Stop Prophet Muhammad film ― Muslim Professional Network
SEPT 13 ― Dear Mr President of the United States and US ambassadors all over the world,
At a moment when the world has developed a deeper understanding of mutual peace across race and religion, we as Malaysian Muslims are shocked with the creation of the amateur film by Sam Bacile.
His work of art is highly provocative, blasphemous and totally disregards Muslim sensitivity towards their Islamic devotion of Prophet Muhammad PBUH.
History recorded that Muhammad PBUH liberated Mecca, in absolute obedience to God, from the practice of idolatry without any bloodshed. However, Sam Bacile propagates the view that Muhammad was a terrorist.
When Muhammad PBUH, by Allah’s Revelation, stated that any man can only commit himself to a maximum of four wives in line with proper contract (nikah) and equal responsibilities, rather than committing adultery and being in numerous secret relationships to any women that a man desires, Bacile condemns him as a womaniser.
For the record, Muhammad only married one virgin (Aishah) and stayed married to one woman, Khadija, initially until she died. Only then did the Prophet PBUH marry widows of martyrs of holy wars to help them. Are these the qualities of a womaniser? Everywhere in the world where there are crisis, Muslims are oppressed and killed.
How could this justify the view that Muslims are terrorists? When and if we retaliate, is it not an act of defence?
Please put forward any proof from your observation of any oppression towards other religions besides Islam in Malaysia or Indonesia? Why the double standards? Why are Muslims being so closely scrutinised and vigorously criticised for their acts of religious devotion?
We strongly urge all of you to recommend to US President Barack Obama to stop any kind of activities connected to the appalling video.
Lastly, we would like to request all embassies to condemn such action and to put pressure on those involved to stop future production and distribution of the video through whatever channels and means.
Otherwise we are afraid that it will continue to stir up tension among Muslims like what has happened in some Muslim countries.
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