quinta-feira, 2 de fevereiro de 2006

Mea Culpa de um iraniano



Confesso que fico chateado quando vejo todo o Islão e o mundo islâmico identificado com o fanatismo e terrorismo. Infelizmente vários eventos nos últimos anos tem vindo a levar cada vez mais os povos ocidentais a identificar os muçulmanos com a violência e o ódio de cariz politico-religioso. Para quem costuma fazer esse juízo de valores, recomendo a leitura do artigo: We should be sorry: Iranians and anti-semitism. O autor é um iraniano muçulmano.

Aqui ficam alguns excertos:
As a child growing up in Tehran I was lucky enough to attend school with Iranians from various religious backgrounds. Mostly Jewish, Christian and Bahai kids. It never occurred to us that religion should play any part on how we felt about each other as friends.

It was not until my family moved to the United States when it became apparent to me that many Moslem Iranians are anti-Semitic and anti-Bahai. At the beginning it was a shock to me. It still kills me to say it, but I have come to accept the ugly truth about us as a community.

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It is time for Iranians to face this ugly truth. In my view, Iran's liberation will not begin until we can reconcile with other religious minorities, especially Jewish and Bahai communities. We Moslems need to extend our hands, apologize and beg for their forgiveness.

5 comentários:

george wesley disse...

We should all be like the young children in the school the writer attended as a child! Prejudice doesn't come naturally. Prejudice is taught, passed on from adults to children who must first attain a certain developmental age to even understand.

The Founder of the Baha'i Faith's own words are:

"Whatsoever hath led the children of men to shun one another, and hath caused dissensions and divisions amongst them, hath, through the revelation of these words, been nullified and abolished . . . Of old it hath been revealed: 'Love of one's country is an element of the Faith of God.' The Tongue of Grandeur hath, however, in the day of His manifestation proclaimed: 'It is not his to boast who loveth his country, but it is his who loveth the world.'"

Elise disse...

qualquer reforma no Islão será difícil. mas terá de acontecer, por questões de sobrevivência de muçulmanos e não muçulmanos.

F_cirilo disse...

Pois eu acho que uma andorinha não faz a primavera. Este senhor iraniano até pode estar a ser sincero no que escreve, mas não é apenas com as palavras dele que o Islão muda de imagem...

AlTaher disse...

Muçulmano?...sem comentários. Bom dia.

GH disse...

Taher: Porque é que o autor não é muçulmano?