This is more or less another one of my rants that is based purely on frustrations incurred over the long run and exploding recently. This post is not intended for a theological debate but is rather merely a medium through which I may vent out. Forgive the linguistic mess.
I really don’t know which Islamic extremists get to me more these days. I don’t know which side of the spectrum I find more dangerous and more insulting to the teachings of Islam.
On the far right are the fanatics who feel everyone who disagrees with them should die and that Muslims should not think for themselves because everything in Islam is meant to be taken out of context and absorbed literally. Yet will still refer to themselves as the models of Islam and how it should be.
On the far left are the fanatics who feel everyone who disagrees with them is a backwards dope who lives in a cave. Who feel it is more important to embrace modernism as defined by western civilization and culture than it is to embrace Islam. Yet will still refer to themselves as the models for Islam and how it should be.
One side says lets kill all the non-Muslims and the other side says lets get drunk with them.
One side says Islam is the answer to all our problems and the other side says Islam is the problem.
One side says women should be physically forced to wear the hijab or be put to death as a kaferah (non-believer) and the other side says women should burn the hijab in protest.
One side defends Islam from those who attack it by verbally and/or physically attacking them. The other side defends Islam by not defending it at all and joining the attack instead.
One sideÃ¢??s weapon of choice is a car bomb and airplanes while the other sideÃ¢??s weapon of choice is misinformation. Which weapon is more deadly in the long run is something I havenÃ¢??t figured out yet.
Both sides believe they are the best representation of Islam.
Both sides ignore significant portions of Islamic history and teachings in order to support their convictions.
Both sides hate moderates but forget that the Prophet pbuh said: “Woe to those who exaggerate; who are too strict!” and “Moderation, moderation! Only with moderation will you ever succeed.”
Both sides have too many fans.
Both sides are adored by the Islamophobes.
Both sides drive me crazy.
And the Prophet weeps.