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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Turning the Tables Over

It is common nowadays that the media call Muslims with labels such as fundamentalists, extremists and terrorists and many Muslims start apologising. Well, actually a different approach is needed.

The meaning of fundamentalist is "someone who follows the basics of something". Therefore, to be a good English speaker you need to follow the fundamentals (basics) of the English language and someone who follows that is a fundamentalist. Similarly, being an Islamic fundamentalist means that you are following the basics of Islam and there's no harm in doing that so no need to apologise for being a fundamentalist.

As for extremists, every Muslim should be an extremist. Islam teaches peace and love so a Muslim should be extremely kind, extremely merciful and so on. Furthermore, no one should stop you from being such an extremist.

A terrorist is someone for who terrorizes someone. For example, when a robber sees a policeman, he is terrorized and therefore, the policeman is a terrorist for the robber. Similarly, a Muslim should also be a terrorist for anyone who does something bad such as stealing.

And if every Muslim is a fundamentalist, extremist and a terrorist, the whole world will become peaceful and very few crimes would be taking place and that is exactly what we want.

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Ahmad Bilal said...

Must watch !!!
Is terrorism a Muslims' monopoly..

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Imad-ud-din Saqib said...

Thanks for the link even though I haven't watched it yet.

Imad-ud-din Saqib said...

Please keep in mind that making a drawing or any photograph etc. of Allah and the Prophet (S) is strictly forbidden in Islam.

Anonymous said...

This was utter garbage. Trying to find technicalities in all these words. You know how the words are used don't just try to find the exact meaning of definitions. Though the fundamentalist one made sense, the extremist one and, especially, the terrorist one, was utterly and simply garbage.
This is nitpicking, trying to find a loophole.
And also, in that last sentence, you admitted that most Muslim are the terrorists (and I am not using your definition, I mean the one that the rest of the sane world uses).

Imad-ud-din Saqib said...

I said that Muslims should be as I mentioned in my post. I did not say that most Muslims are terrorists. You can read the post again to confirm it. The so-called Muslims might fit in your definition of terrorist because Islam in no way allows killing of innocent lives as is said in the Holy Quran in Surah al-Maidah, Chapter 5, Verse 32:
Whosoever kills a man, it is as though he has killed the whole of humanity and whosoever saves a human life, it is as though he has saved the whole of human kind.

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