Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Terror Condemnations Log

Muslim Voices Against Extremism and Terrorism

Mike Ghouse

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.
  1. Additional resources will be added at the bottom...
The credit goes to Sheila Musaji for her relentless effort to compile this massive data bank for the reference, all this material comes from the website she manages: http://theamericanmuslim.org/. You will find a logo on the website, clicking which will take you to the above listed headings and links. It is also listed on the website http://www.worldmuslimcongress.com/

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.
If you have the commitment to peace, you will repeat it the next day and the next... Then you can talk about peace.
Peace does not mean pussy footing, it means speaking up assertively for the goodness of you, me and all of us. When we speak up, the bullies will take a back step.


Additional resources:

  1. http://humanrights.progressiveislam.org/index.php/Fatwas_on_Terrorism
  2. http://humanrights.progressiveislam.org/index.php/Terrorism

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.


  1. Funny, not one of the Muslim organisations who have condemned terror, distance themselves from the doctrine of Jihad as pronounced by Hassan al-Banna, Abul al Maudoodi and Syed Qutb.

    As long as these Muslim leaders do not condemn the ideology of Jihadis like the above three genelmen, their condemnation of terrorism is hollow and without any substance.

  2. Tarek,

    As always your comments are welcome. However, Muslims leaders have condemned and continue to condemn Jihadi mind-set.

    Your comment amazes me, each time there is an item to condemn, we need to condemn that particular item and there is no need to add 1000 other items for each one.

    You failed to list Al-Qaida and several other organizations does that mean your support them? Absolutely not.

    Your idea that every one has to list everything, every time is impossible, not only you will fail in listing, but every one othe earth will.

    Invariably, some one will question what about other terror activities by others... Then we move away from the topic. One topic at a time is the way to go.

  3. I really am cofused on this.I found out that a site is being built where the plane went down in Pa.Now Muslims want a mosque on the 911 site.I am a christian and believe that we should forgive our enemies.Therefore I do.But when I read you already had a site where the plane went down ,I had to stop and think.Why would the Muslims do this. I wouldn,t if I hurt you, or a person you love.Thats just evil. So what makes me different than you? I do believe that all Muslims are not evil therefore where are all the Muslims that just think these places are just not the place to build them. I guess I want to know where all the Muslims are at have feelings for their fellow man no matter what religion they are.If they didnt believe in the bombings then why aren't they standing up and saying this is just wrong.I don't believe its a matter of religious freedom like the leaders say that want to build these . I believe its a matter of morals. So please tell me where the Muslims are that have the same morals that I have that believe this is just wrong.



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Planned Muslim Response to Qur'an Burning by Pastor Jones on September 11 in Mulberry, Florida

August 19, 2013| Dallas, Texas

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We as Muslims plan to respond to pastor Terry Jones' planned burning of 3000 copies of Quran on September 11, 2013 in positive terms.

Our response - we will reclaim the standard of behavior practiced by the Prophet concerning “scurrilous and hostile criticism of the Qur’an” (Muhammad Asad Translation Note 31, verse 41:34). It was "To overcome evil with good is good, and to resist evil by evil is evil." It is also strongly enjoined in the Qur’an in the same verse 41:34, “Good and evil deeds are not equal. Repel evil with what is better; then you will see that one who was once your enemy has become your dearest friend.”

God willing Muslims will follow the divine guidance and pray for the restoration of Goodwill, and on that day many Muslim organizations will go on a “blood drive” to save lives and serve humanity with kindness.

We invite fellow Americans of all faiths, races, and ethnicities to join us to rededicate the pledge, “One nation under God”, and to build a cohesive America where no American has to live in apprehension, discomfort or fear of fellow Americans. This event is a substitute for our 10th Annual Unity Day Celebration (www.UnitydayUSA.com) held in Dallas, but now it will be at Mulberry, Florida.

Unwittingly Pastor Jones has done us a favor by invigorating us by his decision to burn nearly 3000 copies Quran on September 11, 2013. Obviously he is not satisfied by the notoriety he garnered by burning one Qur'an last year.

As Muslims and citizens we honor the free speech guaranteed in our constitution. We have no intentions to criticize, condemn or oppose Pastor Terry Jones' freedom of expression. Instead, we will be donating blood and praying for goodness to permeate in our society.

We plan to follow Jesus Christ (pbuh), a revered prophet in Islam as well as Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) – that of mitigating the conflicts and nurturing good will for the common good of the society.

We hope, this event and the message will remind Muslims elsewhere in the world as well, that violence is not the way. Muslims, who react violently to senseless provocation, should realize that, violence causes more violence, and besmirches the name of the religion that we hold so dear. We believe that Prophet Muhammad was a mercy to the mankind, and we ought to practice what we believe and preach. We must not insult Islam by the negative reactions of a few.

We can only hope it will bring about a change in the attitude of the followers of Pastor Jones, and in the behavior of those Muslims who reacted violently the last time Pastor sought notoriety – We hope this small step towards a bridge to peaceful coexistence would propel us towards building a cohesive society.

Like most Americans a majority of Muslims quietly go about their own business, but it is time to speak up and take positive action instead of negative reaction. May this message of peace and goodwill reverberate and reach many shores.

Lastly, we appreciate the Citizens of Mulberry, Florida, Honorable Mayor George Hatch, City Commissioners, police and Fire Chiefs for handing this situation very well. This will add a ‘feather of peace’ in the City’s reputation. We hope Mulberry will be a catalyst in showing the way in handling conflict with dignity and peace.

We thank the Media for giving value to the work towards peace rather than conflict.

URL- http://worldmuslimcongress.blogspot.com/2013/08/planned-muslim-response-to-quran_18.html

Thank you.


The people in Dallas are making an effort to understand and clean their own hearts first, when we are free from bias, it would be easy to share that with others. Islam teaches us in so many ways to "respect the otherness of others" and it is time we find simple practical ways of doing it.