The American-produced film with a blasphemous content against Islam and our Prophet (saas) – surely Islam and our blessed Prophet (saas) are beyond that – has instantly dominated the world agenda. Some people have immediately fallen into the trap of this provocative act. They started engaging in protests, attacked embassies, and even killed people. They accused governments, states, nations, races and religions simply because of an ordinary film based on the distortions produced by an ordinary person. Newspapers, in their own eyes, disseminated “an aggressive, hate-monger image of a Muslim who burns flags and engages in ferocious activities.” A tremendous propaganda of “Bloody Islam” has been initiated. For days, anti-Islamists all over the world distorted these propaganda materials as they liked and used them for their own benefits.
The provocation accomplished its goal in a short while: as a result, an ordinary, anti-Islamic producer of a very ordinary film, which is entirely divorced from facts and based on distortions, has become world famous. This weird film which is composed of made-up stories which would otherwise not be heard by anyone if these incidents have not occurred also became well-known.
Those who, in their own eyes, strive to show Islam as a religion of blood and vulgarity, have accomplished their stealthy intentions and those who say “Allah is One” were set against one another.
What is astonishing is that, upon the word of an impertinent anti-Islamic person, Muslims immediately believed that this movie was about our blessed our Prophet (saas). This incomprehensible assertion of an impertinent person was somehow taken seriously. Muslims adopted this assertion simply because he told so, not realizing the fact that they have become instrumental in spreading this provocation. They did not understand that they were fallen into a trap. They could not realize that the goal of this poor, ordinary person was to become renowned and to disintegrate religions. The fact is however, believers had to think in line with the Qur'an and realize that they have been instrumental in making an ordinary person accomplish his goal. They had to comprehend that they had become instrumental in presenting an unknown person like a very important individual.
Insult belongs to those who utter it. The producer of this movie told himself in this movie and thus insulted himself.
There is a well-known phrase: insults always belong to the ones who utter them. The producer of the film made a film about himself. In his film, he described his own flawed character traits, his distorted ideas and made all the insults to himself.
It is very striking that Muslims take such a very common person who has fallen into the situation of hurling insults to himself so seriously.
But why have Muslims been so rapidly provoked? There are two reasons of it. First; ignorance and lack of knowledge. Second; fanaticism, that is bigotry. The fact is however, lack of knowledge is a concept that also includes bigotry, because in our day many people assume the bigotry they experience to be Islam. They think that being a Muslim necessitates feeling rage and spilling blood. For this reason, they take an impertinent seriously, invade embassies, murder people, curse countries and nations, burn flags and continuously mention blood and rage.
These Muslims are even unaware that they, in fact, commit a sin. The great majority of these people are driven away from the Qur'an by bigots. The fact is, according to the Qur'an taking the soul of an innocent soul; declaring religions, nations and races as enemies; giving the image of hatred and fear to human beings is unlawful. This way, these people commit sins. Remaining under the influence of filthy indoctrinations of bigots, they believe the perverted religion made up by them to be the true religion. However what matters in the religion that one experiences by living by the Qur'an is to eliminate the seeds of rage and to treat everyone of every religion, language, race and nation with love. That is why these people have the need to urgently try to understand the soul and essence of the Qur'an.
The goal of the satan is driving a wedge among believers; Muslims must not permit this to happen
Satan always tries to weaken believers and he commits this by stirring up sources of disorder that will drive them apart. Satan have always taken advantage from disbelievers’ union, some Muslims’ harboring ill will against the People of the Book (Christians and Jews), some of whom are described to be “sincere” in the Qur'an, and such provocations’ distancing the members of the three religions from one another.
That is because satan is aware that union of those who say “Allah is One” and those representatives of love will lead to an extraordinary and invincible power in the world. Thus genuine Muslims must think in compliance with the Qur'an and the hadith of our Prophet (saas) and be aware of this stealthy plot of satan.
We, as Muslims, must fulfill the requirements our religion of Islam which commands love, beauty, peace, compassion, democracy and self-sacrifice.
- We must approach Muslims, Christians, Jews and all human beings regardless of their religion and race, with real love.
- We must eliminate the corrupted rationale of those provocateurs who try to plot against Islam and for this end embrace all Muslims, Christians, Jews and those who side with love and companionship.
- We must keep in mind that all the conflicts in the world stem from the disunion of believers. This is related in the Qur'an thus: Those who are disbelievers are the friends and protectors of one another. If you do not act in this way there will be turmoil in the land and great corruption. (Surat al-Anfal, 73)
No one can come up and say, “I have made an anti-Islamic film” or “I have drawn a caricature against Islam” when;
- Believers declare their unity in the face of provocations,
- Good people embrace one another with love and compassion,
- When those who say “Allah is One” unite together as one and establish a powerful unity.
These people will simply lose their power to engage in such evil acts in the face of the powerful unity of believers and the representatives of love. The fear that their unity and power cause will suffice them.
The greatest revenge against provocateurs is the union of members of all religions around the world under the umbrella of love and peace. Establishing this unity is the most urgent duty incumbent upon us, Muslims, for this is what Allah commands us in the Qur'an.