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From The Heart of an Honest Muslim

“I am a Muslim by faith, a Christian by spirit, a Jew by heart, and above all I am a human being.” says Dr. Tawfik Hamid.20130622_FBP001_0                            

I was born a Muslim and lived all my life as a follower of Islam. 

After the barbaric terrorist attacks done by the hands of my fellow Muslims everywhere on this globe, and after the too many violent acts by Islamists in many parts of the world, I feel responsible as a Muslim and as a human being to speak out and tell the truth to protect the world and Muslims as well from a coming catastrophe and war of civilizations.

I have to admit that our current Islamic teaching creates violence and hatred toward non-Muslims. We Muslims are the ones who need to change. Until now we have accepted polygamy, the beating of women by men, and killing those who convert from Islam to other religions.

We have never had a clear and strong stand against the concept of slavery or wars, to spread our religion and to subjugate others to Islam and force them to pay a humiliating tax called jizia. We ask others to respect our religion while all the time we curse non-Muslims loudly (in Arabic) in our Friday prayers in the mosques.

What message do we convey to our children when we call the Jews “descendants of the pigs and monkeys”? [Yet, both Arabs and Jews are descendants of Ibrahim (Abraham)!] Is this a message of love and peace, or a message of hate?

I have been into [Christian] churches and [Jewish] synagogues where they were praying for Muslims.  While all the time, we curse them, and teach our generations to call them “infidels”, and to hate them.

We immediately jump in a ‘knee jerk reflex’ to defend Prophet Mohammad when someone accuses him of being a pedophile while, at the same time, we are proud with the story in our Islamic books that he married a young girl seven years old [Aisha] when he was above 50 years old.

I am sad to say that many, if not most of us, rejoiced in happiness after September 11th and after many other terror attacks.

Muslims denounce these attacks to look good in front of the media, but we condone the Islamic terrorists and sympathise with their cause. Until now our ‘reputable’ top religious authorities have never issued a fatwa or religious statement to proclaim Bin Laden as an apostate, while an author, like Rushdie, was declared an apostate who should be killed according to Islamic Shari’a law just for writing a book criticizing Islam.

Muslims demonstrated to get more religious rights as we did in France to stop the ban on the hijab (head scarf), while we did not demonstrate with such passion and in such numbers against the terrorist murders. It is our absolute silence against the terrorists that gives the energy to these terrorists to continue doing their evil acts.

We Muslims need to stop blaming our problems on others or on the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. As a matter of honesty, Israel is the only light of democracy, civilization, and human rights in the whole Middle East.

We kicked out the Jews with no compensation or mercy from most of the Arab countries to make them “Jews-free countries” while Israel accepted more than a million Arabs to live there, have their own nationality, and enjoy their rights as human beings. In Israel, women cannot be beaten legally by men, and any person can change his/her belief system with no fear of being killed by the Islamic law of ‘apostasy,’ while in our Islamic world people do not enjoy any of these rights.

I agree that the ‘Palestinians’ suffer, but they suffer because of their corrupt leaders and not because of Israel.

It is not common to see Arabs who live in Israel leaving to live in the Arab world. On the other hand, we used to see thousands of Palestinians going to work with happiness in Israel, its ‘enemy.’ If Israel treats Arabs badly as some people claim, surely we would have seen the opposite happening.

We Muslims need to admit our problems and face them.  Only then we can treat them and start a new era to live in harmony with human mankind. Our religious leaders have to show a clear and very strong stand against polygamy, pedophilia, slavery, killing those who convert from Islam to other religions, beating of women by men, and declaring wars on non-Muslims to spread Islam.

Then, and only then, do we have the right to ask others to respect our religion. The time has come to stop our hypocrisy and say it openly: ‘We Muslims have to change !

 Dr. Hamid is an Egyptian scholar and author of the article.  The world needs more people like him—ones who have the courage to face-up to reality.

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Dr. Tawfik Hamid

June 24, 2013

Related link – http://tinyurl.com/o6qwnmr

 

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Dr, Tawfik Hamid once a terrorist has now been known as the champion of peace and is the author of the book “The Roots of Jihad”.

 
The article is a summary of his 2009-2011 Collected Works, called “Understanding Radical Islam”, the following pdf link:

 

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  1. fong
    July 20, 2016 at 11:24 am

    What Dr Tawfik has stated is exactly happening in Malaysia in 2016!

  2. STEPHEN
    July 21, 2016 at 10:30 pm

    Knowing where and with whom you are, get out of there and Become a Christian.

  3. Jan Abbondanza
    July 23, 2016 at 11:27 am

    This is the first and only article I have ever read that actually speaks the truth about Islam. While most Muslims are quite and non-jihadist the problem lies in the hate-inspired teaching and the underlying support of the terrorists by remaining SILENT. If it was declared loudly and clearly that they were opposed to all this terror and fear mongering, hate and barbaric behaviour we as nations would not be as fearful of allowing them into our country. Compassion towards the suffering refugees is on the heart of many westerners and a desire to help is overwhelming BUT there is a very great fear that by allowing many into our country it will be the start of unrest and the peace we have lived with will be shattered. I have never been so conflicted in knowing what to do. I believe love always wins over hate and I pray that love, mercy,forgiveness,tolerance and compassion will prevail and that through this many Muslims may see the light that Westerners are not all infidels just as we can see that not all Muslims are terrorists.
    In summary, I would like to ask all that Muslims that are opposed to this terror to come alongside us to stop this radical teaching of hate and destruction of all that do not embrace Islam and to be bold and speak out loud so we all can hear.

  4. Geraldine Ogilby
    July 23, 2016 at 4:11 pm

    It takes bravery and principles and empathy for all other human beings ! This man has both as well as love for all in his heart !
    Islam needs to teach less hatred and violence to non Muslims !
    And until those who encourage these disgusting acts against humanity are outted it will continue to happen .
    If you choose to live in a different country that differs from Islam ways YOU should respect that country and its laws if not move !!!!!!
    Because if non Muslims disrespect their laws they are beatten killed or jailed . In Islamic countries ! I
    It’s great to hear the truth being told !!!

  5. Kelly Moore
    July 25, 2016 at 2:49 am

    Amen brother

  6. R
    July 25, 2016 at 10:52 pm

    Dear Mr Hamid, reading your article I really doubt you are a Muslim and I am sure you never lived in an Arab country your article got 2 right things while the whole rest is fake ideas that we usually hear in the western media books and poplar’s discussions they are so superficial to avoid saying stupid conclusions.

  7. Tilley
    July 27, 2016 at 2:24 am

    The letter of the LAW KILLS but the SPIRIT GIVES LIFE.
    In this case the spirit gives LIFE.
    LOVE YOUR ENEMY this is the challenge for our time.

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