran ?



    How many words are in Holy Quran ?



    How many parts of Holy Quran ?



    How many time Besmillah Al-Rahmaan Al-Raheem is repeated ?



    How many Sura start with Besmillah Al-Rahmaan Al-Raheem ?



    How many time the word 'Quran' is repeated in Holy Quran ?



    Which is the longest Sura of Holy Quran ?



    Which is the best drink mentioned in Holy Quran ?



    The best eatable thing mentioned in Holy Quran is ?



    Which is the shortest Sura of Holy Quran ?



    The longest verse of Holy Quran is in which Sura?

    Al-Baqarah No.282


    The most disliked thing by the God though Halal is ?



    Which letter is used for the most time in Holy Quran.?



    Which letter is used for the lest time in Holy Quran ?



    Which is the best night mentioned in Holy Quran ?

    Night of Qadar.


    Which is the best month mentioned in Holy Quran ?



    Which is the biggest animal mentioned in Holy Quran ?



    Which is the smallest animal mentioned in Holy Quran ?



    How many words are in the longest Sura of Holy Quran ?



    How many words are in the smallest Sura of Holy Quran ?



    Which Sura of Holy Quran is called the mother of Quran ?

    Sura Hamd


    How many Sura start with Al-Hamdullelah ?

    Five_ Hamd, Inaam, Kahf, Saba & Fatr.


    Which Sura has the same number of verses as the number of Sura of Holy Quran ?

    Taqveer, 114 verses.


    How many Sura's name is only one letter ?

    Three, Qaf, Sad & Noon.


    How many Sura start with word " Inna " ?

    Four sura – Fatha, Nuh,Qadr, Qausar.


    Which Sura has the number of its verses equal to the number of Masumeen ?

    Saf, 14 verses.


    Which sura are called Musabbahat ?

    Esra, Hadeed, Hsar, Juma, Taghabun & Aala.


    How many sura are Makkahi and how many are Madni ?

    Macci 86, Madni 28.


    Which sura is on the name of tribe of Holy Prophet ?



    Which sura is called the heart of Holy Quran ?



    In which sura the name of Allah is repeated five time ?

    Sura al-Haj.


    Which sura are named Azaiam ?

    Sajdah, Fusselat, Najum & Alaq.


    Which sura is on the name of one Holy war ?

    Sura Ahzaab.


    Which sura is on the name of one metal ?

    Sura Hadeed


    Which sura does not starts with Bismellah ?

    Sura Tauba.


    Which sura is called ' Aroos-ul-Quran ?

    Sura Rehman.


    Which sura is considered as 1/3 of holy Quran ?

    Sura tauheed.


    The name of how many sura are with out dot ?

    Hamd, Raad, Toor, Room, Masad.


    In which sura Besmillah came twice ?

    Sura Naml.


    How many sura start with the Initials ( Mukette'at )

    29 Sura.


    Which Sura was revealed twice ?

    Sura Hamd.


    In which Sura the back biter are condemned ?

    Sura Humzah.


    In which Sura the name of Allah is repeated in every verse ?

    Sura Mujadala.


    In which Sura the letter 'Fa' did not come ?



    Which Sura are called Muzetain ?

    Falk & Nas.


    Which are those Sura if their name are reversed remain the same ?

    Lael & Tabbat.


    Which is that Sura if its first letter is remove becomes the name of one of the city of Saudi Arab?



    Which Sura start with word ' Tabara Kallazi' '

    Mulk & Furkan


    Macci Sura were revealed in how many years ?

    13 years


    Madani Sura were revealed in how many years ?

    10 years.


    Which sura start with word Kad ?

    Mujadala & Momenoon.


    Which Sura is related to Hazrat Ali ?

    Sura Adiat.


    How many Sura are in 30th. Chapter ?



    Which sura every verse ends with letter 'Dal ' ?



    Which Sura is revealed in respect of Ahllelbayet ?

    Sura Dahr.


    Which sura every verse ends with letter ' Ra '



    In which sura the creation of human being is mentioned ?

    Sura Hijr V-26.


