The PROBLEM with Muslims
You might be thinking; am I, as a Muslim, supposed to have such a heading on front of my page and start to point it out to everyone? I appreciate all different inputs of comments regardless if its compliments or 'constructive criticism'. Refering to the last posts, for one thing, Islam cannot just be the blame for triggering the acts of Muslims...if it were, there would be more Muslims than now taking upon the sword and weapons in their hands to fight against the 'infidelity'. If it was the belief of Islam to just simply kill ANY infidel found on the street, store, shop...there would have been more deportation of Muslims out of the West. Islam is 'not officially' the cause of the wars and killings. It is those people who use and take Islam in their pockets and bring it to their intentions and aims. There has been many times in blood and war of just about every main religion, and to my sight, many of us had forgotten that, only that this is Islam's big turn to having the lighting at its name .
So what is the problem with Muslims? What has been the problem? What I notice of Muslims is the attempts of trying to preserve the 'way of life' they had had around the time Islam officially became a religion. They try to stay with their values, their work of life, their aims in life and kept out many new progressive information and lifestyles that now fully exists in the rest of the World, because the new religion, and ways of life they found seemed to have found them at a better status of having a peaceful life. Surely now, it's recent that there are computer and scientific technologies in the Middle Eastern countries extensively and now Muslim nations trade like bees fly in the air. The lifestyles of Arabs/Muslims does not make Islam what it is today. People just look upon Muslims assuming that Islam is them because they practice that religion. In reality, if we all know we are imperfect, then we would and should be looking upon the actual source of the faith rather than look upon a peoples' actions. They are misled as much as we are.
There are three major situations Muslims have gone wrong in are (that by the way does not go against the religion itself.)::Admitting, domination of all Muslims as One (perhaps nation of Islam), and self contradiction.
I see a huge problem with the Middle East because, if methodically speaking that most of the Middle East is Arab, then I'd say that Arabs are too stubborn to change their Laws and offer more will and choices to the people. I have nothing for the Arab nations (or Muslim). I see none of them being any better because I know how twisted their governments are. Yes, the Western governments too are twisted in their policies and corrupted, the only difference is almost all Arabs do not see or recognise any twists and corruption of their OWN government. Nor do they like hearing it from the people either. They usually barely do say 'this is what our government is doing and I dont agree with it. I think they should change it.' And if I did hear it often, it'd be a miracle! The reason for this is because the Middle east IS NOT ruled by a government that allows SUCH free speech wherepeople can freely speak of their own government. Nor are the governments YET democratically chosen. Muslims lost the exercise of 'to question and seek'. Presumingly, they seem to feel that everything they do should all be left up to God, putting them in a position where they would not do much about it. On the other hand they have the difficulty of admitting. Admitting what? Admitting mistakes. Mistakes are not pointed out, because they may feel self superior of what they say, even I too, yet I try to exercise the idea of admitting and correcting. No one said it's easy, especially when the gene of stubbornness comes through lol.
This is where the ability of them changing in a jiff is low...and if we want peace, we have to come through to them by trying to reason with them, not denouncing their religion publicly by stating that their faith is hate and therefore they all are murderers. It will make no difference, only worse. If you want a war, that's what you would do. If you want peace with Muslims, there is a way precisely trying to get the attention of a portion of Muslims at least, so those muslims can try to take on course a different approach of reaching peace and perseverance.
Muslims have this thought of 'spreading Islam' which I so much despise right now because how can they SPREAD Islam when Muslims cannot SOLVE their own Islamic nations' problems?? How could they think of spreading if their own land has its own deformities which needs correction? I can tell you, that I dont even want an Islamic nation if Muslims are not able to find their mistakes, see it for themselves and do something about it. Because I fear it will turn out like the work Saudi rulers often impose acts that don't even abide by the Islamic law. This is why I denounce Islamic law in Iraq. It does NOT make me against Islam. It makes me against those people who use the Islamic law in such a bad horrible way, that I hope will not happen. I don't seek Iraq to be apart of the Ummah, or nation of Islam either. I seek for Iraq and any NATION'S solutions. Only because Other Muslims do not deserve to treat Iraq likes theirs' when they dont respect the isolation of Iraqis simply sorting out their own national problems first. If any other nation was attacked, I would not sought to enforce them into anything for they are required to SOLVE their own people's problems in that land first. How can a nation become apart of this Ummah or one Islamic nation if the Iraqis cannot sort out their own problems first...and people are demanding Iraq to be of their property right away, though had none of their feet on Iraqi soil in the first place?
