Why Frustrated Muslims are So Frustrated

If not already, you are likely to meet or hear some Muslims who think the West, particularly America, is waging a war against Islam. They believe the West is systematically waging a 'crusade' against their religion by defaming and demonizing it. They also think there is a program running to politically and economically isolate the Muslims and subjugate them to exploit their rich natural resources.

While to a person in the West this may seem too farfetched a conspiracy theory, a considerable number of Muslims, who are illiterate and somewhat indoctrinated, have some really 'good' reasons to believe so.

First, they say, the Americans created terrorist agencies like Al-Qaeda and strengthened them to wage a jihad against their ideological and political enemy-the Soviet Union-in Afghanistan. Then, when the Soviets were ousted, they left the country to plunge into chaos in the hands of the Jihadis and terrorists they had created.

Afterwards, they launched a number of attacks through these terrorists on embassies, important buildings, cities and commercial centers around the world. These attacks were justified through the terrorists to be Islamic in an attempt to portray Islam as a religion of intolerance and bloodshed.

Then, they desecrated Islam's religious texts to incite violence among ordinary Muslims, whose reactions were used to demonize Islam even more. To further incite violence and exploit it, they satirized the Prophet of Islam.

In the meantime, they also politically pressurized Islamic countries to further their own ends. They, for example, bombed critical pharmaceutical companies in Sudan, kept a strict check on Libya's military activities, subjugated Iraq, favored India over Pakistan, kept the Palestinians under censure, turned Kashmir into an arena for state-sponsored terrorism and whatnot. Additionally, Israel, which stands in defiance of 69 United Nations Security Council resolutions, is aided and favored–despite its undeclared-nuclear-state status–over Iran. Additionally, Muslim countries like Pakistan, Kuwait, Egypt, Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia have been turned into virtual military colonies.

There is no significant Islamic country with a voice in the world. Iran, which, tried to build a nuclear weapons program in the past (by America's own incentive) in a bid to assert itself, has been isolated and turned into a pariah.

All these factors and the anti-Islamic coverage of the media helped turn Islam into a highly abominable demon with its followers equalized to hatemongers, extremists, anti-West conspirators and a threat to world civilization and culture. In almost every country in the world, Muslims are harassed, mocked and socially segregated. A man with a beard and moustache is thought of as a terrorist linked with Al-Qaeda. Muslims are killed everyday in large numbers in Iraq and Afghanistan in return for bogus theoretical ideals such as 'freedom' and 'democracy'. What a humiliation.

Muslim youths are being deviated from the right path by the production and dissemination of immoral and alien books, magazines, CDs and movies. This has led to a growing trend of cultural alienation, which will subsequently lead to their cultural and civilizational demise.

The voices of the moderate Muslims are not heeded.

These problems, aided by poverty, low literacy rates, high unemployment, a sense of being powerless and humiliated, etc are making the Muslims very frustrated.

Disclaimer: This post may not completely represent the views of every Muslim individual, but it does, however, give a decent peek into an average Muslim's thoughts.

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23 Responses to “Why Frustrated Muslims are So Frustrated”


  1. 1 Jon June 16, 2006 at 6:06 am

    That may represent what Muslims think, but they need to look at who are the majority of the Muslims in Iraq; it is their fellow Muslims.

  2. 2 realestateceo June 16, 2006 at 7:52 am

    This blog could make the most sense I have ever read. Miseducation can lead to terrible things. I will add you to my blogroll.

    Phil

  3. 3 Mr Angry June 16, 2006 at 1:31 pm

    This is very insightful and well explained. I would be interested to hear your views on what solutions might be possible.

  4. 4 Heather June 16, 2006 at 1:38 pm

    Most excellent post. Many Americans are complacent and ignorant. Information like this isn’t being fed to them and therefore they too have misconceptions of the Muslim world. Perhaps if we all learned more about each other, we could live in peace.

  5. 5 Serenity June 16, 2006 at 5:27 pm

    Religion seperates us when we should all be united by serving ONE God/Creator.
    The Torah, Bible, and Koran are all one book – one book that has been divided to keep mankind divided.
    Stop the killing now!
    It is NOT of God’s/the Creaotr’s will!
    Namaste

  6. 6 Jamie Stern-Weiner June 16, 2006 at 6:14 pm

    “It is NOT of God’s/the Creaotr’s will!”