    In which sura the regulations for prisoner of war is mentioned ?

    Sura Nesa


    Which sura is having the laws about marriage ?

    Sura Nesa.


    Which sura if its name is reversed becomes the name of one bird ?

    Sura Room.


    In which sura the story of the worship of cow of Bani Esra'iel is mentioned ?

    Sura Taha.


    In which sura the law of inheritance is mentioned?

    Sura Nesa.


    In which sura the Hegira of Holy Prophet is mentioned ?

    Sura Infall.


    In which Sura the 27 Attributes of God are mentioned ?

    Sura Hadeed.

    "If you haven't cried, your eyes can't be beautiful."

    Very interesting findings Might grasp your attention:

    Holy Qur'an

    That mention one thing is equal to another ,

    I.e. Men are equal to women. Although this makes sense grammatically ,

    The astonishing fact is that the number of times the word man appears in the Holy Qur'an

    Is 24 and number of times the word woman appears is also 24 ,

    Therefore not only is this phrase correct in

    The grammatical sense but also true mathematically ,

    I.e. 24 = 24.

    Holy Qur'an where it says one thing is like another.

    See below for astonishing result of

    The words mentioned number of times in Arabic

    Holy Qur'an
    Dunia (one name for life) 115.
    Aakhirat (one name for the life After this world) 115

    Malaika (Angels) 88 .Shayteen (Satan) 88
    Life 145 ...... Death 145
    Benefit 50 . Corrupt 50
    People 50 .. Messengers 50
    Eblees (king of devils) 11 . Seek refuge from Eblees 11

    Museebah (calamity) 75 . Thanks 75

    Spending (Sadaqah) 73 . Satisfaction 73

    People who are mislead 17 . Dead people 17

    Muslimeen 41 . Jihad 41

    Gold 8 . Easy life 8
    Magic 60 . Fitnah (dissuasion , misleading) 60

    Zakat (Taxes Muslims pay to the poor) 32 .......

    Barakah (Increasing or blessings of wealth) 32

    Mind 49 . Noor 49
    Tongue 25 . Sermon 25
    Desite 8 . Fear 8

    Speaking publicly 18 . Publicising 18

    Hardship 114 .... Patience 114

    Muhammed 4 . Sharee'ah (Muhammed's teachings) 4

    Man 24. Woman 24

    And amazingly enough have a look how many times
    The following words appear:

    Salat 5 , Month 12 , Day 365 ,

    Sea 32 , Land 13

    Sea + land =

    32+ 13= 45

    Sea = 32/45*100q.= 71.11111111%

    Land = 13/45*100 = 28.88888889%

    Sea + land 100.00%

    Modern science has only recently proven that the water covers

    71.111% of the

    Earth , while the land covers 28.889%.

    Is this a coincidence? Question is that

    Who taught Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) all this? Reply automatically comes in mind that ALMIGHTY ALLAH Taught him.

    September 19, 2010 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply

    September 19, 2010 at 10:35 pm |
  6. Summaya

    This article was posted in Pakistan too.The most read blog there. The comments there are an eye opener.
    Please read if interested:

