following message was emailed to me by Mr. Iftikhar
Ahmad the director of
of Islamics. My response is in continuation.
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and Arabophobia has been part of western culture since the Crusades, with
Saddam and Osama only the latest in a long line of Arab bogeymen. The real
reason for the current spate of Islamophobia is the fact that Islam has
been the fastest growing religion in the world and as such poses a threat
to the West. This is happening inspite of widespread misconceptions and
negative media portrayed of Islam.
against Islam in the West developed due to historic rivalry of
Christianity against Islam. The defeat of Christians by the Muslims in
Crusades was a big shock for the Christian world. These deep wounds are
still so fresh in the Christian world today that the parents, media,
politicians and teachers feel it a duty to nurture the feelings of
prejudice against Islam in the hearts and minds of their young
generations. According to Runnymede Trust,
has become “an institutionally Islamophobic” society in which Muslims
are demonised. Hostility towards Muslims is still a major problem and is
not being taken seriously enough by race relations bodies. According to
Dr. Richard Stone, there is now renewed talk of a clash of civilizations,
a new global cold war, and mounting concern that the already fragile
foothold gained by Muslim communities in
is threatened by ignorance and intolerance. According to John Gieve of the
Home office, Islamic extremism might be a “symptom of disaffection”.
The same disaffection previously surfaced during the riots that shook
and Christian scholars, the so called Western Orientals have always tried
to mispresent Islam in their writings. They have always tried to spread
baseless lies against Islam in a very authentic and scholarly style,
hiding their deep rooted hatred against Islam. They have called all
efforts to restore pure Islam in Muslim countries as “fundamentalist
movements” against modern-day material progress and economic
development. Lacy O’Leary in the book “Islam at the cross road”:
“history makes it clear however, that the legend of fanatical Muslims
sweeping through the world and forcing Islam at the point of the sword
upon conquered races is one of the most fantastically absurd myth that
historians have ever repeated.” Even Gandhi refuted the false
propaganda, otherwise, one could not find even a single Hindu or
non-Muslim in the Indian sub-continent and on top of that Sikhism could
not dare to emerge as a religion.
would be the largest Muslim country in the world. In the 20th
century new images emerged, the fanatical terrorist, the stone-thrower and
the suicide bomber. According to Lord Carey, there was a deep-rooted
. There is a worrying ignorance of Muslim people and suspicion of their
presence in the United Kingdom. It is assumed by many that Muslims wish to
take over ‘our country and if we allow them to enter Britain in
significant numbers they will in time make the country Islamic’.
Denis MacShane, the Minister for
urged British Muslims to adopt the “British norms” and not the way of
the “terrorists”, in other words “Islamic way”. He provoked
Muslims to choose between the “British way” and the way of
terrorism.” Monica Ali’s, who was mis-educated and de-educated by the
British education system, portrays Bangladeshi Muslims in
as backward, uneducated and unsophisticated. This is the main reason why
her book was selected for Guardian First Book Award. The content of the
book is a despicable insult to Bengali Muslims at home and abroad. The
book can be compared to Salman Rushdie’s Stanic Verses.
The combined forces of racial discrimination and Islamophobia have
been awesome in the marginalisation and alienation of the Muslim
community. Muslims made to feel like an enemy within by Islamophobic
attitudes. Hardening prejudice against Islam is creating a dis-affected
underclass of young Muslims “time-bombs” likely to explode into
violence, according to a recent report. Life for
1.6 million Muslims has never been easy. For decades they have struggled
in the face of discrimination in all walks of life. West is not based on
Judio-Christian civilisation. This term should be abandoned to be replaced
by Judio-Christian-Islamic civilisation. The new language should be used
in all venues starting with media, academic statements by politicians,
church leaders and Imams of Masajid.
These are the words that define how we are related to each
out the modern history, Muslims have contributed for the Renaissance of
Western culture and society. Islamic values are not only compatible with
the western values they are almost identical. Islamic ideas helped shape
the European West that produced the values cherished by the
constitution’s framers. Western culture is infact based on Muslim
culture. The aim of education is to give the highest possible standard in
order to advance spiritually, emotionally, technologically and
economically. The early Muslim knew this and they were instrumental in
giving the west much of the scientific knowledge that has once helped it
Bernard Shah once said
that the future religion of the West would be Islam and only Islam.
Islamophobia is guiding Westerners towards that end. They study with open
mind the Holy Quran and Islamic literature and poetry. Islam is a force
fighting Imperialism. Read the greatest book of revolution: The Holy Quran.
