that beauty pageants offend God. What
about these senseless killings? Do these scenes please God?
“Allah’u’Akbar, Allah’u’Akbar”, they shouted while they burned
innocent passersbys, stabbing them to death. Is this the way to celebrate
the greatness of God? Does God really want us to kill people, burn their
homes and their houses of worship? What kind of God is Allah that a parade
of a bunch of girls in swimming suit offends him and the murder of
hundreds of innocent people pleases him?
organizing beauty pageants are wrong or right is entirely a personal
issue. I am not in favor of such contests for several reasons. Nevertheless, I do not think the display of such natural
beauty offends God, nor do I think these contests necessarily degrade
women. However, I believe
that society must emphasize and focus upon greater values.
One better idea would be to reward those girls who do something for
the cause of world peace, for human rights, for the environment or for
humanitarian causes? These are, in my opinion, the values that the society
must exalt, not just the curves of the female body. But the question
remains, who am I to impose my values on others. I have the right to write
about my values and what I think is the right thing to do, but do I also
have the right to impose my values on others, and even further, to murder
innocent people if they do not share my values?
that the Islamic world faces is far greater and far more embedded than any
problem the rest of humanity shares.
Muslims are simply unable to accept the right of others to think
differently. They do not
hesitate to commit murder in order to impose their values on others.
There are over six billion people on this planet. Each one of us
has different beliefs, different values. That is not the problem and is as
it should be. The problem is that one billion people want to force their
beliefs and values on the rest without their consent, and without
consideration to even basic human rights.
Since fighting someone who does not adhere to their values is
considered an act of piety, 9:29
they are determined to achieve their objectives by any means, including
into pieces the Jews in Israel has become an almost daily occurrence. Some
say that this is simply an issue over land. That is not true. The truth is
that land is just an excuse for a greater goal.
What about the massacre in Bali, was that over land too? What
about the burning of a train in Gujarat India packed with Hindu passengers? Was
that over land dispute? What about the killing of the Christian health
workers and the Christian school kids in Pakistan? Yesterday, on Nov.
21st, an American evangelist, Bonnie Penner Witherall, a 31 year-old
Christian nurse, was shot dead in Sidon, Libanon. Her crime was
“proselytizing Christianity to young Muslims”.
None of these senseless murders were over land, nor the
massacre in Nigeria and the tragedy of 9/11 had anything to do with land.
No, this is about values and the imposition of values and the will
to impose those Islamic values on non-Muslims everywhere. In other words,
a war against Humanity.
you do is offensive to Muslim’s “sensibilities”. The beauty pageant
is offensive to Muslim's sensibilities because, according to them, it
“denigrates women”. It does not matter to Muslims that even if that is
true it is none of their business. Those women have made their choice to
participate in that contest. If it denigrates them, it is their business
and not the Muslims’. The frescoes and the sculptures of European
masters such as Da Vinci, and Rafael depicting human
figures, especially those done as nudes, are offensive to Muslim's
sensibilities. The Michaelangelo's
statute of La Pieta showing Jesus after crucifixion, who according
to Muslims was a "Muslim" prophet and who was not crucified is
offensive to Muslim's sensibilities.
including those composed by Beethoven and Mozart, are offensive to
Muslim's sensibilities. Women wearing swimming suits or even walking in
casual clothing without Islamic covering are offensive to Muslim's
sensibilities. Quoting the verses of the Quran, verbatim, that call for
waging war on unbelievers, rape of the women captured in war, beating
women and killing the pagans, Jews and Christians are offensive to
Muslim’s sensibilities. Reading from the Hadith, the very books written
by Muslims and followed meticulously for over a millennium that describe
Muhammad as a womanizer, a pedophile, a rapist, a looter and an assassin,
is offensive to Muslim’s sensibilities.
offended when you say that Islam is a violent religion and they threaten
you with violence until you apologize and withdraw your statement. When
Jerry Falwell, and Pat Robertson said Islam is not a religion of peace,
Muslims around the world went into violent frenzy to protest. Muslims in
Bombay, India rioted and an Iranian cleric threatened Falwell with death.
Things went so out of hand that the National Council of Churches fearing
for the lives of the Christians in Islamic countries had to issue a
statement, condemning Falwell and distancing themselves from him. But that
did not prevent the death of the health worker Bonnie Penner.