To The Daily Sun,
Once again, the Lakes Region’s own winner of the Dunning-Kruger Human Waste Award and Gilford’s own village idiot Steve Earle, presented us with another poisonous spray of blind hate, bigotry and insufferable, arrogant ignorance.
Mr. Earle mocks Alan Vervaeke’s friendship with Muslims in his life. He says Alan’s Muslim friends can’t be representative of the typical Muslim when that is what is most likely. He heard that about Muslims on Fox News and Breitbart where they churn out useful idiots daily. Mr. Earle is so filled with the darkness of hatred that he can’t imagine that it is minority of Muslims that commit terror and that terror is mostly against other Muslims. Steve is too stupid to realize that. He has drunk the punch.
Most Muslims just want to work hard and support their families in peace. That would be more than a billion of them. In 2016 alone, 12,000 Iraqis were killed by extremists. The victims were mostly Muslims. Since 9/11 there have been over 100 fatwas issued condemning terror and violence. A fatwa is a legal pronouncement, a religious decree issued by clerics, scholars, and experts on Islamic law.
One of the latest major fatwas was issued last spring when almost 70,000 Muslim clerics came together to pass a fatwa against global terrorist organizations including the Taliban, al-Qaida and ISIS. According to The Times of India, almost 1.5 million attendees signed a document protesting global terrorist activity at the annual gathering of South Asian Sunni Muslims.
This year, the Islamic Supreme Council of Canada, along with 37 other Muslim leaders of various Muslim sects across Canada issued a fatwa from Calgary condemning followers of ISIS as non-Muslims. Last year more than 120 Muslim scholars from around the world wrote an open letter to the “fighters and followers” of ISIS and denounced them as un-Islamic. On Sept. 11, 2013, 165 Somali religious leaders concluded a five-day National Conference on Extremism in Mogadishu by issuing a fatwa condemning al-Shabaab.
In 2013, Muslim scholars of the Sunni Ittehad Council in Pakistan issued a collective fatwa against suicide bombings, the killing of innocents, bombings, and targeted killings declaring them as forbidden. In 2011, the 512-page “Fatwa on Terrorism and Suicide Bombings” was published by Minhaj-ul-Quran Publications declaring terrorism and suicide bombings are unjust and evil. In 2008, 6,000 Ulama Islamic scholars in India endorsed a fatwa that declared that all forms of terrorism are against the spirit of Islam.
In 2005. Spanish Muslims proclaimed a fatwa against Osama Bin Laden. Issued by Mansur Escudero Bedate, secretary general of the Islamic Commission of Spain, it decrees that Bin Laden and “his” al-Qaida had abandoned their religion and should thus be called “al-Qaida terrorists” without using the adjective “Islamic.” Also in 2005, the Fiqh Council of North America issued a Fatwa against providing support to “terrorist” groups that make up their own rules by unjustifiably referring to Islam.
The facts are not going to influence bigots and fools but most people realize that the ordinary Muslim is just as shocked as we are by the violence. They have suffered far far more than we have at the hands of terrorists. For a list of hundreds of fatwas and statement against violence by Muslim clerics and scholars, see Fatwas & Statements by Muslim Scholars & Organizations:
And Steve, it made me very happy that the U.S. didn’t veto the U.N. resolution. Israel has gone dark with its right-wing regime.
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