How do Dr Yaccob and his companions at MUIS intend to bring 'Blessings to All'. Have they explain to the Singapore and the worldwide audience that ins Islam Muslims are told to subjucate non-Muslims through the paying of high taxes to fund Islamic societies till they convert?
Its all well and truly fine when living in a 'Regardless of Race, Language and Religion' society but it was never an Islamic tradition in Muslim majority countries nor is swearing on the Quran when taking oath one. ie Malaysia. So, how are they going to forgo Islamic tradition and not incur the wrath of Allah?!!
What Blessings have Muslims brought to Humanity in its History.
Before listening to your clerics about Islam's past glories. Whine and blame others (Jews & Christians) for your own failures in life. Excuse away Muslim's present miserable state of affairs, on some Western colonialists ended 100 years ago. Just think for a moment, how many more times is this cleric is going to reveal to you that terrible “truth” about the, 'Zionist (Jewish) conspiracy to rule the world'.
When confronted, the first reaction comes off Muslim is claim responsibilities for developments made in the 12th-13th centuries in Europe. “we taught the filthy Europeans to be civilized”, and “we were, we invented, we are the greatest” et.. Fine, you were a super power in some period in history. But it ended more then 900 years ago. Resting on laurels of bygone era will not solve your social, and economical problems of today.
The obvious question is, if you were that great of a society, so were the Egyptians, the Chinese, the Greeks, the Romans, the Persian and the British Empires. At least, these munificent societies have left their marks on humanity through their social, and engineering monuments, demonstrating their advanced knowledge in applied science, physics, chemistry, social science, democracy etc. Inventions to which still used to day. Do we hear the descendent's of these great societies howling their lungs “we were”.?
If one examines those purported Islamic accomplishments close enough, the obvious question remain, except for those grandiose Mosques and shrines built to glorify one man. What else have you left behind? In reality, Islamic scholars achievement in these field were confined mainly in theoretical science, with very few applications.
All throughout modern times, society has instituted a system by which an inventor, or discoverer of scientific knowledge is rewarded with naming that discovery after his/her name. If your assertion of vast Islamic discoveries is true, why they are not taught in schools and universities throughout the world. Most glaring of which your claim of developing the Algebra & Calculus, then the letters used are Greek and Roman, and not Arabic?
Maybe you should ask that venerable Imam or Mullah, to list those tangible contributions in any human endeavor, where good Muslims have made to humanities for past 900 years. Beside oil, of which you didn’t even discovered, nor developed. Nothing.
How can you believe to that illiterate Imam, when he asserts with fiery fervor that Muslims are intellectually superior to the non-believers, when the best University throughout Arab & Islamic countries is not even ranked among the top 3000 centers of knowledge and education. In reality, Muslims can not introduce even one world renowned University, Scientific Research Center. A world class Hospital. Major Industrial or High Technology Center? Nor name few renowned Arab researchers and scholars whom have had profound effect in improving the lives of humanity in the last 800 years.
How can you believe these clergies who claim, Islam reveres all those Jewish and Christian prophets, as their own. While, they will ditch any of their gospels found in Islam's holiest places. All while they teach you in Qur'an, and Hadith, to “listen to the trees and rocks telling you to kill Jews hiding behind these them”. What type of self respecting society will accept such garbage as “gospel and words of Allah”
Why would you give any credence to the same clerics, calling Western civilization “Inferiors”. Or labeling Jews Apes and Pigs, while themselves offer you a standard of living comparable to Apes, and oppress you to think like a pig.
Today we live in knowledge based societies. How can you improve your standard of living through utilization of modern scientific and academic tools, when you are forced into a 7th century mind-set, by accepting a book written some 1300 years ago, purported to contain all the human knowledge written by Allah for “true believers”.
How can you call Islam “a peaceful, and tolerant religion”, when non-Muslim minorities living among you, experience neither peace, nor tolerance, fearful to practice their respective religions and cultural in public.
With pervasive oppression and deprivation of freedom to express one's thoughts and speech in public, are you still surprised why Islamic countries publish the lowest number of books and manuscripts per Capita in the world. In science, medical research, cultural, space explorations, etc. Publication intended to expand human knowledge, and promote better understanding of human endeavor.
You are neither genetically inferior, nor any less capable then anyone else. Nonetheless, have you ever wondered? how come Muslims with population of 1.4 Billion, have produced only a handful Nobel Laureates – almost all of which in non-scientific fields. And those Jews, whom your clerics label as, “Apes & Pigs” with population 100 times smaller, they have produced more then 26 times of that Muslims.
The reason is very simple and straight forward my friend. After 1400 years, of oppression and suppression of your freedom, time seem to stand still for most of you, while the civilized world have passed you by. You can not think of anything new, when you are forced to think, praise, and adhear to a cult warship of one illiterate man who lived 1400 years ago.
Just Consider the world’s perception of Muslims these days - Terror, fear, Poverty, desperation, hatred of non-Muslims. Constant ranting for revenge, dictatorships. Corrupt and despotic clerics in some countries, dictating every aspect of your life. Continued oppression, and suppression of individual’s mind and spirit. Al Qa'eda, Jihad, Jihannam (hell), Hamas, Ayatollahs, Talibans. Homicide bombers, Hizbollah, Nassrallah, who call themselves 'Freedom Fighters' by targeting civilians to murder. Send a child to kill another one - in Israel, Algeria, Philippines, Iran, Iraq (war). And a holy book which contain orders to murder and loot anyone who does not follow Islam. Do you get the picture by now?
Average size of your family is a staggering 24-30 children. Now, with one of the lowest income per capita in the world, how do you expect to feed, dress and educate these children to become respected members of society ? It is unfortunate, isn't it?.
You occupy over 99.8% of the Middle East, and Gulf Region, including Jews & Christians holiest sites in Jerusalem. Yet, for past 60 years, all you have been obsessed with, and whining about the 0.2% of the land occupied by Jews. Still, you expect the rest of world to take your claim of “victimized” seriously? Or believe to your claim of the desire to live in co-existence with other non-Muslims in peace and tolerance.
No habibi, the real occupation is not that petty sliver of land occupied by non-Muslims. Rather, the occupation of hate, intolerance, oppression, and sense of hopelessness instilled in yours and your children's hearts and minds every day, for past 1400 years. It is Muhammad's own teaching which brought you to where you are now. No one else to blame but yourselves.
Today, almost 60 years later, it is clear to the civilized world that, The Palestinian agenda has been exploited by, either your corrupt and despotic dictator throughout the Arab world, or that fundamentalist Muslim clerics in your mosque, preaching you blind hate and intolerance, just to advance their own political and religious objectives. While, more then 5 Million Palestinians are made to suffer by the hand of the very people who profess to be fighting for their their rights.
So, whom are you trying to fool? This is EXACTLY the reason why western civilizations treat most of you, and those of Hamas and its Palestinians with contempt and luck of sympathy.
The question is, when rational decent Muslims are going to wake up to reality of today, and take tangible steps to alter the fundamentalist mind-set from violence and mass murder of innocent people to civilized one. Maybe, it should start with you.
Muhammad - No other man in the history of mankind, had instilled so much fear, on so many innocent people, for so long.