Thanks to Babazee for creating this logo!
And, just to avoid any possible confusion, let me re-state this once again:
Islam is not the same as Islamism.
Islam is a religion, which is practiced in peace by millions of wonderful people. I know and love some of them, and I certainly respect many of them.
Islamism is not the same sort of thing at all. It is a political movement, intent on world domination, which just happens to be dressed up in the guise of Islam. These types of political movements have plagued humanity for thousands of years – and they have usually sought to legitimize themselves by wrapping themselves in the respectability of a ‘religious movement. It just happens that this particular political movement is abusing Islam for its ends!
Certainly, Islamists believe themselves to be following Islam – which is why they cite it as a justification for their crimes. And many Islamists truly believe what they are doing is following their god’s will – which is what makes this such a dangerous combination.
Which is what makes it that same old …
Go ahead and hate your neighbour,
Go ahead and cheat your friend,
Do it in the name of Heaven Islam,
So you can justify it in the end …
And THAT is why Islamism must be opposed.
It is an insult to Islam, and a deadly threat to the rest of us. Never forget what happened to the ‘Mountain People’… If you don’t know, then, listen, children, to the story that was recorded long ago…
(Please, take a special note of how the ‘Valley People’ reacted when invited in to share, as equals… Of couse, were I the composer, I would have the ‘Treasure’ say ‘Freedom of Speech and Equal Rights for ALL’! In my never-humble-opinion, without these, there can be no true peace! But, that might be too big a mouthful for a song…)