“Muslims dare not put the Bible on some despicable trial; this is beyond any Muslim’s wierdest imagination”
Dr. Ashraf Ezzat / Veterans Today
“We’re not big debaters. We’re not very well-educated; we’re just simple people trying to do the right thing.” Said Luke Jones, the son of the Florida pastor who finally carried out his most ignorant plan and burned a copy of the holy scripture of Muslims (Qur’an)
Adding to what Luke had said, I tend to believe that he and his father, Pastor Terry Jones, along with the 30-person Christian congregation at Dove World Outreach Center are amongst the most clueless and deluded people on earth.
According to this Jones and on March 20th – or what he designated as “International judge the Qur’an day” – he burned a copy of the Qur’an after he had thoroughly judged the book which he found dangerously guilty.
What a joke,
What a silly joke.
If we were told that every day there were some persons who thought of or actually contrived to kill their stepfathers, whom they had suspected of being accomplices to the murder of their deceased fathers, would that incriminate Shakespeare and his masterpiece play “Hamlet”?
Could we by any chance or logic for that matter, judge the book of Shakespeare and find it guilty of inciting violence and the killing of one’s next of kin.
Does that make any logic?
To develop a better Understanding of any Literature or Holy Scripture you should rely on your heart not your mind.
Logic and religion are irreconcilable.
Did you know that the Bible contained more violence and fairy tales than all Harry Potter’s parts put together? But is that enough reason for Muslims to ridicule or demonize the Bible or put it on trial for that matter.
Every time I read Hamlet, I can’t help myself sympathizing with the deeply tormented and mourning prince who cherished so dearly the memory of his late father he was sincerely willing to give up his own life to see his lord’s betrayal avenged.
Foolishness breeds more foolishness…
And extremism will definitely breed more extremism.
Qur’an is the most sacred book on planet earth for Muslims; for the sake of its reverence they are willing to give their lives just as little and dispensable Hamlet thought of his life when the memory of his king had been desecrated.
You don’t disgrace other people’s most dignified text and expect them to react in a dignified way. Hamlet himself couldn’t do it, he couldn’t restrain himself. Once he knew of the disgrace and the calamities that befell his Lord he went insane. That’s how Shakespeare went about it and I believe no one could have managed better.
The world doesn’t need more madness right now.
We have got all the madness we need for the moment.
Muslims will dare not burn the Bible back in return. But they’d rather die than witness the sanctity of their Qur’an violated.
Muslims dare not judge the Bible for it is equally sacred to them as the Qur’an is.
Jesus and mother Mary are equally revered as prophet Mohamed by all Muslims. Muslims dare not put the Bible on some despicable trial; this is beyond any Muslim’s weirdest imagination.
To be or not to be ..
This is how we should be judging ourselves?
To be tolerant,
To be civilized,
To be caring for others,… or not to be.
That is the question.
For more articles by Dr. Ashraf Ezzat visit his website.
Ashraf Ezzat is an Egyptian born in Cairo and based in Alexandria. He graduated from the faculty of Medicine at Alexandria University.
Keen not to be entirely consumed by the medical profession, Dr. Ezzat invests a lot of his time in research and writing. History of the ancient Near East and of Ancient Egypt has long been an area of special interest to him.
In his writings, he approaches ancient history not as some tales from the remote times but as a causative factor in our existing life; and to him, it’s as relevant and vibrant as the current moment.
In his research and writings, Dr. Ezzat is always on a quest trying to find out why the ancient wisdom had been obstructed and ancient spirituality diminished whereas the Judeo-Christian teachings and faith took hold and prospered.
Dr. Ezzat has written extensively in Arabic tackling many issues and topics in the field of Egyptology and comparative religion. He is the author of Egypt knew no Pharaohs nor Israelites.
In 2013 his short The Pyramids: story of creation was screened at many international film festivals in Europe. And he is working now on his first documentary “Egypt knew no Pharaohs nor Israelites”.