President Barack Obama and Pope Benedict XVI should play their positive role immediately to stop further offenses due to the offensive film

The deeply offensive film being the most ridiculous attempt to malign the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) by an American citizen Sam Becile through Jews supported film “Innocence of Muslims” has to rank as the most terribly imbecilic to date.

Protests against the U.S. where the movie was made, that started in Egypt last week, have spread across Muslim countries, despite the United States strongly condemning the film. They continued even today. It has caused genuine anguish to not just religious Muslims all over the world but all reasonable people, could they be Christians or Muslims, who have bit of knowledge of the history of Islam. It is similar to the stupid efforts in the past by Salman Rushdie and Ayaan Hirsi Ali and others who hate Muslims.

Newsweek shouting MUSLIM RAGE on “News” of the “week” has tried to divert the focus on Lady Diana’s story, “Diana at 50” by Tina Brown, for its readers from the situation bursting across the Muslim world. Muslims are angry and liberals are stupid for not acknowledging that Muslims are angry. Going to such heights, is it the history and explication of the beliefs of the Salifist movements currently behind most of the protests or the political scenes in the various countries where protests have taken place? Politics of the region and the motives of the players seem to be much involved apart from the true anger turned into violence.

Yes, Violence due to anger is on its peak and loss of billions of dollars is inflicted in Muslim countries. It should be stated that the Holy Prophet (PBUH) would have never approved, under any circumstances, of the violent reaction that has led to the killing of the US Ambassador in Libya just as he would have never approved of the mistreatment of religious minorities in Muslim countries. Violence and chaos under any circumstances is absolutely forbidden in Islam.

The Holy Prophet (PBUH) was a symbol of tolerance and one of the earliest advocates of human rights in our collective history. Long before the age of enlightenment and Magna Carta of England written in 1215, the Holy Prophet (PBUH) spoke of religious freedom through ever first written Agreement; “Madina Declaration/Charter” written in 622, almost 6 centuries before Magna Carta. It was an unprecedented legal document for its time, practically giving its citizens a civil government based on their rights and obligations regardless of their faith. To the extant, that these tribes of different religious beliefs were declared one Ummah or community. It is therefore a mockery to malign such an historic personality and dignitary whose contributions to the world are incomparable.

The only course of action that true Islam endorses is a legal and constitutional non-violent method. Of course, for a community that has for the last few centuries associated the spiritual concept of Jihad i.e. effort with armed struggle, this is not the most automatic presumption. Recently Hezbollah leader Nasrallah spoke to tens of thousands of marchers in Beirut, though he doesn’t appear in public to avoid assassination since Hezbollah fought a month-long war with Israel in 2006. He called on governments across the world to censor websites that carry clips of the film and urged Muslims to boycott those sites. He said, “America, which uses the pretext of freedom of expression … needs to understand that putting out the whole film will have very grave consequences around the world.”

In Pakistan Prime Minister has ordered to remove the YouTube but after that Chief Justice has taken the notice in this regard. Much intelligent way to avoid further loss of life and property is that both President Obama and Pope Benedict XVI should play their positive role immediately. And bring all those involved in making of this disgusting movie should be brought to justice, particularly Sam Bacile. The meager condemnation doesn’t work. This will bring the peace to its earlier position.

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About ayyubkulla

Ex Army Officer, NWFP UET'88, Civil Engineer, 3D Modelling, BIM and IFC from FHNW . Liberal religious views. All out to serve motherland.
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8 Responses to President Barack Obama and Pope Benedict XVI should play their positive role immediately to stop further offenses due to the offensive film

  1. Muhammad says:

    Yes, both leaders should take the step!

  2. Muslim Ahmadi says:

    YouTube should straightway ban the movie and the person who made this movie must say sorry to all the Muslims, then peace may return to the world, I think.

    • ayyubkulla says:

      Thank you very much for the concearn that over 1.3 bln Muslims have. Keep on sending ur valueable views in future as well.

  3. Qamar zaman says:

    I agree with the views of the writer and I hope that the people of Pakistan think it seriously and implement in thier lives to achieve the goal of peace in the region at least.

    • ayyubkulla says:

      Peaceful teachings of all religions and in particular the meanings of “ISLAM” should be part of private and public lives and this will bring hormony among the community of nations.

  4. awan Muhammad says:

    Respect of each religious leader is must, if we want peace in the Univers! Holy Propht (peace be upon him) was a great man in the Univers. His respect is our duty and we should follow his peaceful teaching of Islam. No one has right to make such kind of bad film or pass on any bad word. There should be an authority responsible to stop such kind of evil things.

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