Meet the greatest revolutionary of all times: Muhammad (peace be upon
a great number of universities, colleges and schools are offering Islamic
Studies courses. There is a possibility that in the near future half of
native population would revert to Islam. In fact Islamophobia is a
blessing in disguise.
by Ali Sina
Dear Mr. Iftikhar
am afraid you are completely out of touch with reality. First of all Islam
is not the world’s fastest growing religion. Yes Muslims do procreate
faster but this is the nature of all poor and uneducated people. Secondly
there are more Muslims leaving Islam than any other religion losing their
followers. Please wake up and smell the coffee.
the real reason for Islamophobia is because many Muslims are active
terrorists. They kill people. Aren’t you watching the news?
we have people like you who brazenly deny the real cause of Islamophobia
and accuse the terrorized people of paranoia and misunderstanding, hence
adding more insults to the injury and give more reasons for people to fear
Islam and consider it the religion of a people incapable of rational
does not pose any threat for being, as you put it, “the fastest growing
religion”. It is not the fastest growing religion! And even if it were
no one would give a damn, just as no one gives a damn about the growth of
Falun Gong, which by having over 100 million fresh converts in just 10
years is actually the world’s fastest growing religion. The fear
of Islam does not come from its alleged and bogus fast rate of growth but
from your terrorist brethren, your holy book of terror and your barefaced
accuse Westerners of being prejudiced against Islam and being rancorous
over the defeat of the crusaders. It is this absurd and mindless thinking
that is frightening. What prejudice are you talking about when Muslims can
run for political office in “Christian” countries and they enjoy all
the benefits that other citizens have? Compare that to the plight of
Christians and other minorities in Islamic countries. What rights do they
talk about the loss of crusaders? Sir, the “Christians” have won! They
won a long time ago. The very fact that you have left your poor and
Islam-devastated country and have come to their doors to seek a better
life is proof enough that they have won. What have the Muslims won? Are
they technologically more advanced? Are they better educated? Are they
more democratic? Is the index of crime lower in Islamic countries? Are
they happier? What can you show forth as the proof that you have won?
“Historic rivalry of Christianity against Islam”?... Methinks your
mind has been left behind in the Middle Ages. Sir, people are afraid of
Islam because your fellow coreligionists are killing them, not because of
what happened centuries ago. Most of them do not even know what happened
in crusades. Some of them are so deluded that even have issued apologies
for the crusades. You are talking nonsense. … “Crusades” eh?...
“Historic rivalry of Christianity against Islam”? You are so
Iftikhar Ahmad, for your information, people in the West do not care
anymore about Christianity, crusades and what happened 900 or even 400
years ago. Unlike Muslims who are stuck in the past, they are living in
the 21st century and they have their own concerns. It is not
just the Europeans who are becoming "Islamophobic". The Koreans,
the Japanese and nations that had nothing to do with crusades are also
starting to fear Islam and the Muslims. There are many who were born into
Islam and now are afraid of Islam. We are all afraid of Islam because
Islam is a religion of terror. This is not phobia. The fear is very real
and justifiable. Muhammad promised to “instill terror in the hearts of
the unbelievers”. (Quran 8:12)
Your prophet has succeeded. Now the world fears Islam. Your unwillingness
to accept responsibility and the fact that you blame the victims of
paranoia makes Islam look even more hideous. Your refusal to see the truth
is a living testament that Islam is an insanity that, if not contained,
will blow up the world.
accuse Jewish and Christian scholars of misrepresenting Islam. I am
neither Jewish nor Christian. Yet I declare that they are not
misrepresenting Islam. I read the Quran, the Hadith and enough of the
history of Islam to know Islam is not a religion but a dangerous cult,
created by a controlling and sadistic cult leader.
claim: “forcing Islam at the point of the sword upon conquered races
is one of the most fantastically absurd myths that historians have ever
repeated.” And you call those who say such thing liars. Tell me
which version of history you read? Is Tabari good enough? How did Islam
? Millions died defending their countries against marauding Muslims – 80
million were massacred in India
alone. Those wretched souls were your own ancestors. This was the biggest
holocaust. Now you are siding with the murderers of your ancestors and say
it is just a “fantastically absurd myth”? Are you trying
to rewrite history? Where do you think these “pure” Islamists got
their inspiration to bomb, behead and murder innocent people? Isn’t it
all in the examples set by Muhammad and his explicit instructions in the
you are calling upon non-Muslims not to be prejudiced against Muslims but
at the same time you threaten that the “Hardening prejudice against
Islam is creating a dis-affected underclass of young Muslim
‘time-bombs’ likely to explode into violence”. With that kind of
statement do you really expect people to believe Islam is a religion of
peace? So basically what you say is that people must agree that Islam is a
religion of peace otherwise there will be violence! What is deplorable in
all this is that you think your readers are stupid.
expressed your concern for Muslims losing their foothold in Britain
and accuse your hosts of ignorance and intolerance. Don't you think that
those disaffected and violent young Muslims that according to you are time
bombs ready to explode have anything to do with it? How about
rounding up those "dis-affected underclass of young Muslims" and
sending them back home before they explode into violence?
