ABUSING OUR PROPHET
HATE, EVIL & THREATS
All In the Name of 'Freedom'?
Question: What do we do if someone sends us email attacking Islam, Quran, Allah or our prophet, peace be upon him?
Answer: Someone did send us email attacking our prophet, peace be upon him, and we gave them the reply every Muslim should give - the truth about real Islam.
Here is our reply, and at the bottom there is a copy of their original email to us.
Read . . .
Some people are openly attacking Islam, even boldly sending out emails offering their books (like the one below) attacking the prophet, peace be upon him, and even doing so in the name of America Freedom. (see the email to us at bottom of the page)
This is the exact letter send to Ms. Geraldine Castle
ATTENTION MUSLIMS IN USA: If anyone contacts you or sends emails to you like this, contact C.A.I.R. in Washington, D.C. or Eric Holder, United States Attornrey General, Washington, D.C.
To: Geraldine Castle
cc: Honorable Eric Holder, United States Attorney General's Office, Washington, D.C.
cc: Nihad Awad, Council on Islamic American Relations, Washington, D.C.
Reference to your email to our office styled: Islam exposed, Islam the religion of terror
Dear Ms. Castle:
Thank you for your letter and for taking your time to email us with your opinions and ideas. However, because you are writing directly to the former National Muslim Chaplain's Office in Washington, D.C. it appears you are indirectly asking us to consider your efforts seriously and for that reason we have taken liberty to open a file on this case and will be maintaining records of this, and what you have previously sent along with any further correspondence between you and our office.
We call your attention to something very concerning at the end of your email to us. In your own words you mention "strike a blow for American Freedom". Exactly what did you intend by that reference? Perhaps this could be taken to mean "strike a blow" physically against some minority or religious group? Are you suggesting by this some form of taking the law into your own hands? Or worse? Could someone mistake your words to mean you are encouraging physical violence in the streets of America, against the very people and principles America is devoted to defend and protect?
We are sure you would not like to experience any public refutation and incur any charges of defamation of character, slander or faces charges of instigating civil unrest, or promoting hatred toward any minority group.
For this reason, we would suggest you contact your attorney, or if you do not have the benefit of consul, perhaps you should seriously consider investigating the possibility of having one on retainer prior to any further mailings or publications.
We offer the following information and consider it to be of the utmost importance that you consider this chance to discuss this very serious matter.
We consider you to be an intelligent and honest person, one who would like to know if you have any mistakes in your conclusions. However, if this is not the case, please feel free to delete this message without reading any further, and take your chances with various repercussions, possible lawsuits and even criminal charges.
From your email to our office we have found a number of things you are suggesting, stating and commenting on to be quite incorrect, without merit and totally out of sync with reality.
It appears from your reference to the ayatollahs, terrorists and the Fatimads, you are talking about a group of people who, are themselves far from the teachings of mainstream Islam (Shiites), but even then the comments and statements are most incorrect and libelist.
We offer for your consideration a number of points that could perhaps help you in your quest and desire to share information about Islam. Even if you are able to overcome the legal implications and survive possible litigation, you would likely agree, it is pointless to offer obvious mistakes to people who know full well the real subjects you are talking about. Your message would be immediately thrown out, and you would have no listeners other than those who will only argue with you for eternity, but never bother to try to understand you points.
Once your credibility is lost, your books would not be worth the paper they are printed on, correct?
OK. Here are only a few of the points we might offer at this time, with an extensive amount of research to back up each conclusion.
To begin, you referenced the man who is the focal point of the largest religion on earth today - ISLAM (reference: Vatican City News, March 30, 2008)
Let us look to the etymology of the word from the Arabic language:
1. The word "Islam" itself means: to submit, surrender, obey, be sincere and above all, be in peace with Almighty God (reference: WhatsIslam.com)
2. The word "Muslim" as a base to understand who is, and is not really following Islam (reference: www.Islamtomorrow.com/definition.asp)
3. The word "Quran" as it is understood by meaning, rather than just another book (reference: www.AllahsQuran.com)
4. The historical Muhammad, peace be upon him, opposed to the character being portrayed in today's media (reference: www.ProphetOfIslam.com)
5. Concept of the "God" (Allah) in Islam, compared to other faiths: God is uniquely One, without any partners! (reference: www.GodAllah.com)
6. Aisha (wife of Muhammad), her history, age at marriage and reasons for age difference between them. (reference: IslamNewsroom.com)
7. The hadeeth are accurate, preserved documents proving the very opposite of many statements within your letter (reference: IslamNewsroom.com)
Now let us consider the following:
If you are wrong or incorrect in any part of what you have said, would you like to be able to correct it so as to have a more far reaching affect on your audience?
If you have made any mistakes in your assertions, would you be pleased to make adjustments to comply with known facts?
If you had brought about mischief, evil or hatred from your efforts, would you want to correct these things?
If your aim is honest and true, and your goal is lofty to bring about better understandings for people, then it makes sense that you desire more accurate information on your subject.
Before going any further, and without wasting another moment of your time, we would like to offer this challenge on only one of your slanderous remarks against the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him.
You state, and I quote from your email to me, "the never sober Mohammad" and refer to this condition again talking about an image on the back cover of a book, "showing Mohammad depicted after a 5 day bender".
It is well established in preserved documents and writings in the ancient Arabic language (which I have seen), that the character of Muhammad, peace be upon him, was so opposed to alcohol, that he never drank even one single drop in his entire life. This, in spite of the fact he lived in a time and place where alcoholism was quite the norm, and anyone not imbibing would be considered quite odd, as was Muhammad, peace be upon him.
If you are willing to take just one more step with me, I will leave you to decide whether or not it is worth your while to continue this comparison to what you have and what the facts indicate.
Your email accuses Muhammad, peace be upon him, of many sexual crimes. These statements must be addressed carefully if we are to determine exactly what the truth really is and whether or not we find any evidence in any form to support your claims.
What we have are thousands of hand written statements, by people who heard from eyewitnesses to the very opposite of what you have offered as fact.
Consider this, it is well documented that the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, never had sex at all until the age of 25 years old when he married Khadijah, a widowed lady who was the age of 40.
Additionally, the Quran makes it a crime of corporal punishment, for anyone having sex outside of marriage.
Now if you have any solid evidence to the contrary, we would suggest you offer it or have your attorney review your book and your mailings before you continue your campaign.
If you are interested in finding truthful answers to the rest of your frivolous allegations against the prophet of Islam, please feel free to write back to us.
Your Very Truly,
Chaplain Yusuf Estes
Federal Bureau of Prisons
National Muslim Chaplain Retired
bcc: Nihad Awad ℅ Council on Islamic American Relations (C.A.I.R.), Washington, D.C.
bcc: Lawrence Hart ℅ Hart, Westerfhoff & Hardgroves, Washington, D.C.
bcc: Honorable Eric Holder, United States Attorney General's Office, Washington, D.C.
Here is the email (with certain things deleted) It was sent to us by this person who is trying to make money selling their book against Muslims, Muhammad, peace be upon him, and Islam.
Final comment from us -
You were not right to Attack Prophet Muhammad and say it was a "blow for American freedom"
- The true "Blow for American Freedom" is to share the truth about real Islam all over the world.
We can do it - We Can Make it "VIRAL"
This Needs Serious Attention
Don't Just COMMENT
- Put this link all over the Internet -
Just copy & paste these words in blue and this link in emails, blogs, Facebook, Twitter (do it now):
Let's take this viral (now)
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