11-17-2013 Islam and Me   Leave a comment

I think of myself on most days as a fair and honest thinking person.  It’s the way I like to be treated therefore it’s how I try to treat people I meet.  With that in mind I thought I would make one more try to understand our Islamic brothers and sisters without painting them all with the “Terrorist Brush”.  I didn’t say it would be easy but I’m willing to make the attempt one more time.

I’m a patriotic American and the anger than I hold inside myself is in response to terrorism in general and 9/11 in particular. It’s now been a dozen years since the 9/11 attacks and that anger hasn’t abated in the least.  Let me go back to that time and explain.

I had just become unemployed when the company I worked for went bankrupt.  I was sitting on my coach watching the entire attack from start to finish, unable to move or take my eyes from the screen.  I wasn’t alone. there were millions of others doing the same damn thing.

A week of so later I decided to learn as much as I could about our new Islamic enemies and the alleged reasons for their actions.  The first thing I did was to read the Koran from cover to cover. It’s much like the Bible and the Talmud where it’s intentionally written in such a way as to allow a lot of room for interpretation. I visited certain Islamic web-sites and read ream after ream of supposed religious quotations designed to entice non-thinking individuals into idiotic actions.  I was confused almost immediately because almost none of what I was reading was found in the Koran as they claimed.  As with some Christian sects, words from ancient texts were intentionally  misquoted and corrupted and made to fit the extremist views of the writer.

Looking at history the Islamic culture at one time was the leader in almost everything including but not limited to the scientific, education, astronomy, and hundreds of others areas.  They ruled most of the civilized world for centuries and did a pretty decent job of it.  They were murderous and ruthless but so was everyone else including the Christians at that time.

Jump ahead to the present day and things have changed dramatically.  They are no longer the “Big Dog” and anyone not with them must convert or die.  It’s truly a moronic approach but it’s what the extremists have chosen.  It should be stated clearly that worldwide they kill more of their own people than anyone else which I can’t even begin to understand.

The following quotations are Islamic proverbs which would be perfectly acceptable to almost anyone of any religion.  Ninety percent of the Islamic people are hard working and only interested in leading a good life and raising their families, just like everyone else.  These proverbs prove that for me.  Read them for yourselves and decide.

“It is wise to bring some water, when one goes out to look for water.’

“Habit is the 6th sense that overrules the other.”

”Paradise can be found on the back of horses, in books and between the breasts of women.”

‘If you have much, give of your wealth; If you have little, give of your heart.”

“Marriage is like a fort, those who are in want out, those who are out want in.”

“A fat woman is a blanket for winter.”

“A woman can hide her love for 40 years, but her disgust and anger not for one day”.

“Even a one eyed guy will wink at a beautiful woman.”

“Love sees sharply, hatred sees even more sharp, but jealousy sees the sharpest for it is love and hate at the same time.”

“When you shoot an arrow of truth, dip its point in honey.”

“Lie to a liar, for lies are his coin; steal from a thief, for that is easy; lay a trap for a trickster and catch him at first attempt, but beware of an honest man”

“Anything that happens once does not necessarily happen again, everything that happens twice is likely to happen for the third time as well.”

“On the day of victory no one is tired.”

“Fear can make a donkey attack a lion.”

“God can see a black ant walk on a black stone in a black night.”

“Fear those who are afraid of you.”

“We learn little from our successes, but a lot from our failures”

Now that I’ve given them credit where it is due I must in good faith throw a huge and important criticism in their collective faces.  Until the ninety percent of reasonable Muslim’s decide to stand up and denounce that extremist ten percent there can be no peace.  I want to see the Islamic population of every little mosque on the planet take a stand against the murder of innocents for political gain.  They continue to stay quiet because of their fear of retaliation from the extremists and at the same time insist on whining and crying about the bad treatment they receive from non-Muslims.  You can’t have it both ways.  Period.  End of story.

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