Monthly Archives: September 2014

Why Mainstream Muslims Don’t Appear on the Mainstream Media

 

Dear Darryl,

You raised the following issues (See last post). I’ve tried to address some of them (here) below each of your main concerns:

1. With reference to IS (ISIS) and their ilk: “The crazy brigade are growing, and they’re getting crazier.And “this whole thing is wrong.” And “Personally, I find it quite frightening.” And “I don’t know what the answer is, but these are worrying times imo.”

Agreed, mate.

Although we should try and not be afraid /worried (which, I know, might be tricky) but instead we should try and understand things deeper (as you’re attempting, as am I) in order to be a source of healing (Godwilling) in these troubled times. (Note to self:) Small steps… Patience. Perseverance. Don’t stop… Keep going…

2. “I read newspapers, and watch the news

The majority of newspapers and TV news is part of the mainstream media, which has no interest in Muslims doing “everyday good-deeds” because such news will not sell papers. Sorry. Reality-check. Continue reading

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A Muslim Phones into a Radio Station…

This was a discussion that took place on Facebook. I’m sharing it here to spread the positive sides of the debate, inshallah. Please note, Darryl is an  ol’ friend of mine from school that I’ve reconnected with via Facebook:

Darryl: Not sure how I feel about this, because I agree with a lot of what the dj says. The older I get, the more I think religion has no place in a civilised society. Arif, any thoughts?

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