19 February 2009

Islam: Religion of Peace


The Buffalo News carries an inspirational story of a man who truly practices the tenets of his faith, even as he seeks understanding between different faiths:
Muzzammil Hassan is the founder and chief executive officer of Bridges TV, which he launched in 2004, amid hopes that it would help portray Muslims in a more positive light.
While Islam is a religion where clerics have tv shows to teach men how to beat their wives without leaving marks, Hassan was apparently proud of his willingness to beat his wife, because he went to the police to brag about it.

Orchard Park police are investigating a particularly gruesome killing, the beheading of a woman, after her husband — an influential member of the local Muslim community — reported her death to police Thursday.

Police identified the victim as Aasiya Z. Hassan, 37. Detectives have charged her husband, Muzzammil Hassan, 44, with second-degree murder.

"He came to the police station at 6:20 p.m. [Thursday] and told us that she was dead," Orchard Park Police Chief Andrew Benz said late this morning.

Q`uran 4:34 reads:

"Men have authority over women because God has made the one superior to the other, and because they spend their wealth to maintain them. Good women are obedient. They guard their unseen parts because God has guarded them. As for those from whom you fear disobedience, admonish them and send them to beds apart and beat them. Then if they obey you, take no further action against them. Surely God is high, supreme."

It is true that Christians have committed gruesome crimes as well, but at least with a Christian, you know that when he does something heinous, he is operating against the tenets of his faith. For a Muslim, it is all too often in harmony with the faith!

1 comment:

Exodio said...

I'm not sure I understand the problem here.

Here is a link that draws on the same verse and some more additional information that gets more in depth on the subject. Very interesting.

In case you weren't aware, that first comment was sarcasm.