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Terrorists Don’t Have A Religion, So Stop Racism In Its Name!

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This one is inspired a lot from many posts and articles going around claiming that Muslims are nothing else but terrorists. Let us analyse the history of world today.

Have you ever questioned yourself, in the history of the world, who has killed maximum innocent human beings?

The answer is so simple that even kids can answer it. It was Hitler, of course. But, do you know who he was by religion? He was a Christian! But did the media ever call Christians as terrorists?
Joseph Stalin, who is still sheepishly called as Uncle Joe, has killed 20 million human beings including 14.5 million who were starved to death. Was he a Muslim? Of course, not!
Mao Tse Tsung from China has killed 14 to 20 million human beings. Was he a Muslim? Again, negative.

Benito Mussolini from Italy has killed 400 thousand human beings. Was he a Muslim? No!
Ashoka in Kalinga Battle, killed 100 thousand human beings. Was he a Muslim? Obviously not.
During Embargo put by George Bush just a decade ago in Iraq, 1/2 million children were killed in Iraq alone! Why are these people never called terrorists by the media. Why?

Today a vast majority of non-Muslims are afraid or agitated at Muslims and cringe on hearing the words “Jihad”. The movies, which obviously influence the younger generation the most these days, too, added fuel to the fire by only portraying Arabs and Muslims to be villains in them, albeit they are all false fictional stories. If asked why they do this, they claim to be taking creative liberty. Little do they realize that the impact they’re creating is catastrophic already. Some even do this on purpose for reasons and motives only known to them.

So, let me tell you what does it exactly mean, Arabic dictionary wise, considering it’s an Arabic word.
Jihad is an Arabic word which comes from root Arabic word “Jahada” which means “to strive” or “to struggle” against evil and for justice. It does not mean killing innocents by any interpretation or any way. Neither does any religion in the world, especially Islam, propagate killing anyone. The motive is to stand against evil, not with evil. Do you still think that ISLAM is the problem?

Read on.
1. The First World War, 17 million dead was caused by non-Muslims.
2. The Second World War, 50-55 million dead was caused by non-Muslims.
3. Hiroshima-Nagasaki atomic bombs left 200000 dead, again caused by non- Muslims.
4. The War in Vietnam had over 5 million dead was caused by non- Muslims.
5. The War in Bosnia/Kosovo rendered over 500000 dead was again caused by non-Muslims.
6. The War in Iraq caused more than 12,000,000 deaths, of course caused by non-Muslim.
7. Afghanistan, Burma etc. deaths caused by non-Muslims.
8. In Cambodia 1975-1979, almost 3 million deaths were caused by non-Muslim.

The list is unending. If only people opened their eyes and realized that this prejudice created against Muslims owing to the false tag of terrorism is nothing but a political conspiracy of the highest and the deepest order. Clear this fact right now and let it stick to your mind forever, Muslims are not terrorists, because terrorists don’t have a religion. And if a person claiming to be Muslim acts in a way which fulfill the criteria of terrorism, then know that he/she is either lying for some background gains and is not a Muslim anyways, because Islam teaches only and only peace!

by Dr. Aafreen Kotadiya
MGM University

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Muslim activist comes forth to prove innocent a Christian in Blasphemy charges:

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Intervention of a Muslim activist saved the life of an innocent illiterate Christian man and managed to wipe off the charges of blasphemous act of burning Qur’anic verse containing pages.

Mansha Masih, is a Christian, who has worked for 15 years as a street sweeper cum scavenger in the Hajweri area of Faisalabad. That day, he was picking up waste and leaves around some abandoned houses, when a young Muslim named Billu accused him, from the roof of his home, of destroying pages of The Holy Qur’an, the beloved sacred book of the Muslims. He, later, stormed towards the Christian man and brutally beat him. All this commotion attracted a mob of people to gather and as it always happens, the mob, too, charged Masih of having burned pages with Qur’anic writing on them without hearing out the victim’s side.
However, the intervention of the 26-year old Muslim activist Farhan Sadiq , a journalist and member of the Human Rights Defenders Network, was vital in saving the Christian’s life at the hands of the aggressive mob who were ready to lynch him, too. He freed Masih from the hands of the tormentors and took him home. He then did an independent investigation to verify the facts himself, after which it was found that those pages were “desecrated” by two minor students in the area, who were averting going to the local mosque and so they burned the books in a fit of rage.
Meanwhile, rumors of this alleged blasphemy case had already circulated in the town and a crowd was ready to punish the man to death. Even after the confession of two young men, the crowd did not want to believe that Mansha Masih, was innocent, despite of repeatedly stating that he cannot read and so had done nothing wrong as he did not know the content of printed sheets. Till the end, Sadiq courageously dealt with crowd and finally succeeded in proving the charges to be false,  saving the Christian’s life.
With more than 180 million as population (97 per cent Muslim), Pakistan is considered the sixth most populous country in the world, the second largest Muslim nation after Indonesia. About 80 per cent of Muslims are Sunni, while Shias are 20 per cent. Hindus are 1.85 per cent, followed by Christians (1.6 per cent) and Sikhs (0.04 per cent). Violence against ethnic and religious minorities is commonplace across the country, with Shia Muslims and Christians as the main target. Dozens of blasphemy cases, including targeted attacks against entire communities mar the country each day. But such acts where humanity is kept above all, do need special mention in our day to day reads to make us understand that humanity is truly the need of the hour. These come with a hope to help increase the our level of tolerance towards the members of our species, regardless of their beliefs, for bringing peace in not just one nation, but in the whole world, and to put an end to acts that tarnish the image of our society and to help bring about social harmony.
Dr Aafreen Kotadiya
MGM University

