United Muslims Against Terror

UMAT. I belong to no sect. Just a Muslim. I'm sick of people killing in the name of my religion. I'm sick of being called a terrorist. I'm sick of expectations to condemn and apologize for the actions of terrorists. They don’t represent me. I not only condemn but strongly oppose murder, beating of women, racism, war, suppression of rights and freedoms, ill-treatment of minorities, and suppression of democracy. I will not apologize for what I haven't done, I will make a difference.

Sunday, July 24, 2005

Email response...

I've been getting quite a few emails since I launched this site...... almost all of them very positive...

This one email really stands out though..... and I wanted to share this with all the readers of this blog...
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From Mr. M ; Irish Catholic from Chicago:

I believe you. I don't think you should have to apologize to anyone. My faith was a little shaky to begin with but since Sept. 11 it seems like the religious extremists on both sides Christian v. Muslim are hell bent on seeing this through to the finish. I feel for you though, I have never known discrimination and cannot imagine what it must be like. I would like to know more about you, and how all of this makes you feel. Our only hope is that rational minds somewhere in the middle can stand up and make a difference. Good Luck.

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It's really nice to hear from people like this. Thank you for sharing your feelings and hearing my message with an open mind. I appreciate your support.

Down with violence and hate! I'm glad that my voice is reaching out not only to Muslims but people of other faiths as well.

And words of gold:
"Our only hope is that rational minds somewhere in the middle can stand up and make a difference."

For all the Muslims out there: Speak up, don't be ashamed of who you are because of the terrorists that DON'T represent you. Socialise with people, talk to your neighbors, friends, co-workers, etc. and tell them that the religion you believe in does not promote hatred. Tell them that JIHAD is not blowing innocent civilians up. Tell them that your faith doesn't reward hatred and murder with an eternal life in heaven.

Remember what the Propher Muhammad (PBUH) said:
"Show mercy to people on earth so that Allâh will have mercy on you in heaven."

If you turn this around, its indirectly saying that if you inflict pain on people on earth, Allah will inflict pain on you in Hell.

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