Never a Terrorist, Always a Muslim

September 3, 2010
By Aadil Malik BRONZE, Coatesville, Pennsylvania
Aadil Malik BRONZE, Coatesville, Pennsylvania
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I’m not a “terrorist”.
I’m not a suicide bomber.
I would never fly into a tower.
Never.

I’m not a “Jihadist”.
I’m not an intolerant person.
I would never kill people for insubordination.
Never.

I’m not an “Fundamentalist”.
I don’t ride a camel.
I would never want to see blood rushing out of people.
Never.

I’m not an “Extremist”.
I don’t have a terrorist crew.
The Qu’ran never supports killing you.
Never.

I’m a Muslim.
Understand the difference.
Please stop the stereotypes.
Please, for once, listen.
Listen, to a true Muslim.


The author's comments:
Every day, I have to bear the effects of the stereotype that all Terrorists are Muslims, and that all Muslims are Terrorists. I want to change that, and I will.

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on Oct. 21 2010 at 8:35 pm
truecolor101 BRONZE, Coatesville, Pennsylvania
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Think history

wvictoria said...
on Oct. 20 2010 at 10:01 am
Great job, Aadil.  We desparately need to get this message out there.

on Oct. 19 2010 at 6:08 pm
Aadil Malik BRONZE, Coatesville, Pennsylvania
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Hey! Thanks! May I ask who you are?

on Oct. 19 2010 at 3:26 pm
truecolor101 BRONZE, Coatesville, Pennsylvania
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Aadil looks like I'm not the only poet in CCS with stuff on here :) this is amazing

on Oct. 8 2010 at 11:48 am
Aadil Malik BRONZE, Coatesville, Pennsylvania
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Yes, you are right - the media does create an illusion of what true Jihad is.

First off, the definition of JIhad is not "holy war". It's a noun in Arabic that most closely means "inner struggle."

When the media refers to it as some sort of "holy war", they are only saying that because of the misconcieved definition. Just like the word ignorant - it means unknowledgeable, but today people use it as it means "rude".

Jihad is internal and external. But the external Jihad doesn't mean to kill people. Internal Jihad, for example, could be struggling to face the stereotypes about Muslims - like I do.

Many people also mistake Jihad as a 6th pillar of Islam. This isn't true - and the media often claims this. There are only 5 pillars of Islam.

I hope that answers your question.


Y. Malik said...
on Oct. 7 2010 at 8:21 am
Great Work Aadil, keep it up Son....We proud on you!!!

on Oct. 6 2010 at 6:58 pm
what does islam say about jihad i am just curious whether what the media tells us is real or fake. My thought is that what the media shows us is an illusion that and average human could see through. So what does the true Quran say about jihad?

B'diddy said...
on Oct. 6 2010 at 5:39 pm
Proud of you son!!!

on Oct. 6 2010 at 5:26 pm
Aadil Malik BRONZE, Coatesville, Pennsylvania
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Exactly.

someguy said...
on Oct. 6 2010 at 5:18 pm
so let me guess. this took.... 3 minutes?


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