At least those of them who are rioting, pillaging and violently reacting to imagined acts of dishonor towards the Prophet Muhammad. For the longest time, Muslim countries have too often been ruled by street mobs instead of the Book and the Prophet they claim to follow, in which neither condone nor suggest the reaction of today’s Muslims to acts of disrespect shown Prophet Muhammad are justifiable. I have finally found a voice that says that rather clearly and cogently and it needs to be heard.
I don’t think it will make that much difference to the throngs of people who want Islam to rule from the street, but perhaps it will make a difference to those sitting on the sideline who are confused and or wondering where does this rage come from. Although I can’t answer that question in the affirmative Yusuf definitely makes the case it doesn’t, it can’t come from the example of the Prophet nor from the Book revealed to him.
- How would Prophet Muhammad respond to the anti-Muhammad “film”? – Blog: What Would Muhammad Do? (religionnews.com)
- Covenant of Protection from Prophet Muhammad Commands Muslims to Protect Jews and Christians until the End of Time (prweb.com)
- “Violence is not in the tradition of the Prophet” (vanguardngr.com)