Friday, October 29, 2010

Solutions to the Farooques and Shahzads

We have chosen to live in deception and that is the harsh truth. The idea that “nothing will happen to me and my family”  and “I can bail myself out” and “the storm will calm down”, “ I am safe and surrounded by well meaning people” and “I can always go back…” with all that I have, I can take care of myself.
There are more Farooques and Shahzads in the making and they will make our lives miserable. It is time we attend to social matters.  This is our home, we will be buried here for eternity and we OWE it to our own long term security to build a better America.
We are conditioned to re-act to situations, it has got to change, consider the long term effects of the following pro-active actions”
1.   An announcement on all Muslim websites and news papers to offer $50,000 reward to anyone who turns in a possible threat to national security and safety of Americans. Let this be announced in Friday Sermons.

2.   These AH’s are not only a threat to us Americans, but doubly to us Muslims, they will make our lives more miserable and we have got to turn these turds in. More restrictions will come… are you aware of the issues with the Mosques and the Oklahoma anti-Sharia Laws, although It may not affect a single Muslim in Oklahoma, but these steps will lead  to tightening the noose around our necks. Be a part of the American society, you will know it.

3.   A few Muslims, yes, you can count them, no more 1/10th of 1% of us will not like it. In case of Muslims in Dallas it would be less than 80 given the 80,000 Muslim populations in the DFW Metroplex. Based on my serious observations you cannot even find 1/100th of 1% of Muslims who will want decry in turning these turds in – i.e. Less than 8. Tough luck Bhai, we have to move on with it.

4.  After we get our act together, we can take the next step. To initiate a bill to treat criminals as criminals and not slap a religious, ethnic or national label on them.

We owe to our homeland to make it safe for every American. Indeed, we have to become a part of the American story – Please read the following article; it is worth your time.

Are Muslims a part of the American story?

Mike Ghouse is a speaker on Pluralism and Islam offering pluralistic solutions on issues of the day. His blogs and sites are listed at

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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 ( 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.


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.