The Telegraph reports that “Muslims protest ‘age of mockery’ as thousands descend on Google HQ.” Many Muslims are understandably offended by the anti-Islam video ‘The Innocence of Muslims’ published on YouTube. They do not care about free speech and plan to protest until the video is banned.
At least one of these Muslim leaders wants to shut down free speech and the spread of ideas contrary to Islam. He even redefined terrorism to include hurt feelings and calls Google’s right to free speech anarchy.
One of the speakers, Sheikh Faiz Al-Aqtab Siddiqui, told The Daily Telegraph: “Terrorism is not just people who kill human bodies, but who kill human feelings as well. The makers of this film have terrorised 1.6 billion people.
“Organisations like Google are key players and have to take responsibility for civility. You can’t just say it doesn’t matter that it’s freedom of speech. It’s anarchy.”
How many people have Islam terrorized? When will Muslims take responsibility? Speaking of “killing human feelings,” how are Christians supposed to take Islamic idea terrorism when Muslims take our Jesus Christ and deny He is God the Son, His virgin birth, resurrection, etc.?
How exactly is Google responsible for the actions of blood thirsty Muslims who overreact to an anti-Islamic video? Regardless of religion, individuals are responsible for their reactions and do not get to blame shift simply because they are offended. Real anarchy occurs when the protesting Muslims try to over throw existing rights of others in favor solely of their particular religion.
The real problem is that Islam has robbed its followers of Jesus Christ and His gospel. Jesus offers what Mohammad cannot and has overcome the world for His sheep.
“Behold, the hour is coming, indeed it has come, when you will be scattered, each to his own home, and will leave me alone. Yet I am not alone, for the Father is with me. I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” (John 16:32-33 ESV)
The world is unfair – that’s life. The world has been unfair to Christians too – that’s life. Muslims need Jesus – that’s eternal life.
“All things have been handed over to me by my Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him. Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:27-30 ESV)
For what it’s worth…