Let me put this is in bold and in the very beginning. BY ADDING THIS PICTURE I DON’T INTEND TO HURL ANY INSULTS OR CAUSE PAIN TO ANYONE , I AM AS MUCH OF A MUSLIM AS ANYONE OF YOU AND A BELIEVER IN THE EXISTENCE OF MUTUAL RESPECT FOR EACH OTHER‘S BELIEF.
I think I can begin now , although I might have offended a few and my purpose was offense but one which promises a change of ideologies. When I first saw this picture I thought to myself ‘ this should offend me’ . I tried to study it a bit more clearly in order to attain the feeling I thought I should get , I did not . What I saw was picture of the Holy Quran with a cross printed on it ! Was it bad? What does a cross signify? Christianity? Bible? If that is what it is then why should I be offended at all. This act although meant to outrage Muslims by trying to insult the Quran ends up highlighting the very basics of Islam on a rather symbolical aspect. After all what is a book with a cross printed on the cover? A bible? So dear Sir (whoever did this artistic interpretation of the Quran itself) and my fellow readers, do we not believe in the true words of the bible as Muslims? As a matter of fact we do, there is no other way then believing in the true message of the bible and gospel, if one claims to be a Muslim.
My dear Muslim brothers and sisters lets get out of our phase or irrational outburst and begin comprehending things on a rather intellectual level. We all have been mutually hurt by the constant targeting, but it is high time we realize that the anger is further alleviating the state of crisis.
We don’t spread the message of hatred and terrorism. We will not insult the bible and Jesus (Hazrat Essa ) because we believe in his message and Islam without him and the other Prophets is incomplete. Islam never has, is not and will never contradict the teachings of the prophets, we don’t claim to be a new religion. We claim evolution from the beliefs of our brothers of the book. They can think of insulting the Quran as much as they want, at the end of the day they don’t only stand accused of hurling insults towards our belief but most importantly their own. The Quran mentions (by name) Moses and Jesus more than Mohammad (P.B.U.H), it quotes the bible and gospel at many instances. At the end of it all, even in ignorance there is a clear depiction of the true message of Islam and the Quran.
To the US marines or who ever did this cowardly stunt THANK YOU ! For accepting that Quran is THE TRUE BIBLE. And may GOD (ALLAH) guide you further .