Saturday, April 5, 2008


much has been said about the controversial film by geert wilders, fitna, which aimed to literally depict the alleged atrocities of Islam in the eye of the non believer.

many have been angered by the producer of this film.

from street demonstrations to camping in front of dutch embassies to putting a price on geert wilders' head.

i was as curious as most muslims around the world and searched for the film on the internet.

what i saw was apalling.

i was not apalled by the people who decided to produce the film....but rather, i was shocked by what was portrayed on it.... ie. acts of violence by my fellow muslims.

sure, the film was a cut and paste job, and the quranic verses were taken out of context...

but let's just think rationally.

this was the point of view on a non muslim and i believe, many non muslims are just like him.

as much as we are angered by the portrayal... i think we should ask ourselves these question:

1. what have WE done as muslims to portray that the religion is about peace and all the good things everyone can ever wish for.

2. how do we defend ourselves as believers when there are scores of our muslim brothers and sisters slaying people's throats mercilessly, attacking innocent people with suicide bombings, raping women, killing children, all in the name of JIHAD?

3. how do we justify their acts of terrorism and yet say islam is about peace.

and most of us reject and condemn the film and its intentions, without even watching it.

we start to boycott dutch products when all these while, we've been nurtured by it...

take dutch lady for example.... gosh... i think even those before i was born have been drinking its milk products, and i believe our very own grandchildren are nourished by it too.

why are we punishing the dutch.. when we should only be angry with one person.

but then again, try putting yourself in his shoes, which i believe are the same shoes that many non muslims wear.

try to look at this matter in their perspective before we start to condemn them.

what can we do to convince people that islam is not what was portrayed on the film....

how can we assure them that all those atrocities portrayed in the film are acts of extremists who have gone astray from the truth.

perhaps we all, muslims and non muslims alike, should read the great Quran and understand its text before we make conclusions about islam.

i like my apples with a pinch of salt.


  1. yeah..and the problem is with the Muslims...but we cant just keep quiet and let them condemn the muslims all they want, but by bombing/killing/kidnapping is out of questions...

    The thing is, when the muslims did those vices it is such a huha..but when they, the people-who-has-the power-persay did the same, very little coverage about it...

  2. thanks neome for your thoughts.
    i agree with you.

    it is about time that the media also highlight the atrocities caused by the non-muslims.

    perhaps by not doing so, is it a demonstration of how tolerant, merciful and forgiving the muslims are?

    or are the muslims being hacked down when they DO want to portray cruelty by the non muslims in the media...?

    in any case, everything would be perfect if people weren't greedy and selfish... doesnt matter if you're muslim or not.


    my prayers remain that Allah swt will help us all


  3. Hadapi semuanya dengan senyuman, jangan mudah melatah, tunjukkan islam yg sebenarnya. Apa yg digambarkan tidak semestinya sama yg hakiki.Sabar itu kunci kekuatan islam, yg berdiri kukuh ditiangi oleh 5 tiang utuh. Dipayungi payung-payung sunnah dan berlantaikan tanah-tanah suci.

  4. titom, kata2 hikmahmu amat menyentuh hati.