Quote-Unquote: Dr. Pasha on Islam,
Muslims and the World
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Media are a strange beast. Reading them right, and dealing with them effectively, is one of the greatest challenges of modern times.
Questions to ask when dealing with the media is who are the media outlets working for?
And what political, religious, cultural and personal stripes do they wear?
And those stripes are not always easy to spot. And the media agendas are not always easy to identify and unravel.
As a result, with regard to any news story that the media report, a question that one can never get rid of is this:
Is this particular story true?
How much of it is true?
And what could be the possible or true origin of the story,
regardless of how the media themselves source that story?
So, keeping all those caveats in mind, here is a story from Turkey, reported in one of the Turkish media.
Read it how you will and make of it what you will.
The news report, and I am paraphrasing it here fairly closely, says that President Erdogan of Turkey has decided to withdraw all suits filed in his name pertaining to the charges of “Insulting the Nation’s President.”
The defamation suits Mr. Erdogan thus decided to withdraw are said to number 2000.
Mr. Erdogan was reported as saying that he was withdrawing these suits in the spirit of the unprecedented unity that the Turkish nation as a whole displayed in resisting the 15th July military coup.
“When a society loses truly free, fearless and independent media, it is not long before basic human rights and political freedoms in that society take their leave. When media become a mouthpiece – no, make it bullhorns – for government ...
“It is the day after Lailatul Qad’r, Ramadan, 1431/2010. The news media today produced two photographs, almost side by side. One, of four little children, perhaps between the ages of one and two, lying on their back, covered by flies, in a ...
“The tragedy of modern times is not that there is so much hate and malicious propaganda let loose from so many different directions against Islam and Muslims.
The real tragedy is how few truly authentic and credible voices there are that ...
Jannat – what people call Paradise or Heaven – doesn’t come cheap or easy. There is a lot of toil, tears and heartache that goes into earning it.
All those virgins the mealy-mouths and the mercenaries in the media and elsewhere ...
God in his heaven sent down the Prophet, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam. Right here on earth, the Church gave us the Pope. And now the Pope and the Prophet, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, some among the followers of both say, ...
ALL THE NAMES PEOPLE USED TO CALL US
IT IS GOD ALMIGHTY WHO GAVE US THE NAME MUSLIMS
MUSLIMS ARE ON THEIR PATH TO PARADISE
MUSLIMS AND THE REAL PERSPECTIVE ON ISLAM
ISLAM BASHING FEEDS A LOT OF MOUTHS
WE SAY ABRAHAM, BUT WHAT ...
I trust you are doing well. And having fun.
"Islam and fun?" you may raise your eyebrows.
"What an oxymoron!" Some may exclaim in disbelief, even disdain.
Others may simply say Astaghfirullah and move on.
But some others may think - and that is ...
A DARK DAY
WHAT THE MUSLIMS SUFFERED
VODKA AND STRIP BARS: PATH OF ISLAMIC TERRORISTS TO MARTYRDOM
MUSLIMS IN SHOCK
WHAT KIND OF MUSLIM WERE THEY?
WHAT KIND OF ISLAM WAS THEIRS?
DENOUNCING TERROR IN ...
Would someone then ask my brothers and sisters who seem to be waging a hate campaign against Islam – and Muslims – in Europe and elsewhere, would somebody please ask them if they even know what Islam is?
“Islam is about telling people, not what you think they might like or want to hear, but what, to the best of your knowledge, you believe to be the facts and the truth.
Truth is an Amaanat – a matter of faith ...
“Islam may be a lot of things. But a champion, advocate, instigator or friend of senseless Violence it is not.
Nor does Islam use lies, fraud and tricks of any kind as part of its repertoire in dealing with others — or ...
“As a child as I studied the vilification and demonization of Islam and Muslims through history, one thing clearly stood out in my mind: There was near-consensus among the critics that there was nothing good that could be said about ...
“I have often thought about how some of us think: “Truth is what we say.” And “We” are the Good Guys. Propaganda, on the other hand, is what those Other Guys say. And “They” are the Bad Guys.
And I tell myself: Wow, what a perfect recipe we ...
“Before Islam, there was no such thing as the right to Freedom of Expression in the world. Islam gave people – all people – the right to free speech.
How I wish Muslims had known this fact.
And how I wish the world ...
“Propaganda against Islam and Muslims comes in successive waves. And most propaganda has lies and distortions of one kind or another at its core. It was not so long ago that the Liars-Liars-Pants-on-Fires used to say that Islam was spread by ...
“The usual Liars-Liars-Pants-on-Fires say Islam is all about forcing people to become Muslim. I checked and guess what I found? You will not believe this, but this is what I found: “Absolutely, positively, there is to be no coercion or compulsion ...
Here is a real-life Whodunit in the form of a perfect chicken-or-egg circle: Is it Islam or is it the Muslims: Who is the real culprit when it comes to all the terrible things that are going on in the ...
First of all, let me explain a simple fact about life – and about science, to the extent I understand science, if I do at all: As a rule, a univariate model of reality is dead on arrival.
Meaning: Any attempt ...
"This Baqr Eid, Qurban Bayram, Eidul Adha, call it what you will, I have a wish.
And I have a prayer.
I will not say it is from my heart.
For, my heart is broken to a million bits at what is happening ...
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