    September 19, 2010 at 9:08 pm |
  7. Muneef

    A Beautiful story about QURAN.
    Why do we read Quran, even if we can't understand a single Arabic word???
    *An old American Muslim lived on a farm in the mountains of eastern Kentucky with his young grandson. Each morning Grandpa was up early sitting at the kitchen table reading his Quran. His grandson wanted to be just like him and tried to imitate him in every way he could.
    One day the grandson asked, "Grandpa! I try to read the Quran just like you but I don't understand it, and what I do understand I forget as soon as I close the book. What good does reading the Qur'an do?"
    The Grandfather quietly turned from putting coal in the stove and replied, "Take this coal basket down to the river and bring me back a basket of water.
    The boy did as he was told, but all the water leaked out before he got back to the house. The grandfather laughed and said, "You'll have to move a little faster next time," and sent him back to the river with the basket to try again. This time the boy ran faster, but again the basket was empty before he returned home. Out of breath, he told his grandfather that it was impossible to carry water in a basket, and he went to get a bucket instead.
    The old man said, "I don't want a bucket of water; I want a basket of water. You're just aganot trying hard enough," and he went out the door to watch the boy try in.
    At this point, the boy knew it was impossible, but he wanted to show his grandfather that even if he ran as fast as he could, the water would leak out before he got back to the house. The boy again dipped the basket into river and ran hard, but when he reached his grandfather the basket was again empty. Out of breath, he said, "See Grandpa, it's useless!"
    "So you think it is useless?" The old man said, "Look at the basket."
    The boy looked at the basket and for the first time realized that the basket was different. It had been transformed from a dirty old coal basket and was now clean, inside and out.
    Son, that's what happens when you read the Qur'an . You might not understand or remember everything, but when you read it, you will be changed, inside and out when you read time by time . That is the work of Allah in our lives.."
    The Prophet Muhammad (pbuh & his family) says: *"The one who guides to good will be rewarded equally"

    September 19, 2010 at 6:39 pm |
  8. Muneef

    Well i guess I will never learn how but will try ?

    September 19, 2010 at 6:03 am |
  9. Muneef

    @Summaya, nice Arabic/Islamic Name meaning some thing high above all dirt gist as Samia means, I congratulate for this name. Now about good and bad just for every action there is a reaction and that violence bring over and about violence !!! And as said if to be cautious from your enemy once you have to be cautious from your friend Ten times or a hundred so now if you became to recognize your enemy as Islam or few violent Muslims then please find out what's your friend doing behind your back under your protection as a country I mean of course?? Check who is dragging your body over the thorns, as a country of course. Hope now peace2all will not be accusing me of using tactics of Hitler in order for me to build reasonable doubt ??

    September 19, 2010 at 4:27 am |
    • peace2all

      @Muneef & @Summaya

      Again...... I ONLY wish you both PEACE..... and may we ALL get along with understanding and respect.

      You may 'ask' me anything.... and I will answer you with honesty and truthfullness.

      Peace be upon you both.....

      September 19, 2010 at 4:44 am |
    • Muneef

      @peace2all, well yes can you guide me on how to add pictures ,sorry but as informed you before it is my first time on blogs? Thanks in advance.

      September 19, 2010 at 5:07 am |
    • Critter


      Please do not post pictures here. If you feel you can only show your meanings using a picture or movie, then "upload" it to one of the many websites all over the internet that are built for that.

      I for one would much rather you did not post pictures. Please try to use words instead. Pictures AND words can both be misinterpreted, but pictures are a poor argument. Either you know what you want to say or you don't.

      September 19, 2010 at 5:14 am |
    • Muneef

      @Critter, hmm you are right again although what I had in mind a few wise spoken word in picture cards and not ugly scenes or plays or use smilies now and then for close expressions of emotions but never mind really since true it could go further than that. So thanks for your advice.

      September 19, 2010 at 5:51 am |
  10. Muneef

    @peace2all, How can I believe or trust any one speaks bad and lies about my belief I am Arabic from Yemen and Muslim and no one can turn me against my race or belief. It is true that there are so many lies and fake informations are being fed to Internet by enemies of Arabs and Muslims but that was meant to mislead the non Muslims and not for us since we know where we stand and well aware of our religion and the teachings of Islam ? So really there is nothing about it to decide. Unless you mean that he will turn attacking me just as he does with you well in such case I cannot judge the whole Americans for the doings of one lunatic, can I? So don't worry this is one of the tax's that has to be paid for the freedom of speech that widen the gap between your nation unity allowing who ever comes and settles in America to open his mouth cursing others in the name of America and then you wonder the cause of hatred building up among your unity and among your neighbors.but what surprises me is how the filters are not flagging him? Or does it only work on people speaking of good and reason?? Thanks again

    September 19, 2010 at 4:11 am |
    • Critter


      You say: "no one can turn me against my race or belief."

      What is your race? Are you from Mars? We are all human, are we not?
      Or do you think that those people across the border or in a different neighborhood are a different species than you?

