Not that I necessarily disagree, but please allow me to make 2 points. I promise, I’ll be brief.
- Mohammed is not a god, he’s a prophet. Allah is god.
- If you get pissed off because someone drew a picture of a man who may or may not have existed, knowing full well…
Hi-hi, thanks for replying.
1. I know. I used “their god” as a broad brush; I had to study the three desert faiths a while ago
2. A “picture” may have significance for someone. Just because it holds no value for one doesn’t render invalid the opinion of someone who holds it sacred. I see you’re an atheist as well: we can say Muhammad without adding (pbuh), and we very well can draw him without fear of committing haram. But to draw an image on the ground, and to shove it into the faces of people who have absolutely nothing to do with extremists, is to be as intolerant as they are.
Also, one cannot justify thoroughly insulting a people or community with the presence of rape. We in America aren’t much better. Short of killing raped women, we slut-shame them, subject those who dare to speak out to intense investigations, and let their rapists walk free. Although I may not have been a victim, I imagine the process is the equivalent of being raped a second time - and I’d personally wish I were dead.
Islamic extremists are not more savage or brutal, nor less human, than we are…Nor are the Muslims that have been lumped together with the extremists. But we Westerners have always been self-righteous and generally non-compliant with any cultural rules set by those we deem lesser, and instead seek to stomp (or draw) their requests into the ground.
I understand what you’re saying, but at the same time, the average everyday moderate Muslim/Christian/etc. gives a bit of cover for the extremists, because they all profess to believe in the same thing. And yes, slut-shaming and other similar behaviors are reprehensible, but the last time I checked none of my neighbors were getting their daughter’s clitoris’ hacked off, or stoning them for being out without an older brother, uncle, father, etc.
I would draw a picture of Mohammed today
But I’m not very artistic, especially with a mouse. Plus, I don’t feel like drawing a picture of a grown man having sex with his 9-year old wife, anyway.
Sorry For the Rant
Hey sorry about my rant on Islam earlier. I just feel that too many people give Islam a free ride.
Oh, and thanks for not unfollowing me :-)