Author: MASQ

Peaceful Dialogue

I TOTALLY agree with Labor MP Jason Clare that the decision of Muslim leaders to cancel a meeting with Prime Minister Scott Morrison was an opportunity lost. I think it is a worthy prospect to educate the Prime Minister and public of the true teachings of Islam. Islam, like any other religion, is a peaceful religion that has got nothing to do with extremism and terrorism. The first step to the resolution of any matter is dialogue between both sides. If there is anything the human race has learnt from its past, it’s that dialogue is the only option...

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Evil act against the Quran

I agree with Scott Morrison that mental illness should not be used as a sole excuse for last week’s incident in Bourke Street. As an Ahmadi Muslim who works closely with imams, I consider Hassan Khalif Shire Ali’s actions an evil attack that can never be justified under any circumstances. The Quran says to kill an innocent person is akin to killing the whole of mankind. However, I felt that Mr Morrison was unfair to rebuke the entire Muslim community and imams for not speaking out against extremism. When we do speak out, we are blamed for seeking attention...

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Does the Quran justify violence?

Rod Shaw’s letter (15/11) employs a tactic commonly used by critics of Islam. He misquotes the Koran as saying “terrorise and behead those who believe in scriptures other than the Koran”. This ignores the fact that Muslims were persecuted for 13 years in Mecca for claiming that God is one. They were driven out of their homes and not left alone, even in Medina. The permission given in the Koran to fight in self-defence was granted to defend Muslims from persecution, and to defend Christians, Jews and people of all faiths from acts of terror. But according to critics...

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