If MIddle Easterners do not respect the decision of end of interference, then Iraq does not need to be apart of the Ummah, nor will I hope it to be. Just when Iraqis need to sort out their problems, others intrude...an attack from our own people, Arabs, who do not respect the idea of some national isolation for a tiny bit. And this is why, we have turned into nations, tribes, and groups of people. We DO know ONE another. And we should be LIVING together, but it will not happen and it should not happen if it contradicts the Quranic/religious verse 'do not kill a human for you will as if killed all humanity'. If other Arabs come in to attack Iraqis for simply communicating with Americans, and then want Iraq Apart of this Arab Muslim "CLUB", then FORGET it!!! Iraq WILL not be apart of any united group from anyone, but itself! Nonetheless, it IS not like Arab nations DONT communicate with the West. Another yet contradiction where people say 'its wrong of USA to be in Iraq in the future'.....but hang on......... how about the other Arab nations who live in luxury more than Iraqis? How come Arabs dont complain about how they're communicating with the "Devil USA"? How come women even in Kuwait can talk to men? Even in Syria, Jordan? Yet they complain about a woman talking to a man politely in Iraq for something more important? And that example is the smallest of the least.
Ive heard all kind of comments from Muslims on Tv, in person etc...Palestinians who attempted to suicide bomb themselves but did not succeed with the reasons of 'hatred of Jewish settlers and the Iraqi war'. And non Arab Muslims who told me 'Iraq is ours. Its Muslim, no non Muslim should be there' They have no recognition of such a nation's history but today, Muslims control Iraq and they hope it to be Arab Sunni only. What EVER happened to the tolerance of Islam, and the idea of living in peace? lol But then again, what is it in the interest of a non Arab Muslim to even care about a nation like Iraq who I tease knows Little of Before the 2003 war?? Their interest is proving their point of how USA is evil, and how other Muslim nations are corrupted so they as Muslims should try to build a Nation of Islam in Iraq. And their support of Muslim terrorists who come all the way from Sudan, Somalia etc to Iraq is to sacrifice Iraqis as SHEEP, God forbid, to paint Iraq as a Muslim nation, regardless its suffocating people who were tortured for years. All this, by the way, I discovered by talking to such a person in real life, myself. I have no guts to put any person down but I told the person I disagreed because it simply is not valid under Islamic terms.
However, I will no longer tolerate such ignorance. I have rarely met Muslims who acknowledge the will of Iraqis these days. You try politely to explain to them what Iraqis are going through, what your family and friends are going through in Iraq, and they say 'USA killed Iraqi Muslims. Maybe you should have kept your family away from Americans', BUT what about the terrorists who kill women and children??? Opps!! did they forget its 'haram' to kill such innocents? They complain on and on about how USA KillED this and that two years ago, but they never complain about the killings of Iraqis BY Suicide bombers. I have never heard such ridiculous comments and I know now, why Iraq will have no hope to get REAL HELP from our Arab Muslim brothers and sisters. I hope Iraqis in Iraq know what is going on. I hope they will see that they are better off without the other Arabs and Muslims in general until FURTHER notice by Iraqis if they want to join. I hope Iraqis will unite together first, before making a step which may tangle up with other nations. Most of all, I hope this stampede of the loss of hundreds of lives including my cousin and many other missed and unforgotten Iraqis, and the donations + sympathy will bring Iraqis together, to elect the right party to give ownership of Iraq for the Chaldeans, Assyrians to Arab and Kurdish Iraqis.
May they make the right decision that would befit all, for the least, Most.
I will speak about this further. Am close the exam period very soon here.