Sun Must Dawn From The West:
A discourse on
who is responsible for protracting terrorism and venting Islamic
By Ali Sina 22-Nov-2002
“Hundreds of Muslim youths have gone on the rampage in Nigeria's
capital, Abuja, following Friday prayers”, wrote the BBC's Haruna Bahago
in Abuja. One hundred people
were killed when Muslim rioters “armed with sticks, daggers and knives
set fire to vehicles and attacked anyone they suspected of being
Christian. “People were stabbed, bludgeoned or burned to death and two
hundred were seriously injured. At least four churches were destroyed”,
an eyewitness told the reporter of the Associated Press.
pageants are offensive to Muslim’s sensibilities. “Muslim groups say
the pageant promotes sexual promiscuity and indecency”, reported the
Associated Press. To add salt
to the wound, a Nigerian reporter suggested “the Prophet Mohammed would
have probably chosen to marry one of the Miss World contestants if he had
witnessed the beauty pageant”.
clothing is a personal matter. How
much skin a woman wishes to show is entirely up to her. As long as one
does not make a public show of obscenity, such as practicing nudity in
public places, how much clothing a person chooses to wear is a matter that
should be left entirely up to her. It
is not up to the state nor it is up the majority to impose their morality
do not like beauty pageants because they make those young women whose
beauty does not hold up to the industry standard feel inferior. I think
society should instead place more emphasis upon spiritual values.
If it were my choice, the winners among these beauty queens for
this year would be all 5 of those contestants who boycotted the pageant in
Nigeria to protest the verdict of those unmarried mothers sentenced to
stoning in that country. What
kind of beauty pageant is it when the most beautiful of all those 90
contestants are not even there!?
problem, and greater reality is the myopia of so many Muslims and their
twisted sense of morality. Muslims choose, even despite whatever protests
and resistance is given, however real or perceived, to impose their
morality upon others. I ask
you, what is more offensive? Showing one’s own flesh or tearing apart
will answer this father who raised a son with so many years of sacrifice
to be taken away from them so senselessly?
were someone’s father, someone’s husband, someone’s son. Their
lives, like any life, are even more precious than they are irreplaceable.
hundred people died, for what? What did they do to deserve this horrendous
death? Do those perpetrators as well as other Muslims ever think of the
pain the loved ones of these victims will now have to endure for the years
to come? Who will take care of that father when he is old, now that his
son has been snatched away from him? Who will hug that child and smile at him, provide for him,
and love him now that his father lies on the sidewalk covered in his own