      The human race is you, me, and everyone past, present, and future who are members of the human race, yes?
      Then why do you think people are trying to turn you against everyone else? Isn't it your "Islam" that is doing that already?
      Do you not hate those who do not believe as you do?

      And if no one can turn you from your beliefs, then why are you here? To spread your beliefs? What makes you think we need your beliefs?

      Will they give us a dreamy peaceful feeling as you throw rocks at helpless women?

      Will your beliefs help us to live with the rest of the world? Because I am convinced that Islam would do just the opposite.

      What about living with that woman who is now in hiding because of your "beliefs"?...what about her rights as a human being? Did Allah not make her a human being as you are a human being?

      Muneef, your "peaceful" beliefs are turned into violent madness before our eyes almost EVERY DAY. Your protesting that you religion is "peaceful" is shown to be a lie by every violent act that "Islam" does.

      You may say that you personally did not do these things, but Islam is based upon the Q'uran, which has these violent things written in it for all to see. I myself have seen them. They are not peaceful unless you think the only "peace" anyone should have is the "peace" of death.
      Then your "peacefulness" makes sense. Otherwise it does not make sense to me.

      Would you turn your brother away from madness if you could? That is what I would like to do, but I know my limits.

      So I would ask: Where is your wisdom? Where is the "truth" of Islam when you allow violent madness and anger to be an "allowed interpretation" of the Q'uran?

      Do you think the words of a man who lived hundreds of years ago is just "Allah" speaking to you?
      What is this wonderful dirt you have been eating?? What did that man do besides make up the words as he went along?
      You hear nothing new from Allah. You only have words written by human beings and nothing from Allah.

      Your Q'uran is written and interpreted by men, not Allah. This turns you into their tool. That's what religions do.
      That is my belief and my knowledge.
      If these beliefs and my knowledge are lacking, then I apologize for my ignorance. I am only human, like you.

      If I could heal you of your anger, what would you find in your Q'uran? Anything new from Allah? Any words that would let you stay healed of your anger?

      Hating is not difficult, but neither is loving other people as fellow human beings.

      Violence is for the weak-minded who cannot solve their problems any other way.

      Anger is what children feel when they do not get their way. If you are not allowed to harm others like your Q'uran "says" to you, then will you be angry? Will you hate those who stop you from harming others? Will you continue in madness?

      If I am not busy doing other things or already dead, I will watch the destruction of humanity knowing that I could heal no one, and that it seemed pretty inevitable to me for most of my life. It is a hard thing to bear, but I am getting used to it.

      I am sorry to know of anyone that is a slave to madness. Including you and all your fellow Muslims.
      May you find healing someday...for madness is madness no matter what your Q'uran or your manipulators say.

      What does one say to madness, anyway? I have been trying to figure that one out for years.....

      September 19, 2010 at 6:41 am |
    • Muneef

      @Critter...Woo man you really not want me to participate with you attacking me all the time but honest to God I am not an angry type and have no hate towards any other religion as I was brought up in Aden during being a British Colony and we Muslims,Christians,Jews and Hindus were living peacefully with each other until some political changes took place that made all immigrate all over the world, there and then we were having our education in a Christian school taught by Priests how to read and write. Then in my youth traveled to England for my education for four years before coming back to Yemen but all my life I had no hate because I know that judging is for God to judge and not us the slaves of God.
      Our prophet was an illiterate can't read or write but the words were put to his mouth which he memorized and had it written by his clossest friend and follower and our belief in it is what is called Imman and that is believing that was not seen or witnessed. The Quran is about 1,431 years old if I got it right and during then the laws within might have been the best solution to control people there and then since there were no prisons of facilities to straighten people out or fight crime. Now in the modern Arabian republics we have no longer the laws of stoning or chopping hands as was sincecthere are facilities now available to straighten such acts. The things you mention might be existing only in limited countries that have not separated religion from the state and as you might know from history Christianity was not much better when religion run the state when all thinkers,inventors and so on were accused of witchcraft and were burnt alive same burning alive rule Chiristian had for women that Islam stoned so you see same same..
      Now about the acts of distraction to humans our Religion is free from and repeat that those who as some one called them Nut Heads are victims of misguidance by those practice dirty politics and may even be in conspiracy with the enemies under the disguise of Islam or under any religion name just as those at your side did once. Our religion told us to fight the enemy face to face with swords until kill or be killed but had forbidden us from taking our lives with our own hand (Suicide) and that who does that goes to hell and would never be reworded for fighting for Islam but today we see young men do that as a suicidal bombers killing them selves with out a fair fight and killing innocent people who are not the enemy and that is another contradiction to Islam which clearly shows that what we are against is not Islam but with those used to be called Al Hashasheen and this has a story that some time in the past a prince had a big casle up the mountains and he used to bring young men offering them food,fun,women,alcohol, hashish and opiums until the get addicted then he throws them out of the casle giving them instruction that if they are to come back to his man made Paradise they are to kill this and that then come back but if they fail they will be killed, so he was the prince of assassins that was used by who ever can pay for reshaping politics, so as you can see his teachings and practices are here still existing and still working against Islam and disguised as being of Islam to fool those young victims (Nut Heads). So hope was able to cover your points and hope you use less hearting words if you need to clarify

