The most mind-boggling thing about converts to Islam, to me anyway, is why any good person would choose to follow such a cruel, misogynistic, murderer like Muhammad. Even Muslim converts have no real answers, as their excuses are always vague and often misinformed.
Another problem I have with Islam is that its followers too often ignore atrocities committed by other Muslims, but are quick to rise up in outrage over the slightest perceived insult against Muhammad or the Quran.
Why would a good person turn to Islam? Why don't good Muslims denounce Islamic terrorism and condemn terrorist groups like HAMAS?
I found the answer to both questions in this article, "Journey Through Islam" by Abdul-Quddus. It's long, but well worth the read.
The excerpt below is the answer to one of the questions above.
By striving to not conform with the kuffaar, we duly had to be ignorant by circumnavigating anything unislamic. We believed, if a Muslim concealed the faults of another in this world, his own faults would be concealed by Allaah on the Day (i.e., Day of Resurrection). One revert declared that Usama bin Laden was better than “a million George Bushes” and “a thousand Tony Blairs” simply because he’s a “Muslim”. Arrogantly speaking, we Muslims were “the best of peoples ever raised up for mankind.” (3:110) So when an atrocity occurred that was obviously committed by Muslims in the name of Allaah, my fellow brothers and sisters were complacent. We obsequiously forsook the human rights violations in Muslim countries, even when the victims were Muslims. The conspiracy theories widespread in my Muslim society were outright delusion. Not even the moderate Muslims, who neglected salaat and committed zinaa (illegal sex; fornication, adultery, etc.), could accept the Muslim identities of the 9/11 pilots. As my Afghani classmate remarked, “It was the Jews!” When the opportunity arose for self-criticism, inevitably, we instead blamed the Jews, our favourite scapegoat.
Read the rest HERE.
(Cross-posted at The Jawa Report)