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Denigration of enemies

I saw an “anti Israel” post on someone’s Facebook timeline. It was a cartoon of someone stepping in dog poop and saying “aww, I stepped in dog poop”, the next picture in the sequence shows the bottom of the shoe with the aforementioned poop and the word “Israel” on it. Now, I’m all for anti Israel posts, but not pathetic denigratory stuff like this. Continue reading Denigration of enemies

Denigrating the Indian Flag.

I saw a picture on someone’s Facebook wall of a dog taking a poo on the Indian national flag, I was so angered by this and wrote the following comment on the person’s picture status:

Absolutely disgraceful. There is no reason to abuse or denigrate the symbols of other peoples and other nations. How would you feel if they made the same picture with the Saudi flag or the Quran or something dear to us? Why do people do this? What insecurities are they trying to make up for? Anyone who finds this funny, or finds it amusing should not then get foam mouthed and offended when our symbols sacred and national suffer the same abuse.

One of the principles of the Sunnah is “let there be no harm and no reciprocating harm”. We are Muslims, alhamdulillah, let us have high ideals, let us be the Muslims that our religion requires of us.

It is an affront to the person and character of The Prophet (Allah bless him and grant him peace) when Muslims engage in such low, base and idiotic endeavors. We are in the business of attracting people to our way, not giving them excuses against us and not shutting doors in their faces.

The symbolism represented by the Indian flag are entirely honourable. The principles it represents are universal ideals that Muslims hold dear.  Among other things: courage, loyalty, honesty. The wheel symbol is the wheel of law.

Shame on whoever made this picture, may they learn honour, dignity and respect which are basic Islamic etiquettes that we should, as Muslims, adhere to by default . Shame upon shame.

Film: Taxi to the Darkside

From the Apple Movie Trailers’ website:

Taxi to the Dark SideThe latest prize-winning documentary from Oscar-nominee Alex Gibney, confirms his standing as one of the foremost non-fiction filmmakers working today. A stunning inquiry into the suspicious death of an Afghani taxi driver at Bagram air base in 2002, the film is a fastidiously assembled, uncommonly well-researched examination of how an innocent civilian was apprehended, imprisoned, tortured, and ultimately murdered by the greatest democracy on earth. Intermingling documents and records of the incident with candid testimony from eyewitnesses and participants, the film uncovers an inescapable link between the tragic incidents that unfolded in Bagram and the policies made at the very highest level of the United States government in Washington, D.C. Combining the cool detachment of a forensic expert with the heated indignation of a proud American who holds his country to a high standard, Gibney?s film reveals how the Bush administration has systematically betrayed the very ideals it professes to uphold.

The official movie site: http://www.taxitothedarkside.com/?