      September 19, 2010 at 4:04 pm |
  11. Summaya

    I find Hone Something as a blotch to good Americans just as violent muslims are to us generally.
    Good Americans must reject him. because people like these do not represent the "good people". They are there with vested interests.I am positive this is a fake ID being used by someone desirous of spreading further hatred.
    Such people must not be allowed on respectable SITES.

    September 19, 2010 at 3:22 am |
    • peace2all


      You are right in your thinking about @honestanon....... he is a very 'hate-filled' person towards all muslim's. All you have to do is read his posts and see his videos he brings on from the internet as propoganda. Trying to show the small, small minority of bad that happens to make it seem like ALL MULIM'S are that way.

      Do not trust this man..... I am very sorry that there is such a person who uses tactics like a very bad person of our worlds past named HITLER.

      I also, believe that he uses different i.d's ....as others have posted similar thoughts about this man.

      I am so sorry for this person...He does *not* represent what a *good American* is.... Please remember that....

      Peace to you....

      September 19, 2010 at 3:36 am |
  12. Muneef

    @Honest-Anon, You are here attacking Islam so much and want to show that Islam behind all wars on earth ? When Islam was fresh yet started to spread in the Arabian peninsular Rome was in war with Persia and when the war was won we Muslims became happy and mentioned in the Quran that Christian Rome won the war against Persia which was worshiping Fire there and then. So you see wars were already existing even before Islam and was the Old Rome as it is today the new Rome and nothing changed since? After all The New Rome has found ,funded and raised that beast of Al-Q and the Tali-ban why? It was because they needed them to drive the soviets out of there and now that their role has finished they are being chased. You people always needed an enemy to carry a fight with there were Nazi's then Communists how chasing ghosts while thinking of fighting Persia again but this time they are not worshiping fire but worshiping God so now so how are equal in religion of belief? So you see every time a nation try to pick rising their head you get all fearful and try to destroy the seeds before it grows. ( Wonder wether that what Bob Marley meant by singing I shot the Sherif but I didn't shoot the deputy)?.

    September 19, 2010 at 2:35 am |
    • Muneef

      @Honest-Anon, seriously other than being an American now where were you from or your elders from? What religion is your belief? What has Islam done you wrong? Or are you just doing that for fun or pleasing somebody or what there must be a reason for every thing so what is your personal reason for your acts of hatred... And I become to know it I would excuse you for it?

      September 19, 2010 at 3:14 am |
    • peace2all


      See.... Read @honestanon's postings..... you will see all of the 'hatred' and yet he tried to 'bait' you into 'answering' questions from him, so as to trap you into admitting something by 'swearing over the Qur'an'..... I have made no requests of you...I have only tried to help.. and have continually wished you Peace.....

      Again.. Peace to you...

      September 19, 2010 at 3:29 am |
    • peace2all


      And.... You can also go through and see how he has been attacking me and others... Do 'not' trust this man. He does have 'hatred' in his heart.


