Why Terry Jones is a Security threat
20.09.12 / Guilty of Shame / 7 Comments
Before it gets really hot, I feel the need to make two points very clear. First, as a Muslim and Arab I do not support any sort of attacks against unarmed civilians regardless of their faith, skin color and nationality (unless its a legal self-defense situation e.g. war ). And second, I’m disgusted from the very well organized bashing strategy against Muslims and Arabs throughout our very dear western media channels. I mean seriously, when will O’Reilly and the rest of the gang grow up and let go? As I look at it, it seems to me the western media and their hardcore commentators have one mission: bash anything, everything and everyone Arab and Muslim. For them , Arabs and Muslims will never be good enough. No matter what we accomplish or try to do, we will always be those who got lucky because of their oil and 123.
Have you not watched the Dictator movie by the famous Baron Cohen, who by the way happens to be Jewish? The Dictator movie (which clearly depicts an Arab and Muslim character) is a typical Hollywood propaganda which was smartly released at the peak of the Arab Spring. Producing movies like the Dictator doesn’t require much talent. You’ll know what I mean once you watch it! The movie shows Arabs as filthy rich barbarians, sex addicts, urine drinkers and goat-lovers. I have to say the urine consumption thing takes the misconception to a whole new level. Can you imagine generations of westerns being exposed to such fabricated and dirty content during their full life cycle? Pretty sad. Anyways let’s move on and turn the table for a moment and imagine Cohen playing a role of a fanatic Jewish settler while of course maintaining the same spirit of the Dictator film. Hmm exactly he wouldn’t dare and allow me to confirm I bet on it.
I believe the western world needs to comprehend with an open mind that such highly promoted false information (which is obviously packaged as free speech) will never demolish the increasing gap between the west and the east. As a matter of fact it increases it badly, want some evidence? Gaze at the current affairs. The recent anti-American dilemma across the Middle East is a clear result of one thing, accumulated hate. I’m talking about a severe hate here that is similar to maybe a horrible 3rd degree tumor which by the way has been growing for years and years. This growing tumor is becoming bigger and bigger because A. its not getting the right treatment, and B. its not being properly addressed.
People like Terry Jones and Nakoula Basseley are abusing their rights to express by enticing hatred and feeling of unjust among 2.6 billion Muslims. Can you imagine how serious it is to physiologically bully 2.6 billon people over and over? Funny thing the oppressor keeps waving the free speech flag and encourages the weak minds to carry on the exact hatful steps. If we analyze objectively most of produced content from the western world, anybody with a rightful mind would say yeah Muslims, Arabs and easterns have been subjected to unfair and biased media. Its no brainer!
But here is the thing, I’ve read few comments here and there concerning westerns’ views about the recent released amateur film and same have triggered me to publish whatever you’re reading now. Well I know for sure that the views I read don’t represent the entire western nation, but I can comfortably say many reflect the majority. A very good % of all comments criticized Muslims for lacking sense of humor because we usually don’t condemn religions or religious figures in any of our produced content. And by the way, we don’t find drinking urine or fantasizing goats funny and we certainly don’t find mocking Jesus in the middle of Times Square appropriate.
The notion of religion might not be a big deal in western societies but it is in Arabia and other eastern cultures. Just to confirm, I’m not saying Arabs whether Muslims or Christians are saints, absolutely not. As a matter of fact many of us have shortfalls and so. But the major difference between us and the western world is one thing, our value-system. Our value-system (which is by the way a core part of our DNA) forbids mocking others for their religious beliefs and behaviors. When Terry Jones says I’m not insulting Muslims, I’m only condemning Islam, I think the old man got his calculation wrong.
In Eastern cultures faith or religion is not a complimentary component. I’m afraid to break the news to America’s most hateful preacher TJ that religion regulates our living. You mock Jesus pbuh in the Philippines, you might get jailed. You bad mouth Hinduism in India, you’ll probably won’t make it home and if you mock Mohammed pbuh things might get really on fire. I’m not sure if you recall when Lebanon banned not long time ago Lady Gaga’s Born this way album, specifically following her famous Jesus video. Such a ban reflects the value- system of Lebanon and its Christian community. If you believe that the ban was to restrict freedom of expression, mate you’re wrong. The ban was simply put forward to protect what is considered as sacred to others. I’m not sure if westerns will ever comprehend such a principle, I hope they do because many including corporates and governments protect the sanctity of the holocaust.
I believe like any other practice, free speech has to be regulated or else bullying would have been endorsed as a way to express. Google’s management has refused to pull out Nakoula’s amateur garbage from the internet because it clashes with its principles and work ethics. So in a very simple language the western world shouldn’t expect 2.6 billion Muslims to embrace content that breaks the core of their DNA. I guess I can borrow Hilary Clinton’s verbal expression, was it senseless?
You know triggering feelings of anger among a population of 2.6 BILLION by burning the Quran and promoting a low quality film is not exactly a party. I’m not sure how Terry Jones got the title “Pastor” because the old man is certainly a security threat!