What is peacefull Islam?
It seems to me that peacefull Islam is that whole pretense that you tend to find when Muslims everywhere are denouncing terror plots, bombings, beheadings, so on and so forth. You know, peacefull Islam is those verses and hadiths that tend to follow some bad news.
It’s that instictive, reflexive argument that tends to roll off our tongues or our fingertips as we type in order to defend our religion our god (which by the way is your god in our eyes 😉 ) and as an aftermath protect ourselves from the growing Islamophobia monster. It’s an act of human nature.
Is there really a person out there that hasn’t heard that Islam is peacefull? Doubtfull.
I’ve gotta say, I’m Muslim and I find myself changing the channel or the page when the writter or persona start giving the whole “peacefull Islam” speech. I’ve heard it, I know it.
So, naturally, I have to wonder what the rest of the non-Muslims think in regards to our writters and our speakers that represent what the western Muslim masses think. I wonder how much of what they are saying is actually being taken in.
Personally, I see the whole peacefull Islam lectures as a pr/marketing nightmare. Let’s face it .. the whole world allready knows that we “moderates” believe that Islam is peacefull. They know this because we are constantly placing a forward to our arguments “this is not Islam acting but rather it is people using Islam to further an agenda” and if it were only that short so that I could hear the point but so often I see Muslims spending about 80 percent of their time defending Islam that by the time they got to admitting that there is some problem within the Islamic world or a problem between ideologies their admission/denouncement/debate has lost its appeal or been lost in the defense.
So .. tell me .. how do you feel that our Muslims in the media are presenting themselves?