March 14, 2011, Dallas, Texas
In behalf of Muslims and the World Muslim Congress, I condemn the malicious rejoice by some Palestinians over the cold blooded murder of the Fogel family in
The Quraan is absolute on killing; offensive killing is prohibited and further adds that killing one human is like killing the whole humanity and the corollary to that is saving one life is like saving the entire humanity. Even the act of suicide is condemned in Islam.
These acts are acts of murder and disgusting. It behooves for Muslims not only to condemn the act of killing but also condemn the act of acting in the name of Islam, Islam has nothing to do with their criminal acts and those individuals must be punished accordingly.
Mike Ghouse, President
World Muslim Congress
A few exchanges on the net prompted me to add the following;
A Jewish friend wrote, "Jewish Israelis do not do that too Muslims" and I wish that were the case. I asked him to look up
post, Haaretz and the writings of Jewish humanitarians to find a different story. Jerusalem
Bad people are among all of us without exception, acknowledging bad Muslims, bad Indians, bad Israelis, bad Palestinians, bad Jews or bad Americans is the right thing to do, denying takes away the humanity within.
The shameless score keeping must be understood to break they cycle of violence. The shameless rejoice by a few Palestinians is not acceptable, and I sincerely hope, Netanyahu will not bomb the entire
I humbly request the right wing Jewish Americans and the right wing Muslim Americans not to start a campaign of hate and counter hate on the media, but instead break this cycle. Both sides can dig up trash and throw at each other, for what? So they can do more of it?
I ask the shameless Media vultures not to feed on these hateful incidents and talk for a whole week until they find another corpse; their food.
Mike Ghouse is the founder of America Together foundation and Islam Together Foundation and is committed to building cohesive societies offering pluralistic solution on the issues of the day. His work is indexed in 4 websites and 21 Blogs at http://www.mikeghouse.net/