Are the muslims in trouble to defend them in Mylot?

United Arab Emirates
October 22, 2006 11:10am CST
Some Mylot comments claim that the Muslim should leave the site if they can't tolerate open questions. I don't think the Muslims would be offended by mylot comments. I dint't see single question raised against muslim so far which could really put them in trouble. If so, please tell again what are that questions for which you dint get a convincing answer yet.
4 responses
@SirPyan (430)
• Malaysia
21 Jan 07
The problem is not Muslim, but rather the other posters themselves. Muslim don't mind discussing about their religion. But why could some other people use neutral sentences despite of being bias. For examples, I saw many people using sentences like "Islam is unfair because men can have more than one wife, and woman cannot, is it?" or "Islam is barbaric because Muslim slaughter animal. Explain". Now you see, sentences like these are very frequent in this forum. If you examine it, they asked question, but they already make conclusion before the question itself being answered. Why should they use words like "unfair" or "barbaric" or many more to describe? Why couldn't they use neutral sentences, if their intention is noble and really wanna know the answer. For example, "Why in Islam men can have more than one wife, and woman can't?" or "Why did Islam allows animal slaughter?" Careful with words. Muslims can be sensitives, because real Muslims love their religion. If your intention is curiosity or to understand more for harmony reason, just ask a Muslim, he won't mind answering. But some people just make their statements only to harass, doesn't that sounds offensive enough? Think.
@rosie_123 (6118)
21 Jan 07
I guess because to many Western people, there are some elements of Islam that appear "barbaric" to us because they are so different from the way we have been bought up. I live in the UK and I like to think I'm not a racist in any way - in fact one of my clesest work colleagues is a Muslim women whose family came originally from Pakistan, and I have discussed certain aspects of this subject with her in a reasonable manner. But no matter how you try and explain it to a Westerner, the concept of women being "second class citizens" and "belonging!"to their husbands with no freedom to choose who they marry or whether they wish to divorce is alien to us. Also, the ritual animal slaughter that you mention, with live anials capable of feeling pain having their throast cut so they die slowly and in agony is also abhorrent to us, whatever the reasons behind them. It is a big culture diffeence that will probably never be patched ove completely.
@SirPyan (430)
• Malaysia
21 Jan 07
Yeah, I guess it can't be helped. :D There are too many differences. The only way we can do is hoped that some posters would mind their manners when discussing sensitives issue like these. I just don't understand, while some of them promote true freedom and liberty, they themselves keep oppressing the Muslims with words. Isn't that already betray their own belief, for people to follow their religion and practise it freely.
@navinshan (3940)
• Canada
21 Jan 07
I feel that after we re all human that been created by god, but why is this differentiation of community,caste, or religion, why do people fight for such silly matters, i feel so bad about this, and also moreover muslims are not offended by any questions against them.
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• New Zealand
3 Feb 07
You are right about people fighting about community. The recent discussion about a Lebanese designer who made an Islamic bikini called the burkini is getting the muslim ulemas all angry and in argument. This is not even involving non-muslims so what is this debate all about?
@coffeechat (1961)
• New Zealand
3 Feb 07
It is all about how people respond to criticism and a different point of view. Regardless of how it is expressed, it still is in the realm of discussion. Some people may say something that we may not like to hear, so does it mean we lose our temper. But you are right, no body can physically hurt anyone here on mylot.
@shi_2000_21 (2681)
• India
3 Feb 07
If anyone feel offended by any posting the simplest way to is to ignore the post. If something is written against somebody, the person have look into their relgion is what stated is correct or not, and then he has to respond with ample proofs to show that what is written is not correct.