Source:CNN I Report via Bushra Mahmood
Je ne suis pas Charlie. I am Muslim, and I am hurt. Dear terrorists, jihadists, extremists,
Assalamo Alaikum (Peace be upon you)
I greet you with the traditional Islamic greeting because the Prophet Muhammad (may the peace and blessings of God be upon him) taught that I should address even my enemies with peace. Yes, we are enemies.
You and I both claim to be Muslim, and yet we are astonishingly divergent in our views.
I struggle on a daily basis to fulfill my obligations as a Muslim. To offer my prayers on time, to serve my local community, and to spread the message of Islam. But you make my life and my job so much more difficult with your reckless acts of violence. I am constantly having to defend my faith and my Prophet. I do not understand why you claim your violent acts in the name of Islam.