Thursday, June 4, 2009

Terrorism Has No Religion

"Okay, so let us all define religion.
A code of conduct? A code of ethics or morals? Either way, isn't it a way of life .. to walk the path of righteousness? To be GOOD?

Well actually, I believe it's all of those things, simply put. Religion, to me, is a way of life, A set of values to be followed to be seen as good by a Higher Power, in most religions - God. Or to me - Allah, a name for God, in my religion, Islam.

Recently, many people have questioned me about my beliefs. Some even went that far, as to call me a terrorist. Well let me tell you- I am not a terrorist. Muslim people are not terrorists. Islam does not teach us to kill.

Then again, does any religion teach us to kill? As far as I know... nope, can't think of any.

So to those who are so malleable by what the media and propaganda tells you, no, my religion does not breed terrorists. Neither does any religion.

So, when you hear in the news.. that an EXTREMIST group has bombed some place.. what picture does it paint?
I have a rough idea of what you think. But let's break it down anyway (I am very strongly resisting to tell a joke about the phrase "break it down") .

I looked up this funny word called "extremism".
Extremism is a term used to describe the actions or ideologies of individuals or groups outside the perceived political center of a society.

Wow did you see that?!! "The actions or ideologies of individuals or groups OUTSIDE the percieved political centre of a society"

Is that enough to convince one that religion does not preach murder?

These people that break things or murder people are sinning. They will get no reward. And are distorting the truth.
They claim that their Higher Power as accepting of their way and that their religion accepts murder. Like I said, it doesn't and NO RELIGION does.

These ungodly acts, produced from severe misinterpretations of texts make the people of that certain religion vulnerable to the scrutiny of the the World Community. And no, not scrutiny in the good way.. These ungodly acts make the religion a target of abuse and rascism.

I speak as a Muslim Woman, but I speak for all religions, in all eras of history. Not just mine. I am not trying to convince you of my side of the story, but I urge you to look for the whole truth.

This is just a site I stumbled upon: http://www.noterror.info/

Until next time,

Trina."

2 comments:

  1. Oo your friend has raised a very good point, I agree but I can also understand how people come to judge a certain faith or nationality as the same sterotypical persona. Its just really hard to trust people these days, unfortunately.

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  2. Oh wow it's my post!

    Now I see what you mean by posted one of my posts..

    So I'm assuming you agree.. or just put it out there?

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