are demanding westerners use the phrase “Judeo-Christian-Islamic”
when they refer to their civilization. Shouldn’t you first go back to
your own country of birth and demand that the Jews and Christians be
recognized as humans before making such an outlandish demand? You have
come to the West and despise everything the western civilization stands
for. All you dream of is to destroy it and establish your Islamic
intolerant way of life. And now you have the temerity to demand that Islam
be recognized as a contributor to this civilization? What has been the
contribution of Islam to western civilization?
claim that “Islamic values are not only compatible with the western
values they are almost identical.” Do the Westerners practice
polygamy, wife-beating, stoning, hand-chopping, flogging, beheading,
clitoridectomy or honor-killing? What is it that you find identical
between western civilization and Islamic barbarity? Is democracy an
Islamic value adopted by the Westerners? Is the Universal Declaration of
Human Rights an Islamic concept?
say “Western culture is in fact based on Muslim culture”. Sir,
Islam does not have a culture. What you mistake as Islamic culture is the
culture of the civilized countries that Islam subdued. That culture is
destroyed now. Is there any reference to Algebra, Chemistry, Astronomy,
architecture, Medicine or philosophy in the Quran? Does Islam encourage
poetry, sculpture, painting, dance or music? These are the foundations of
any culture and Islam has nothing to do with them. Many of the exponents
of these sciences and arts in Islamic countries were apostates. Terrorism however, is very
Islamic. The Quran is full of verses that advocate murder, decapitation,
genocide and terror. So you can say "Islamic terrorism" but you
can't say "Islamic culture".
you said one thing that I wholeheartedly agree with and that is “read
the Quran”. I did, and I left Islam after that. I urge everyone to
read that book, as you said, with an open mind. No one can write a book
more damaging to Islam than the Quran. All we need to discredit Islam is
to quote the Quran and the Hadith.
the interests of humanity, I urge both Muslims and non-Muslims to read the
Quran so that they can discover for themselves the stupidity of this book
and feel its violence. Then I ask everyone not to remain indifferent.
Muslims; please leave Islam. If you don’t like what you see, if you are
not a terrorist yourself and do not support it, then leave Islam. Islam is
a cult of terror. Muhammad was not a prophet. He was a terrorist and a
psychopath no better than Hitler. You owe this mad man nothing. Just leave
Islam and don't be a fool. Don't let the ghost of a psychopath control you
with his fables or threaten you with hell and God's punishment. God will not punish you
for using your brain. God does not prize fools either. That man lied. If
you are truly a good person, you have no reason to call yourself a Muslim.
You can’t have your cake and eat it too. Just as a member of the
Nazi party can’t say he is not a racist, you can’t be innocent while
you support a cult of terror such as Islam. If you are not a racist, why
join the Nazi party? If you are not a terrorist why call yourself a
If you are a non-Muslim I
urge you also to read the Quran.
It won’t take you long to see the violence and hate that emanates from
that book. Once you come to see that Islam is not a religion but a
dangerous lie, then stop being polite about it lest you hurt the Muslims'
sensitivities. Be truthful! Call a spade a spade. Do not sacrifice the
truth at the altars of political correctness. Muslims need to be jolted to
reality. Let them feel the heat. They have been too comfortable for too
long. They must end this complacency. They must be forced to go back to
their “holy” book and rethink about their belief. Once they come to
know the real “pure” Islam, most of them will leave this cult. Then it
would be easy to see who is a terrorist. This will also weaken the
terrorists. Where do you think the terrorists get their unlimited supply
of new recruits? The terrorists are these very average Muslims who heed to
the call of Muhammad and rise to fight the disbelievers. Q.8:65,
is not a religion based on logics or reason. It is based on lies and on
hypes. When the hype is busted, Islam will disappear, like puncturing a
balloon with a needle.
exodus has already begun. Everyday more and more Muslims are learning the
bitter truth about Islam and are leaving it. When this number reaches a
critical mass, the whole edifice of Islam will crumble under its own
weight. It will happen at once and it will happen in our own lifetime.
Where did communism go? What happened to Nazism? Islam will go the same
way. Do not be daunted by the big number of Muslims. Most of them are our
future allies in this battle of good vs. evil. Islam is like a giant
edifice built on shallow foundations of lies. No matter how big it may be,
it will come down at once. We are not taking it apart brick by brick, like
the reformists want to do. That would take another thousand years if at
all possible. We are dynamiting its foundation. We are showing Muhammad was a
psychopath, a liar and a narcissist. Once that is established, there would
be nothing left of Islam.
can help by being truthful. Do not be an appeaser and do not lie so as to
not hurt your Muslim friends' feelings. Damn with their feelings; let us
save the world, their lives, your life and everybody else's.
you Mr. Iftikhar Ahmad; If you call this Islamophobia, you aint seen
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