Ad campaign hopes to promote peaceful nature of Islam
The tenth anniversary of 9/11 is approaching and Muslims are now outreaching to Americans to try and help us understand the true nature of their religion.
Via Komo News: Since the 9/11 attacks, more Americans have adopted a negative view of Islam. Before the attacks, 40 percent of Americans had a positive view on Muslims, but that number has dropped to 10 percent in the last decade.
Now, followers of that ancient religion have turned to modern technology to help explain their beliefs and attract new members. Fatuma Mahmud, 15, learned to speak Arabic specifically so she could read and understand the Koran. “It’s the holy text of Muslims,” she said. “We read it all the time for our prayers.” Mahmud’s refugee parents brought their religion with them to Seattle, when they fled violence in Eritrea. “We pray 5 times a day,” she said.
The Alfera family is contributing to the growth of Islam in our area. From two parents come three new practicing Muslim children. Likewise, the local Islamic community estimates there are roughly twice as many Muslims now in the Seattle Metro area as 20 years ago.
Now, a new ad campaign hopes to build on that growth. whyislam.org is running radio ads, steering people to its website to learn about Islam and to read stories from people who converted to the faith.
“There’s other religions around here, too,” Mahmud said. “We’re OK with each other, we don’t fight and stuff like that.” The Alfera family lives in a diverse neighborhood, happy to call people of all religions their neighbors and friends.
Excuse me if I’m not quick to get on board with the idea of this “peaceful nature” of Islam.
No. 1: Unlike Christianity that emphasizes truthfulness, Muslims are allowed to deceive (lie to) non-Muslims if doing so protects and helps Islam. This is called the principle of Taqiyya. See “3 Things you should know about Islam“.
No. 2: “Moderate” Muslims remain mostly silent when radicals commit their crimes. They are only quick to decry the violence when it serves their purpose.
No. 3: Statistics prove just how “peaceful” Muslims are. From thereligionofpeace.com:
- Islamic terrorists have carried out more than 17,704 deadly attacks since 9/11.
- Weekly Jihad report (Aug. 27 – Sept. 2): Jihad attacks – 24, Allah Akbars – 9, dead bodies – 151, and critically injured – 284.
No. 4: Quite a nice summary here if you want to know all about this “peaceful” religion.
Sorry, but this girl ain’t buying their propaganda.