Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Big News - Muslim group vows to combat misunderstanding of Islam!

"We frequently hear from Muslim spokesmen ....that today's jihad terrorists have twisted Islam, and have misunderstood its peaceful teachings. We have on many occasions noted the fact that this alleged misunderstanding of Islam is now a worldwide phenomenon, and that misunderstanders of Islam are often Muslim clerics who have devoted their lives to the study of the religion."
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And here we go again. Six years after 9/11, 10,000 jihad terror attacks later, this Indonesian group decides that it's time to do something about all this misunderstanding of Islam. What will they do? That's not clear. (From Jihadwatch)


JAKARTA, Jan. 25 (Xinhua) -- The Indonesian biggest Muslim organization Nahdlatul Ulema (NU) vowed on Friday to stop the spread of misteaching of Islam, which could trigger radicalism and spark terrorism in the biggest Muslim country, the chairman of the organization Hasyim Muzadi said here.

Terrorim has grown fast in recent years in the country, which was supported by poverty and lack of understanding of the true Islam, through the spread of misteaching of the religion.

Among the teaching was hatred to the West and encouragement for retaliation through jihad in the form of attacks or suicide bombings targeting on the Western people or interest in Indonesia.

Many young people had been recruited and shifted to become suicide bombers, especially those from remote areas in the country which 87 percent of its more than 220 million population are Muslim.

Indonesia has been hit by a series of suicide bombings since 2000, including Bali bombings in 2002 and 2005, the hotel explosion in 2003 and Australian embassy bombing in 2004, that killed more than 250 people.

The more-than 40-millions followers Nahdlatul Ulema had the capacity to oppose the terrorist movement up to the level of grass root, said Muzadi.

"The Nahdlatul Ulama has a capacity to halt it (the spread of terrorism). The NU has an obligation to stop it. The (NU followers) at the grass root stage can be used to stop it," he told a press conference after meeting with President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono at the State Palace here.

The chairman of the NU said that tens of millions of members of the organization spreading across the archipelago would be a bastion of the spread of the wrong deliberation of Islam by terrorists.

"Should the followers of the Nahdlatul Ulema at the stage of grass root was already sterilized from the extremism, that would be very easy to stop the spread of the misteaching of Islam," he said.

Muzadi said that a proactive moves would be conducted to the community about the true Islam.

"We gave sermon to the people about how is the right teaching of Islam," he said.

Terorist has misinterpretated a Koranic verse about the legality for revenge through suicide bombings on infidels.

7 comments:

  1. The young girl who isn't an atheist like her teacher

    A young woman teacher with obvious liberal tendencies explains to her class of small children that she is an atheist. She asks her class if they're atheists too. Not really knowing what atheism is but wanting to be like their teacher, their hands explode into the air like fleshy fireworks. There is, however, one exception. A beautiful girl named Zainab has not gone along with the crowd. The teacher asks her why she has decided to be different. "Because I'm not an atheist."

    Then, asks the teacher, "What are you?" "I'm a Muslim." The teacher is a little perturbed now, her face slightly red. She asks Zainab why she is a Muslim. "Well, I was brought up knowing and loving God. My mom is a Muslim, and my dad is a Muslim, so I am a Muslim."
    The teacher is now angry. "That's no reason," she says loudly, "what if your mom was a moron,and your dad was a moron, - what would you be then?" She paused, and smiled. "Then," says Zainab, "I'd be an atheist."

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  2. Jao,
    you wrote "A beautiful girl named Zainab"

    The other children were not as beutiful as Zainab?

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  3. Jao..
    please try to stay on topic of the posting.

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  4. Dhivehi Christian2:43 PM

    The copy-paste department of al-Qaeda goes into action again. Jao plagiarised the post here from a web site called Living Islam- Islamic tradition, from the page headed Short Islamic Stories. It is a straight copy-paste job as evidenced by the typographical errors carried over from the web site.

    The Plagiarism doesn't stop there. Muslims first copied and converted the story to Islam (sorry reverted it) from a Jewish book written by Haim Bar Yossef called Short Jewish Stories. So much for Islamic originality!

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  5. Anonymous12:21 PM

    you think you dont do cut&paste?

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  6. Dhivehi Christian12:16 AM

    Other than quoting from someone's work with legitimate references, I do not copy and paste. It would be impossible for me to "cut & paste" on the browser! I certainly don't misrepresent huge chunks of text from other sources as my own. If you are able to show me anything that I have plagiarised, please feel free to do so.

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  7. Dhivehi Christian12:16 AM

    Other than quoting from someone's work with legitimate references, I do not copy and paste. It would be impossible for me to "cut & paste" on the browser! I certainly don't misrepresent huge chunks of text from other sources as my own. If you are able to show me anything that I have plagiarised, please feel free to do so.

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