      September 19, 2010 at 3:31 am |
  13. Summaya

    Dear Hone Something
    What U state fall within the purview of HATE SPEECH. I think actionable in court of law in USA?
    As per your second question to substantiate my claim,if only you take off your biased glasses & re read my mail,I think the shoe is in the other foot.You need to answer some real bad things U guys been doing.
    Have another Biased Day.

    September 18, 2010 at 11:44 pm |
    • honestanon


      September 19, 2010 at 1:42 am |
    • honestanon


      September 19, 2010 at 1:43 am |
    • peace2all


      Yes....Please pay attention to @Summaya's last post...... and see how she has been attacked by @HONESTANON

      For those of us who have been on these blogs since the begining there is a new comer...

      His name is @HONESTANON---He is inciting hatred(towards muslims), inciting hatred and telling falsehoods against some of the rest of us, and attempting to squelch free speech.

      These are tactics used by someone in the past named --HITLER.

      I felt the need for the sake of the rest of us to speak out since he seems to be attacking anyone who is not in agreement with him...

      I want you to know who this person 'really' is....

      I wish the rest of you peace......

      September 19, 2010 at 1:49 am |
    • honestanon

      Go to bed, Troll

      September 19, 2010 at 2:03 am |
    • peace2all


      You started all of the HATE-MONGERING, AND INCITING AND AGITATING, while also spreading lies and ATTACKING some of the rest of us.

      Good night HITLER wannabe......

      I wish you peace....

      September 19, 2010 at 2:13 am |
  14. Ether

    Issue a counter fatwa to all cleric who gives the order to kill non-believers. Those fatwa is good only for muslims. Islammic principles does not apply to non-islam.

    September 18, 2010 at 11:10 pm |
  15. Muneef


    Hi, I don't know if a religion can be enjoyed since nothing to enjoy but being in peace with one's self worshiping God Almighty..
    As a religion worshiping/pray to God makes you peaceful and spiritually strong,full of confidence and fearless.
    Do not know who Islam is harming since nothing in the Holy Book verses or the Prophet Muhammed teaching tells us to harm others ! But says we are to are to protect,defend and fight for our rights and that is a natural reaction.
    At the age of 49 now as I can remember I have never harmed any body that I know of not physically nor emotionally I hope..I have made mistakes harms in my Youth but was just as a human being made a mistake that he regrets it now but was never intended or made under any certain belief religious or non religious..
    Am I peaceful ? Well no not lately with what ever is happening to the world from Wars to Natural Disasters and finally the financial crises that when it hits one hits all.
    How strong in my faith? Well my faith in God as a creator and all that he has created is strong enough and will never doubt that, but bit slow with doing my prayers as should, even this Ramazan did not fast well for reasons but my conscience is making me restless about it.
    How tight is your grip on reality? This I am not sure what it means but can say that realty is sore and times a person has to dream giving him self hope that things would become brighter because with out hope there would be no interest to live...
    How much self-control do you have? Am not sure as well what that means but can say I try my best to self control my self from Anger/revenge and that negativity but unfortunately it weakens a bit in front of beautiful attractive females and realizing that weakness force my eyes not to wander scanning them.
    Oh my God only now realize where you want to drag me to...I am sorry friend and did not want to intrude in your USA business but it was the Florida Dove's Church and her priest that woke me up and called for me and would call upon every Muslim to intrude wether they like it or not it is a call of duty for us towards our Religion and our Brothers in faith so hope your people would stop their provoke so we can go on with our lives in peace, you don't know how much time wasted on this issue when I should be looking after my business.??

    September 18, 2010 at 8:40 pm |
    • Critter


      So you have no self-control. Then what is the difference between you and a dog with rabies? Do you let a dog with rabies run loose? Is that what Allah would want you to do and to be as well?

      Your lies are getting more transparent with each passing moment. May you find peace with Allah -after all that you have has been taken away from you. I have caught you again.
      Allah shows me your lies, I guess. Who else would do such a thing?

      September 19, 2010 at 7:33 am |
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