Peace Be Upon You – Internet videos will insult your religion. Ignore them

Source: Slate.com

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Dear Muslims, Christians, Hindus, and Jews,

You’re living in the age of the Internet. Your religion will be mocked, and the mockery will find its way to you. Get over it.

If you don’t, what’s happening this week will happen again and again. A couple of idiots with a video camera and an Internet connection will trigger riots across the globe. They’ll bait you into killing one another.

Today, fury, violence, and bloodshed are consuming the Muslim world. Why? Because a bank fraud artist in California offered people $75 a day to come to his house and act out scenes that ostensibly had nothing to do with Islam. Then he replaced the audio, putting words in the actors’ mouths, and stitched together the scenes to make an absurdly bad movie ridiculing the Prophet Mohammed. He put out flyers to promote the movie. Nobody—literally nobody—came to watch it.

He posted a 14-minute video excerpt of the movie on YouTube, but hardly anyone noticed. Then, a week ago, an anti-Muslim activist in Virginia reposted the video with an Arabic translation and sent the link to activists and journalists in Egypt. An Egyptian TV show aired part of the video. An Egyptian politician denounced it. Clerics sounded the alarm. Through Facebook and Twitter, protesters were mobilized to descend on the U.S. embassy in Cairo. The uprising spread. The U.S. ambassador to Libya has been killed, and violence has engulfed other countries. Read further.

Categories: Asia

5 replies

  1. Or just read Al Quran[25:72]([25:73] if your copy of the Quran includes basmala). It says as a quality of good Muslims: And those who bear not false witness, and when they pass by anything vain, they pass on with dignity

  2. Uh oh! By “([25:73] if your copy of the Quran includes basmala)” I meant: “([25:73] if your copy of the Quran counts basmala as a verse every where)”
    Iprefer to count basmala as a verse included in every Chapter that starts with it. But a lot of versions of the Quran do otherwise. So when the message is for all I use the more common numbering system.

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