Bi­ased and my­opic

Finweek English Edition - - Front Page - E MO­HAMMED

I’M DEEPLY DIS­TURBED by Stephen Mul­hol­land’s con­stant at­tacks on Is­lam and Mus­lims. Please check the record of his col­umns, which are all fo­cus­ing on the neg­a­tive and den­i­grat­ing Is­lam. For ex­am­ple, his col­umn head­lined “The ugly face of Is­lam” (12 Oc­to­ber 2005) was full of bias and cer­tainly a my­opic view of Is­lam.

Is there an ugly face of Chris­tian­ity, Ju­daism, etc, that he should also be fo­cus­ing on to show bal­ance and im­par­tial­ity? Should we blame Chris­tian­ity for the evil per­pe­trated by Nazism, apartheid, KKK? Would that not be the ugly face of Chris­tian­ity? Should we blame Ju­daism for the Dier Yasin, Shabra and Shatilla mas­sacres and the daily deaths and de­struc­tion of Pales­tinian life and prop­erty?

Mus­lims the world over are fight­ing for their free­dom from both the oc­cu­piers of Mus­lim lands and the cronies and pup­pets ap­pointed by them rul­ing and op­press­ing their peo­ple. Mus­lims are be­com­ing des­per­ate and des­per­ate peo­ple will do des­per­ate things.

Mul­hol­land be­longs to a by­gone age, when you blamed the vic­tim for the ag­gres­sion that you per­pe­trated on him.

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