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Why is the usage of pork forbidden in Islam?

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Consumption of pork is prohibited in Islam is well known fact. Read on to know various reasons of this prohibition:
Pork prohibited in Qur’an
  • The Qur’an prohibits the consumption of pork in no less than 4 different places. It is prohibited in 2:173, 5:3, 6:145 and 16:115.
  •  “Forbidden to you (for food) are: dead meat, blood, the flesh of swine, and that on which hath been invoked the name of other than Allah.” [Al-Qur’an 5:3]

The above verses of the Holy Qur’an are sufficient to satisfy a Muslim as to why pork is forbidden.

Pork prohibited in the Bible

The Bible, too, prohibits the consumption of pork, in the book of Leviticus-

  •  “And the swine, though he divide the hoof, and be cloven footed, yet he cheweth not the cud; he is unclean to you”.
  •  “Of their flesh shall ye not eat, and their carcass shall ye not touch, they are unclean to you.” [Leviticus 11:7-8]

Pork is also prohibited in the Bible in the book of Deuteronomy

  • “And the swine, because it divideth the hoof, yet cheweth not the cud, it is unclean unto you. Ye shall not eat of their flesh, nor touch their dead carcass.” [Deuteronomy 14:8]

A resembling prohibition is repeated in the Bible in the book of Isaiah chapter 65 verse 2-5.

Medically speaking, eating pork causes various diseases

Medicine has now proved that pork can cause no less than seventy different types of diseases. A person can have various helminthes like roundworm, pinworm, hookworm, etc. One of the most dangerous is Taenia Solium, which is in lay man’s terminology called tapeworm. It thrives in the intestine and its ova i.e. eggs, enter the blood stream and can reach almost all the organs of the body. Thus, it can damage almost all the organs of the body.

Another vicarious helminth is Trichuris Tichura. A common misconception about pork is that if it is cooked well, these ova die. In a research project undertaken in America, it was found that out of twenty-four people suffering from Tichuriasis, twenty two had cooked the pork very well. This indicates that the ova present in the pork do not die with normal cooking temperatures. So, any logical person should avoid pork for better health.

Pork = Fat

As a doctor, I can say that Pork has very little muscle building nutrients and contains excess of fat. This fat gets deposited within the vessels and can block them causing cause hypertension and heart attack. It is not surprising that over 50% of Americans suffer from hypertension.

Doubtlessly, Pig is one of the filthiest animals on earth

It lives and thrives on muck, faeces and dirt. It is one of the best scavenger that God has produced. In the villages, especially in India, where they do not have modern toilets and the villagers excrete in the open air, very often this waste is cleared by pigs.

Some may argue that in advanced countries like Australia, pigs are bred in very clean and hygienic conditions. Even in these hygienic conditions the pigs are kept together in sties. No matter how hard you try to keep them clean they are filthy by nature. They eat and enjoy their own as well as their neighbour’s excreta. Pig is the most shameless animal on earth

The reason being it is the only animal that invites its friends to have sex with its mate. And its an old notion that a person becomes what he eats. Here’s a ‘little’ proof. In America, most people consume pork willingly. Many a times after dance parties, they indulge in this shameless act called ‘wife swapping’; i.e. many say “you sleep with my wife and I will sleep with your wife.” If you eat pigs then you behave like pigs. We Asians, look upon America to be very advanced and sophisticated. And whatever they do, we follow after a few years. According to an article in Island magazine, this practice of swapping wives has now become common in the affluent circles of Indian metropolitan cities as well. I don’t think it can get anymore shameless than that. Lest people start enjoying excreta as delicacies some day!
I hope that these reasons should now be enough to prove the importance of staying miles away from this nasty thing called pork, which is not only religiously banned, but also logically speaking should be never consumed or used in any form.
Dr. Aafreen Kotadiya
MGM College & University

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