In last week’s column, I wrote about Islamophobia and how it is misleading many and making them enemies of Islam in the West.
I had hoped that my article would influence a more tolerant approach toward innocent Muslims who are being killed and displaced and whose homes are being destroyed by terrorists in the name of Islam.
However, I was really saddened by the attack I received for trying to address the issue and promote a better understanding.
One of the letters that was very disturbing showed an extreme contempt for Islam, closing all doors for dialogue and rapprochement.
I will include some extracts that reveal the extent of the defamation that goes on in the attempt to give Islam a bad name.
“I just don’t like Islam and what it stands for. I don’t like the lies being told about a peaceful religion but the Qur’an and hadiths tell a different story.”
“I can read and do not need a Muslim cleric to reinterpret the Qur’an and hadiths. They say what they say and no amount of reinterpretation will change that.”
“I have read many stories about your Prophet, and I don’t find anything that he did or said to be an example to mankind”…