Letter: Mehr un Nisa Akbar, Aldie

Editor:  “Whosoever of you sees an evil, let him change it with his hand; and if he is not able to do so, then [let him change it] with his tongue; and if he is not able to do so, then with his heart—and that is the weakest of faith.”

This saying of my beloved Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) came to mind upon hearing of the New Zealand shootings by Brenton Tarrant. Why does his name even matter? He is not the first nor will he be the last.

In fact, every single day, especially after 9/11, I take this risk when I leave my home, upholding my faith, just as those innocent souls, now departed from this world, did when visiting the mosques in Christchurch.

Thankfully, we are not at the weakest level yet, as described in the saying above. We can still use our “tongue” to denounce such attacks. I aspire to move up from here, and use my “hands” by taking action to change this, before we end up in a Nazi society where the only thing in our control is calling it an evil in our hearts. The Germans did not wake up to a Nazi Germany; they were slowly poisoned into it. It was the same bigotry and intolerance that we face today, which led them to a revolution based on hatred.

Be it New Zealand or the United States, we must take action to nip this evil in the bud.

Mehr un Nisa Akbar, Aldie

5 thoughts on “Letter: Mehr un Nisa Akbar, Aldie

  • 2019-03-18 at 5:07 pm

    Do you actually believe America, the nation who pounded the Nazis into dust, is slipping into a Nazi state? Do they have any concept of how ridiculous that assertion is?

    Communist China has an estimated million plus Uighurs in real deal concentration camps. The Communist goal is stripping these people of their religion and forcing them to be subservient to their bloodthirsty cult of a Party. (Sound familiar?) No one knows how many have outright disappeared. Any idea which religion these people are?

    It’s called genocide. The mass murderer you choose to name, says in his so-called manifesto “The nation with the closest political and social values to my own is the People’s Republic of China.”

    Yet, strangely, there’s no Jihad. No global effort to stop it. No rallying of the Muslim world to speak up about it, or use their” hands” to take action. No boycotts of Google for all the help they give the ChiComs. Nothing. Zip. Crickets. Why is that?

    Because it’s easier for you to accuse the good people of Loudoun of being just two steps away from throwing on brownshirts and silly armbands and go smash windows, than it is for you to address the genocide of Muslims going on right this second.
    You should put down your religious book and pick up a history book.

    • 2019-03-20 at 5:18 pm

      quite alarming that both Vind and Manthos are quick to condemn attacks on hatred and evil but never condemn the root evil itself. One might question which they find worse

  • 2019-03-21 at 2:00 pm

    Quite alarming YN, that you’re comfortable with being labeled a closet Nazi by the letters writer.

    • 2019-03-21 at 5:56 pm

      you do seem to take anything against Nazis personally, Chris. Do tell

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