Media’s Message of Islam

November 17, 2009
By naturedelight BRONZE, Paterson, New Jersey
naturedelight BRONZE, Paterson, New Jersey
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Why do you judge my people by looks?
We’ve all heard to not do the same to books,
You assume things by the actions of “Muslims by name”,
To some, when it comes to Islam, it’s all a game.

Maybe it’s because of what you’ve heard or seen,
The media is all for making Muslims sound mean,
You publicize the bad acts and even make up your own,
You start trouble to hurt Muslims both young and grown.

You hear of women covered from head to toe,
You call them oppressed but you really don’t know,
We do it to dress modestly, please Allah, and follow his command,
We won’t give in to your unfair and dirty demands.

Maybe you’ve seen men with kufis on their head,
“Going to the Masjid (mosque) to teach violence,” the media says,
Or, perhaps Muslim men growing a beard and wearing Islamic clothes,
Facing Makkah for prayers lined up in straight rows.

You call us dangerous, crazy, and lame,
But, in some ways it brought Islam great fame,
After 9/11 more people became curious of Islam and to learn the truth,
It even reached the ears of some of the youth.

Bringing reverts to Islam, believers of its message so true,
Since then, the numbers of Muslims worldwide grew,
InshAllah (God willing) Islam will rise like the past to see the light,
So, to the ones who slander Islam, please stop the fight!

The author's comments:
Many bizarre and false things have been said about the religion Islam and its followers, Muslims, by the unhelpful portrayal of the media. Do you let others think and judge for you or not?

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This article has 3 comments.

on Nov. 20 2010 at 9:38 am
naturedelight BRONZE, Paterson, New Jersey
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thank you for the comment. check out my other writing pieces if you havent already.

on Feb. 9 2010 at 5:37 pm
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on Jan. 19 2010 at 1:11 pm
innocence BRONZE, San Jose, California
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Favorite Quote:
"heres a lie i wish were true; i really really hate you too"

this is amazing!

i live through this everyday.

keep writing =)

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