42 Days

June 13, 2008 at 10:18 am (government ideas) (, , , )

The 42 day thing. Is giving me a headache. I just can’t believe that this policy has been passed. It’s not that I think that people should be released into the public if they pose a threat. but how can you know that a person poses a threat to society if you don’t have the evidence yet. also it is not just that, it’s the fact that a potential murderer poses the same threat to society if released but I don’t see any policies coming out to hold them for 42 days.

It just annoyed me the other day when I read on a website that they had got the opinion of muslims as it was bound to affect them, and I just thought “oh great, so if you are muslim then the possibility of being held in prison for 42 days for suspected terrorism will affect you because all muslims are terrorists.” It made me laugh but it is sad too, because you could say the same about anything, eg if a priest is convicted of child abuse then is it bound to affect all the other priests if they decide that that particular priest must be taken out of the church. Yes it might affect them in that they might know the person, but not in the way that they should feel there is a risk of them being taken out of the church just because they are a priest.

Well anyway, i’m just a bit annoyed by some of the assumptions being made.


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Shia and Sunni

June 6, 2008 at 2:08 pm (islam) (, , , , , , )

I have heard so much about shia muslims in the year and a half that I have been muslim. And I have also known a shia muslim for about ten months now. I went to the mosque with her yesterday and witnessed with my own eyes and ears kind of what the shias are all about. I don’t have any problem whatsoever witht hem although I may not agree with some of their practices. It was an enjoyable visit to the mosque and I am glad that I had the opportunity. I don’t like to labe l myself or others and I just have a desire for the whole muslim Ummah to unite as one and have love for one another. It is sad that muslim brothers and siters feel the need to fight against each other when we should be fighting against the common enemy which is the media, trying to bring us down and tread our religion into the mud.

Any one who believes in Allah and the Prophets is my brother or sister and I do not want their blood shed in vain. We all need to open up our hearts and try to understand each other a bit more. And not to dwell on our differences but to unite under our similarities and build bridges from there. I hope that some others out there agree with this. assalamu alaikum to all of you. 

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