National Post: ‘Last week in Ottawa, my home was assaulted and my religion was hijacked’

My mother converted to Islam. Raised in a Catholic family from Panama, she knew that this religion would make her a better person, a better mother and a better citizen. I was only three years old at the time of her conversion, a time when she was a single mother of two young girls.

My mother told us us stories of why she was so drawn to the religion, citing Islam’s high regard of women (“Heaven lies at the feet of the mother,” a saying attributed to Prophet Muhammad), the way in which we’re told to treat our neighbours (“Kind words and forgiveness are better than charity followed by injury.” -Qur’an, 2:263), and how to deal with those who have angered us (“Do not let your hatred of a people incite you to aggression” -Qur’an, 5:2).

She always encouraged us to learn more about Islam, to ask questions and not to follow the religion blindly but rather to choose our own faith. I chose Islam…

…Last week, my home was assaulted and my religion was hijacked…

An idiot convert. No doubt trotted out to show that not all converts are violent. They are not — this one is just ignorant and ill-informed. No amount of talk about the generous verses in the Koran can erase the ugly, violent and intolerant ones.

Why doesn’t the media scrutinize Islam the way it does Christianity? The MSM loves nothing more that Catholic pedophile priest stories (NYT always allows comments on them) or tales of Christians who don’t believe in evolution. All we ask is that the MSM be fair. But instead, they are acting like wretched propagandists. 

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