Have there been Muslims who preach Islam in a way that makes you want to vomit, or even consider apostasy? Have there been people coming at you with those big beards, throwing Quran verses and hadiths at you for a shock effect? Do you live in a Muslim country where scholars refuse to denounce domestic violence, honor killings, oppression of non-muslims, women, and other shameful acts? Do you live in a Muslim country where their views of Islam are shaped by the culture and ways of life? And when you object to them, they say you're misguided, or just a non-Muslim for not following them? Doesn't it annoy you that so many misguided people use this religion to promote hatred and bloodshed? Doesn't it annoy you how so many people in this religion overreact and resort to extreme measures? Doesn't it annoy you MORE when those who engage in any of the above cause Muslims to become insecure about Islam, and even become apostates?

If you think people leave Islam just because they want to drink or have sex outside of marriage, then you're an idiot. You fit in with the above morons who think they're getting extra judgment day points by using Islam to suit their emotions and stupidity. It's becoming increasingly difficult to remain a part of this ummah with all the lunatics we sadly produce. And if you can't see this then YOU HAVE NO FAITH, and you don't want to admit the problems that are affecting many young Muslims.

It's becoming increasingly difficult to be a Muslim today because of what happens in the name of our religion. Every single day someone or some group does something ridiculous in the name of Islam. And you know what? Those morons who use this religion for violence, hatred, stupidity, and oppression DON'T CARE what we have to go through. To them, they're doing God a favor by presenting Islam this way. They think they're getting extra judgment day points by causing hatred and fear!

It is so painful to see how many bullies we have in this religion of ours. We have people in Islam who show no mercy, who are unforgiving, who will do their best to bring you down, who will do their best to embarrass you, who will do their best to insult and degrade. It makes me wonder, how are we suppose to have inner peace and full confidence in Islam when these people are running around and targeting us?

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Islamophobia versus Kaffirphobia

If you visit Islamic forums like ummah forums, salafi forums, and islam awakening forums, there is a lot of hatred and propaganda against non muslims and non muslim countries. They think that since non muslims are non muslim, and non muslim countries have no sharia, then they must be misguided deviants who are worthy of insults and accusations. 

There is also a lot of hate and propaganda against non-salafi muslims. We're included in their kaffirphobic activity. So taking part in interfaith activities, going to schools where people of all religions (or no religion) attend, or having non-muslim friends, all of this heavily irritates salafis/wahabis. The way they differentiate between us regular muslims and non-muslims is from the words "modernist", "westernized", and "deviant". These three words are trademarks of salafis/wahabis. 

The key difference here is that kaffirphobia is done in the name of islam (so Quran verses, hadiths, and "scholarly" fatwas to back up their claims) and islamophobia is usually done for secular, nationalist, and irreligious reasons. 

I personally think kaffirphobia is worse, since it can cause people to lose faith in islam, and drive away any potential converts or those who have sympathy for muslims.

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