Monday, November 28, 2005

Meet One of Our Readers, Amal

By Elaine Meinel Supkis

Some of the readers of this blog have really nice blogs themselves. For example, Richard's This Old Brit, Earl's Radio Weblog and the always gracious Facti at Wimpling Wings.

So it is no suprize to learn there are ever more of similar quality out there on the net. So please visit Amal's blog. Here is a typical entry. Amal's blog
Another day, another few hundred unreported deaths in Iraq The top story on BBC East today Middle was the bomb that went off near a hospital in a town called Mahmudiya, This bomb killed 30 but this is only one of many. Iraq has had unprecedented carnage in the last few months perpetrated by both the butchers of the “Coalition” forces and by the butchers of Al Qaeda in Iraq. No place is sacrosanct, no event, no home, no where. A bomb was set off in a funeral procession, another near a school. Just because we don’t hear about it on CNN or Al Jazeera or whatever station du jour doesn’t mean it is not happening.

When it comes to the “Coalition” of the damned, we have no choice and worse yet no voice however, when it comes to the butchers of Al Qaeda in Iraq, we do have a choice and we most certainly do have a voice. It is absolutely shameful that we as Muslims have been largely quiet about the carnage being sown by these murderers. In fact, until the suicide bombings in Jordan, most Arab papers were muted in their criticism of Al Zarqawi and his band of merry murderers. Why is this acceptable? Why has most of the Arab world turned a blind eye and a deaf ear to the suffering of those in Iraq.

As a Muslim, I have never identified myself by sect. I have never ever differentiated between what is a Sunni Muslim and a Shiite Muslim. I was raised in a household where Muslims were Muslims and nothing else. As someone who was raised like that, I cannot fathom how we as a group who likes to identify itself by religion can keep quiet. How can we as a group ever talk about the beauty of Islam if we are allowing our fellow Muslims to be butchered.
There is much more here, so please visit and say hello.

I know the new security systems blogger set up, the code you have to type in so laboriously, has cut down on posting on such blogs, it was pretty noticable here. But please don't be shy or put off by it all, we bloggers really love hearing from readers! It makes our day. We don't feel like we are yelling into an empty room!

There are other good blogs from the Muslim corner of the net. This certainly is one that deserves regular visits.

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