Saturday, December 1, 2007

CAIR steps up -- sort of


This most recent episode can be used as a learning opportunity for people of all faiths who wish to promote mutual understanding. It can also be viewed as a “teaching moment” for Muslims who want to emulate the Prophet through the example of their good character and dignified behavior.

As the Quran states: “It may well be that God will bring about love (and friendship) between you and those with whom you are now at odds.” (60:7)

This week’s unfortunate incident in the Sudan points to the need for an increased level of dialogue between ordinary people in the Muslim world and the West.

The complaint brought against Gillian Gibbons was an inappropriate use of Sudan’s legal system to deal with what was in essence a disagreement between parents and a teacher. Ms. Gibbons should never have been charged. She should be released immediately.

Putting the best spin on it and promoting their agenda, as always. But at least Ibrahim Hooper said what needed to be said on the subject of Ms. Gibbons' prosecution.

What he didn't do, and apparently is incapable of doing, is condemn the behavior of those who sentenced her and the mobs in the street who are calling for her execution in the name of Islam. Make a note.