    But if it was, it would be alright? No, religion has always been a divider, because people use it as a tool to get many other people to do what they want.

    As someone (I forget) once said, “Good men do good things. Evil men do evil things. But for good men to do evil things, that takes religion.”

  7. 7 Joshua Davis June 16, 2006 at 10:00 pm

    I absolutely agree with you. This is not a war against terror, it is an war against Islam. Both sides are fighting it on the basis of religion, but what the leaders of the west and the leaders of the “terrorists” really want is power. It’s a shame that these few people have made the Abrahamic faiths a stench in the nostrils of the world.

    Joshua Davis, Washington, DC, USA.

  8. 8 BFP June 17, 2006 at 2:19 am

    Jihad! Jihad! Jihad!

    Do you not know the meaning of the word?

  9. 9 ranya June 17, 2006 at 9:37 pm

    Exactly, straight to the point. It’s unbelieveable what human beings can do to each other. I strongly agree with Heather. We all need to learn and understand each other. Pressumed facts do not lead a great way neither does hatred towards any religion.

  10. 10 Abdul Razaq June 18, 2006 at 5:17 pm

    I am completly agree with you. western should have a defrent look to the the Muslim world. western are going to show and belive that only muslim are the trorist. it is not the fact . letes fine a slution for the problom.

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  12. 12 MyScribbles: Write-ups of an Afghan June 20, 2006 at 11:39 am

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  13. 13 Marie June 22, 2006 at 11:27 am

    Poverty, illiteracy, etc. are no excuses for waging jihad. I am probably poorer than most middle eastern muslims. I am not however blaming people from other countries for that. Nor going to the extreme of seeking their death or destruction.

    If a muslim man in Afghanistan is poor, and/or illiterate, what will blowing up U.S. embassies or participating in suicide bombings do for him? Will it enrich him? Make him able to read?

    It seems to ME that the rulers of these muslim nations keep their people poor and illiterate (goodness knows enough money flows into these countries to keep everyone there well educated and well off) in order to exploit their feelings of “oppression” and enslave them into a jihadi lifestyle.

    I am tired of the U.S, which is a victim of these people, being blamed for the murderous behavior of the jihadis. They attacked us, repeatedly. We did not attack them.

  14. 14 Aaron June 22, 2006 at 11:32 am

    Poverty, illiteracy, etc. are excuses for waging war now? “I am poor so I am going to blow up an embassy!” That is ridiculous. Does every poor and/or illiterate man have carte blanche now to destroy people? I hope we can be poor and still avoid being murderous.

  15. 15 Logophilus July 3, 2006 at 3:52 am

    While Islam claims to understand Jesus better than the Christian faith, I cannot see that there will never be peace between the two. Islam denies Christ’s divinity, and this is the root of much of Muslim/Christian conflict. I do not believe this conflict is justified at all, but the root of the situation is the heretical (from a Christian perspective) concept that Jesus was not divine. Both the Gospels and the early church are quite clear that Jesus was God incarnate. Islam has propagated this heresy from its inception, instead of allowing the two faiths to exist peacefully as alternate interpretations of Truth.

    I understand the Muslim sadness at the depictions of Muhammed (peace be upon him) in those cartoons that were released, but the Christian perspective is markedly different. We are taught by Christ to not resist those who wish to do evil to us, and thus, are commanded to tolerate those who would speak heresy of God. Indeed, the Quran is guilty of such heresy in a Christian’s eyes.

  16. 16 Nathanael Nerode July 3, 2006 at 10:50 am

    “Both the Gospels and the early church are quite clear that Jesus was God incarnate.”

    Actually, this is wrong. The Gospels describe Jesus quite specifically as the Son of God, and never as God himself.

    Reread them. As usual, the Christian authorities and Christian doctrine do not match with the actual contents of the Bible.

  17. 17 drhaisook July 3, 2006 at 5:16 pm

    Dear Afghan,

    I totally agree with all what you’ve said. I’ve written an article about that too (that was 4 months ago). It explains the difference between REAL muslims and extreme muslims (namely Islamofascists).

