Like Buddhists. And Christians. And Jews. And, since Gilani is a Sunni, let’s add Shi’ite Muslims in here as well. Click on each link to see how Muslims have respected people of other religions just in the last few days.
“Islam teaches respect of other religions: Gilani,” from APP, February 3:
ISLAMABAD, Feb 3 (APP): Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani Thursday said that Islam is the religion of peace and tolerance which teaches its followers to respect all religions of the world.The Prime Minister expressed these views while talking to a group of parliamentarians who called on him at his chamber in Parliament House.He said that Islam was not spread by force rather the message was disseminated through the policy of religious tolerance of Sufis and Aulia Allah.
Unfortunately, Islam and Muslims are being bracketed with extremism and sectarianism which is an attempt to tarnish the image of Muslim Ummah….
Who is bracketing Islam and Muslims with extremism and sectarianism in a attempt to tarnish the image of the Muslim Ummah? Hmm, that’s a tough one. Could it be Muhammad Hussain, the would-be jihad bomber in Baltimore? Or Mohamed Mohamud, the would-be jihad bomber in Portland? Or Nidal Hasan, the Fort Hood jihad mass-murderer? Or Faisal Shahzad, the would-be Times Square jihad mass-murderer? Or Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad, the Arkansas military recruiting station jihad murderer? Or Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the would-be Christmas airplane jihad bomber? Or Muhammad Atta and Anjem Chaudary and Omar Bakri and Abu Hamza and Abu Bakar Bashir and Zawahiri and Zarqawi and bin Laden and all the rest?
Naah. I’m sure Gilani had in mind an entirely different group of people. You know the ones: the greasy Islamophobes in the West who dare to notice that Muslims are “bracketing” Islam with “extremism.”