Legitimizing Islamic Radicalization
Prompted by Marylou’s search for the truth.
As a civil society, we must resist the temptations to blame one's family, nation or religion for his or her individual acts, and we must not give them the cover to hide under a religious label for their evil acts either.
Indeed, when they quote the scripture for their acts, instead of eagerly accepting their excuse, we must open the scriptures and find the truth. There is a successful experiment on the subject and it was a neglected story in the media.
In 2008, a judge in Yemen challenged the Al-Qaida inmates to find the verses in Quraan that propel them to kill the infidels, he gave them three months to find and said I'll join you in your movement if you find the verses, if not, would you reject it ? Not only they rejected, but were outraged for being duped and have become hunters for the Al-Qaida men.
Pastor Robert Jeffress of Dallas called Quraan an evil book written by a false prophet, instead of getting angry I visite him in his church and then on the public platform of TV and Dallas Morning News, I asked him to find three verses in Quraan that were evil and if he did, I will give up my faith and join him. He chickened out. We then produced the Quraan conference in
with non-Muslim clergy on the panel to evaporate the lies the right wingers have fabricated about Quraan. Full story, interviews and videos at: www.Quraanconference.com Dallas
Finding the truth is a responsibility, the society would be better off by freeing themselves from suspicion and anxieties from our hearts and finding peace within.
Mike Ghouse is the founder of America Together foundation, committed to building cohesive societies offering pluralistic solution on the issues of the day. His work is indexed in 4 websites and 21 Blogs at http://www.mikeghouse.net/
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Mike, you say : Phrases such as "Islamic radicalism" are oxymoron and must be avoided to uphold our civility. What would be a your term? I think the term "Islam" is used because they quote scripture to justify. Perhaps you could give some clarity on this. Thanks. Blessings, M.