Forum: Deadly Attacks a Betrayal of Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Other Faith Traditions

By Shareef, Talib | New Haven Register (New Haven, CT), June 15, 2016 | Go to article overview

Forum: Deadly Attacks a Betrayal of Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Other Faith Traditions


Shareef, Talib, New Haven Register (New Haven, CT)


We join the president and all across our nation who are offering condolences and prayers from the deepest place in their hearts and souls for the immediate and extended families of the victims whose lives were taken, shaken, shattered and left void, by yet another senseless act of violence.

We strongly condemn this atrocious hate-terrorist attack in Orlando and any of such attacks anywhere in the world. We continue to be shocked and pained by these futile, savage attacks against humanity and they must be stopped.

While the killer is said to have claimed allegiance to ISIL and identifies with the religion of Al-Islam, our position, the position of Islam, is that it doesn't matter who the attacker is or what misguided sentiment in the society ill-inspired him or what he claims, his actions are criminal, inhumane, and are an outright betrayal of and not condoned by Islam, Christianity, Judaism or any of the other beautiful faith traditions.

Any person or group, no matter how desperate their situation, no matter what their cause, there is no justifica-tion for them to murder and make helpless, vulnerable, or innocent humans the target of their hate or their inhumane actions.

The Qur'an states that all life is sacred, and that the value of one life is equal to all of humanity. In the words of the great humanitarian, man of peace, the people's champ Muhammad Ali:

"I'm a Muslim. I've been a Muslim for 20 years. . . . You know me. I'm a boxer. I've been called the greatest. People recognize me for being a boxer and a man of truth. I wouldn't be here representing Islam if it were terrorist. . . . I think all people should know the truth, come to recognize the truth."

Islam is peace.

We ask the people of our nation not to reciprocate the killer's hate or his actions because his actions were created by hate, and hate just produces more hate, just as extremes produce extremes. It is experiences like these that usher forth the needs of our collective souls and our common life, and shine a bright light on our unity and strength as a nation. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Note: primary sources have slightly different requirements for citation. Please see these guidelines for more information.

Cited article

Forum: Deadly Attacks a Betrayal of Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Other Faith Traditions
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen
Items saved from this article
  • Highlights & Notes
  • Citations
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Search by... Author
    Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.