    Check it out:
    http://drhaisook.wordpress.com/2006/02/03/real-muslims-vs-islamofascists/

  18. 18 Logophilus July 4, 2006 at 1:31 am

    Nathanael: Reread John 1 until you realize what I’m saying is true. The Bible most definitely asserts Christ’s divinity. Here is some additional proof.

    http://www.tektonics.org/jesusclaims/miscclaims.html :: Gospel-oriented proof
    http://www.answersingenesis.org/creation/v13/i3/creator.asp :: Proof through Christ’s acts of creation, paralleling a creator God
    http://www.basicchristian.org/biblicalproof.html :: this site ties in messianic prophecy and early Christian teaching about Christ’s divinity

    If I seemed to persecute Islamic beliefs in my previous post, I apologize. I was just meaning to point out that there are many people with different beliefs, and heresy is the logical result of different belief sets coexisting. It should not be taken as radically as some take it, including the misguided reaction of fellow Christians to the Da Vinci Code.

  19. 19 Daniel July 4, 2006 at 4:42 am

    Kudos to the author of MyScribbles; this is a very thought provoking website.

    Regarding Nathanael Nerode’s comment:

    Have you ever read John 5:18?
    Joh 5:18- “Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the sabbath, but said also that God was his Father, making himself equal with God.”

    (Of course, ‘the Jews’ means specifically the pharisees that were against Jesus.) From this it is clear that to call Jesus the ‘Son of God’ is equivalent to calling him God. It is very certain that this scripture is in the original Gospel of John; it is not a disputed passage in any way. Accounts from the Synoptic Gospels match with this passage in John. Furthermore, in the Semitic mind at the time, sonship carried the idea of likeness, or a shared nature. Hence the Gospels indeed clearly teach that Jesus is God; if you disagree, then you must dismiss them as well. In other words, you cannot dismiss the claim that Jesus is God incarnate and keep the Gospels intact; you have to dismiss both.

  20. 20 EuroYank July 7, 2006 at 6:35 pm

    Excellent post, but the Saudi connection, the fact that Islam is now on the rise all over Africa and the southern Russian republics. This war is fueling the mass expansion of Islam, exactly the result the terrorists hoped for. Seems like Ben Laden is an excellent strategist, and when it is all said and done, and our national treasure – raising the national debt ceiling five times in as many years to 10 trillion, our increasing debt to China, what Ben Laden foretold is coming true … “You will loose your money. You will lose your wealth.” The first hit was the cost of 19 box cutters, the latest hits will cost us at least one trillion in iraq war costs and at least 8 trillion on our national economy.

  21. 21 SS October 24, 2007 at 9:23 pm

    The insight provide in the core starting blog is not actually about Muslim community

    Muslims are men and women who follow the Quran which a holy book like Bible and Gita preaches only the truth of peace and peace.

    Circumstances at the level of day to day life, in a village, in a town, in a city or in a country influences and mould the human being, despite the religious belief he or she follows.

    Terrosists, in the right definition if sought, in today’s time is not limited to a particular community, caste or religion.

    Its the converted minds of each and every human being.

    Each bullet piercing a body flows only one blood, the blood in the color of RED. Its despite the fact who u r and what u are.

    Believe in God the supremem power but never try to mould and preach others that one God is Supreme over the others.The moment we do that, we dont know what God is.

    Let this world be a peaceful place. Let each and every eson work towards that. Todays technlogy helps us more to do that despite the physical distance between us even tough we are just a touch away with our mind.

  22. 22 Abiola A. Lukman November 24, 2008 at 2:55 am

    All said and not done. What we actually need is peace and the ability to hear ourselves out. The wars of religion are functions of economy, politics, inequality, injustice and lack of fair play. The war mongers and their allies would have to prove to us that God created someone(in human body like us, aside from the angels) before creating Adam and Eve. If not anyone that kills his brother or sister knowing for whatever reason would account for his/her soul on the day of judgement as Cain would for killing Abel. PLEASE STOP THE WAR, STOP THE KILLING, STOP PRODUCING WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION, GOD CREATES, WHY ARE YOU DESTROYING HIS CREATION. LOVE YOUR BROTHERS NO MATTER THE RELIGION, COLOUR, RACE, SEX, STATUS, ETC. WE ARE ALL DESCENDANTS OF ADAM AND EVE…….HOLY BOOKS CONFIRMED THIS


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