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In a letter from Ayman Al-Hendy (“View of Islam is naïve,” Aug. 13), he claims that, as a Muslim, he found The Augusta Chronicle’s Aug. 9 political cartoon, representing six terrorist groups, as being disingenuous, insincere and simply inaccurate.

Those named are ISIS, Hamas, Boko Haram, the Taliban, al-Qaida and Hezbollah. They are identified as Islamic terrorists and are in the news for burning churches and killing innocent men, women and children. This killing goes along with a verse in the Quran that, terrorists believe, permits followers to kill infidels and all who will not convert to Islam.

Dr. Al-Hendy refers to the armies of different countries as Christians, killing more people than any other religion. I believe he is referring to the Crusades, when the Catholic pope gave orders for those armies to free the Holy Land from Islam, and to stop Islam’s advancement.

Israel is defending itself against Muslim terrorists. Someone once wrote there would be peace between Israel and Islam if the Muslims would love their children more than they hate Israel.

If there were a separation between the “peaceful Muslims” and the terrorists, as Dr. Al-Hendy suggests, then perhaps it would be helpful to hear some kind of outcry from them against the terrorists and their senseless killing of innocent people.

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deestafford
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deestafford 08/19/14 - 11:49 pm
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I think we have mis-identified the "radical" Muslims.....

I think we have mis-identified the "radical" Muslims.

We have been calling the terrorists such as ISIL, Muslim Brotherhood, Al Queada, Hamas et al as the ''radicals''. Maybe the Muslims who truly advocate as Dr. Al-Hendy implies he and many others do are the true "radicals'' and the others listed above are the "normal" non-radical Muslims.

Just perhaps, we've been getting it backwards.

ymnbde
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ymnbde 08/20/14 - 05:53 am
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the last sentence says it all...

how seldom, if never, do we actually hear "good" muslims speak out against the terrorists? they are offended enough by a true cartoon to write a letter, but the abduction of little girls gets silence...

Bizkit
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Bizkit 08/20/14 - 07:34 am
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At the outbreak of WWII my

At the outbreak of WWII my Mom had a Japanese female friend, her friend told her that she loved her but would gladly kill her for Emperor Hirohito of Japan. She never trusted the Japanese since. I wonder if peaceful muslims would strike the same attitude if the circumstance were to arise.

deestafford
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deestafford 08/20/14 - 07:56 am
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I'm just guessing but....

I'm just guessing but I bet Bod has one of those Coexist bumper stickers on his Pirus. ;)

Bodhisattva
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Bodhisattva 08/20/14 - 08:15 am
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No, I have a .50 cal. on my

No, I have a .50 cal. on my Hummer. Never can tell when some right winger will go all road rage and I might "feel threatened".

hoptoad
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hoptoad 08/20/14 - 08:20 am
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It is not only scary to me,

It is not only scary to me, but downright dangerous when I think of the number of muslims we have in our country legally who sit back and say nothing against these terrorists and the many who are here "hiding in the shadows".

People are naïve to think that this administration's open border attitude has not allowed many of these terrorists to enter the US either thru Canada or Mexico. I guess when there are enough of the terrorists to do even more damage to our country than 9-11 did, we will find out.

Bodhisattva
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Bodhisattva 08/20/14 - 08:58 am
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OK Chronicle, Gil just wrote

OK Chronicle, Gil just wrote a letter that was published on 7/29. Is the 30 day policy no longer in effect? Are we now going to be subjected to the handful of serial letter writers on a daily basis? Are your rules arbitrary and you just ignore them at will? What's the deal? A little over a week ago a letter writer did write in and say that Islam was not a religion of violence any more than Christianity or Judaism, it was people who were twisting their religion and using it as an excuse for political gain and power. Of course he was trashed by the right wing commenters in the paper. 1,000 Muslims could write in and condemn the violence and say they wished for peace and the same commenters would do nothing but say they were all lying, tell them they were full of it, insult them and their religion en masse. You say that's what you want, but it's all over the place, you just ignore it. You only see what you want to see and hear what you want to hear, whatever backs up your preconceived notions. That's why Fox "News" exists, to tell the right wing what they think is real, even when it's not.

myfather15
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myfather15 08/20/14 - 09:17 am
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ymnbde

"how seldom, if never, do we actually hear "good" muslims speak out against the terrorists?"

They have something in common with many Americans!! How many times do we HEAR Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Luis Farrakhan and others; speak against black on black killing? Not very often, if ever!! Why? Because it does NOTHING to further their agenda!! Just like it does nothing for the agenda, for Muslims to denounce terrorists!!

oldnuke69
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oldnuke69 08/20/14 - 10:15 am
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For those who think Muslims never condemn terrorism -

http://muslimscondemningthings.tumblr.com/

Not too hard to find, but you have to actually look rather than just rely on your preconceived notions.

dichotomy
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dichotomy 08/20/14 - 10:24 am
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The only difference between

The only difference between peaceful Muslims and radical Muslims is location, location, location or their radical brethren.

The "peaceful" Muslims who were living side by side with their Christian , Kurd, and Yazidi neighbors in Iraq picked up their rifles and swords and started killing their neighbors as soon as ISIS came to town. The same would happen here if the opportunity arose.

The killings and destroying of historical sites and churches in Iraq is not all that far afield of what is currently happening in Ferguson. Same mentality. It can happen here...

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RMSHEFF 08/20/14 - 10:37 am
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BOD

The example you gave of extremist Jews is a good one and it may be a "teachable moment"for you. The reaction against this wedding consist of " protesters (all men) shouted their objections through bullhorns",

Answer this question: If this wedding had been held in a muslim country with Sharia law what would have happened to the couple wanting to be married? Would objections be voiced by the protesters or would both be beheaded?

burninater
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burninater 08/20/14 - 04:15 pm
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"If there were a separation

"If there were a separation between the “peaceful Muslims” and the terrorists, as Dr. Al-Hendy suggests, then perhaps it would be helpful to hear some kind of outcry from them against the terrorists and their senseless killing of innocent people."
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And since such outcries do exist, the letter-writer's own argument demands he recognize the separation that exists between peaceful Muslims and terrorists.

Bodhisattva
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Bodhisattva 08/20/14 - 08:50 pm
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RMSHEFF

Maybe a teachable moment for you. They were shouting through bullhorns because they were KEPT 200 METERS AWAY BY A COURT ORDER AND WERE BLOCKED FROM THE WEDDING BY DOZENS OF ARMED POLICE OFFICERS.

historylover
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historylover 08/20/14 - 10:04 pm
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I too posted

on here a couple of weeks ago a link to where many Muslims have come out against the terrorists and the violence. It seems the exact same people keep saying the exact same thing. Perhaps they don't bother to even read the links provided, thus proving not only their ignorance but their choice to remain so.

Bizkit
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Bizkit 08/20/14 - 10:27 pm
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Then the fact that radical

Then the fact that radical muslims don't mind killing peace loving ones at all doesn't argue for it either-the Sunni ISIS kill Shia muslims with wild abandon, course they kill about everyone else too.

cush1944
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cush1944 08/21/14 - 06:02 pm
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"on here a couple of weeks

"on here a couple of weeks ago a link to where many Muslims have come out against the terrorists and the violence."
historylover, read the Koran. Islam is a VERY violent religion. Mohamed was a pedophile.

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