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February 11th, 2009

Comments on the book ‘The Muslim Next Door’

Rashid Jahangiri has submitted the following post.


THE MUSLIM NEXT DOOR by Sumbul Ali-Karamali

On the website www.jihadwatch.org a recent book ‘The Muslim Next Door’ by Sumbul Ali-Karamali is discussed. Robert writes the original review. Readers have contributed their comments.

I came across following comment by Ikram:

Begin comment:

The contributors to this site in their criticism seem to have lost their sense of justice in dealing with Islam and the Prophet Muhammad. All rules of their criticism seem to be subject to one consideration that whatever is unfavorable and damaging to Islam and Muhammad’s reputation MUST BE ACCEPTED AS TRUE, no matter whether such views are out of mere ignorance, hearsay, hate, prejudice or cultural bias. A constant repetition of statements, however false, will in time invest them with something of the glamor of truth and it may be that the contributors of this site are becoming self-hypnotized into a belief that their accusation are indeed founded on facts.

They also seem to blur their view about their disagreement or dislike of people of certain geographical origin or their culture and The Religion of Islam. Because a Muslim could be a blue eyed, blond haired Caucasian.

What a pity that with all the outpouring of learning and literature, no proper efforts are made to clear off that cloud of misrepresentation and want of knowledge which still envelops the religion of Islam* on this site.

Allow me to assure you that misconception, misconstruction or even misinterpretation of Islam and its tenets is not the complaint, it is Misrepresentation and Misinformation by which we are the chief sufferers here.*

If the sole purpose of this site is bigotry or polemic then I do not have much to say. But if the purpose of the contributors is to share their current understanding about Islam and Muhammad and are willing to hear a clarifying or opposing view, then please take time to go to the following links for a fundamental review which will naturally reframe the criticism of Islam and Muhammad above.

*Special features of Islam: www.wokingmuslim.org/work/paper-paris1913.htm

What Islam intends: www.aaiil.org/text/books/kk/alislam/alislam.pdf

A view about Jihad: www.wokingmuslim.org/pers/pickthall/jihad.htm

A booklet about Jihad: www.ahmadiyya.org/bookspdf/jihadinislam.pdf

Life sketch of Muhammad: www.aaiil.org/text/books/mali/muhammadtheprophet/muhammadtheprophet.pdf

What makes Muhammad an ideal: www.aaiil.org/text/books/kk/idealprophet/idealprophet.pdf

End Comment.

Link to the review and comments on website Jihad Watch:
www.jihadwatch.org/archives/023818.php

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