Sheika Yubuti

Sunday, July 17, 2005

If not yet our fault, soon becoming

Why can’t we admit these people are finding their way to this extremism through Islam?
Al-Qaida didn’t create this problem – they are tapped into something that was already there and exploited it.
It’s not that we need to change the Quran, it’s that ‘religious’ men, and sometimes women, are reading the Quran and drawing some very different conclusions than hopefully the rest of us are. If not Muslims, exactly who is supposed to set straight this problem?

I think this column By THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN (NYT) makes my point:
July 8, 2005, Friday
If It's a Muslim Problem, It Needs a Muslim Solution

July 15, 2005, Friday
A Poverty of Dignity and a Wealth of Rage

and I think this is a good example of change from within to counter arguments from Muslims that this is not our problem:

July 13, 2005, Friday
The Revolt of Israel's Center

Monday, July 11, 2005

100 down, 999,999,900 to go!

This is wonderful to see!! Small, but something.

Sunday, July 10, 2005

Earth to Muslims, what the frak?!

I take back some of what I said an hour ago.
Check this out:
Is he/she kidding me???!!?!? .. Or am I misinterpreting this as pure rubbish?

Yes, it’s possible this is not the act of Muslim terrorists, but it’s not highly probable. And besides, who do we think it is that’s made this approach chic among d-bags. For Pete’s sake, if we truly don’t consider Islamic extremists Muslims, then why don’t we tell THEM that? Why don’t Imams repeat that in every sermon? Because I don't think they got the memo.

Here’s a stretch, how about tell them, and anyone harboring them, they are going to HELL!!!!

London Bombings

I can’t believe that after a weekend of non-stop frustration, I now find myself at a loss for words with my first post. I’ll have to leave it at this:

After the London bombings, I expected to hear and read the same rhetoric from Muslim organizations, denouncing the bombings with weak statements of condemnations and urging no rush to judgment. I must admit, the statements from several organizations were stronger than I anticipated, even nipping in the bud claims of legitimate grievances as justification and calling on Muslims to be vigilant within the mosque.

Nonetheless, the question remains: Will Muslims sit back concluding this is sufficient to prove to the rest of the world they are not for terrorism, or will they continue with efforts to put a stop to this violence that came from our communities? We don’t need to educate the rest of the world on Islam, we need to educate ourselves. It’s not about what the rest of the world thinks, it’s about putting a stop to the hate speech and extremist recruitment process happening in our midst.

Catholics did not stand up to the Church to prove to the rest of the world they were not pro-pedophilia, they did so to enact and demand change within the Church! What will we do next?

(don't worry, this is not what I consider to be a "loss for words")