Muslim Voices Against Extremism and Terrorism
Where are the Muslim voices? They are listed here!
Muslims have begun logging the condemnations of terrorism so that the likes Ollie North, Glen Beck, Bill O’Reilly will not get a chance to continue with their propaganda. Each one of them has said, that they cannot find a moderate Muslim, Ollie went on to the extent of saying that the phrase Moderate Muslims is oxymoron. Muslims are moderates except a few, as Christians, Jews or others are moderates except the few.
The formula is 1/10ths of 1% of any group, including yours, whether you are a Muslim, Christian, Jew, Hindu or otherwise; 1/10ths of 1% among you is an extremist. To this lot, facts don't matter, they will keep parroting the same thing no matter what the reality is, ex: the 9/11 link to Iraq. This is not about facts, these guys are paid to create a propaganda campaign, they have the money and resource to wage a hate campaign, their aim is to gain the control of the surroundings by creating chaos. The 99-9/10th of us have to be on our toes. This can end if each one of us speaks up. I don't blame you if you are afraid of, as the 525 US congressman and 100 Senators except one each were afraid to speak up until Tuesday, November 7, 2006. Even Collin Powell did not have the guts or the conscience then, he is coming through now. We have wronged in Iraq and we owe an apology to the people.
No matter what others do, we have to do our part in condemning the wrong. In the interest of truth and justice we have to speak the truth even if it incriminates ourselves, such is the powerful concept of Justice in all faiths. I do know it is in Islam, mind you, there is no 5th in Islam. You bear the responsibility for the wrongs you do, tell the truth and face the consequence. The biggest monitor is our own conscience and we have to follow it; for there is peace in truth and justice.
Here are the links to condemnations, it is not complete, but the process has begun. Just as you would not speak out against the atrocities around, most people including Muslims do the same.
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I urge men and women of conscience of all faiths to link the above to their websites, and if you find more condemnations, kindly forward it to her, when she updates it, the links will automatically get updated.
Finding the truth is one's own responsibility, and when the people filled with hate do find the truth, it brings freedom, Salvation, Nijaat, Mukti, Moksha and Nirvana to them. We have to build the climate of peace. If each one of us is peaceful, it is not difficult for the 7 billion of us to be. It begins with you and I.
If you hate any one on any basis, you are out of peace. Be prejudice free, hate free and malice free not for God or it is a noble thing, but because it brings peace to you and it is contagious. Live a day without any of these negative elements and fight the temptations to hate, you would be joyful for the whole day.
Mike Ghouse is a Speaker, Thinker, Writer and a Moderator. He is president of the Foundation for Pluralism and is a frequent guest on talk radio, discussing interfaith, political and civic issues. He founded the World Muslim Congress with a simple theme: "good for Muslims and good for the world." His personal Website is http://www.mikeghouse.net/ and his articles can be found on the Websites mentioned above and in his Blogs: http://mikeghouseforamerica.blogspot.com/ and http://mikeghouse.sulekha.com/ . He can be reached at MikeGhouse@gmail.com. Mike is a Dallasite for nearly three decades and Carrollton is his home town.