Aaaaaaaaaand here comes the saga of the offensive movies against Prophet Mohammed (Peace Be Upon Him).
Nothing new, a group of crazy Coptic Egyptians, living abroad this time, and known for their very extremist ideas against Islam, completely rejected by the Coptic community in Egypt, decided to air another offensive movie, depicting Prophet Mohammed PBUH and his wives.
The stupid attempt stirred debate in Egypt, and angered many Muslim Egyptians as a protest is planned tomorrow in front of the American Embassy in Cairo against the Coptic group who lives in America.
Spokesman of the ultra-conservative Al-Nour Salafi Party Nader Bakkar said on his Twitter account that he will take part in these protests, asking those who call for forgetting about the issue as “dull” people who do not understand that offending Prophet Mohammed PBUH is a crime for Muslims. He was also calling for withdrawing the Egyptian nationality from those Copts.
The Egyptian Coptic Orthodox Church issued a statement heavily condemning the move.
So, those who did this were a minority, not acknowledged by mainstream Copts in Egypt, and the Church officially condemned it.
I would love to understand against whom these protests will be planned? and what is the purpose of them? Does this group of extremists Copts represent anyone by themselves? If they are stripped of their nationality, do you think that this is the way to champion Prophet Mohammed PBUH? Do they need the Egyptian nationality at the first place?
I have been always saying this out loud, we are turning bastards into big heroes, and we give them some extra attention (and this is exactly what they want) by giving them any consideration. Remember the Danish cartoons?? Remember the infamous trivial newspaper that became the talk of the whole world in one night? Our anger makes them stronger, our anger makes them more famous, and most importantly, our anger victimizes them even more.
Remember the imprisonment of Kareem Amer? If you do not know him, he is an Egyptian atheist blogger who preached for his ideas and was sentenced to four year in prison for his ideas.
I have never had any problems with Amer as an atheist, simply because it is not my freaking business, but I had many problems with his offensive, disrespectful, humiliating attitude towards anything Islamic. Yet, I fully believe that sending him to prison in unfair as long as he did not use violence to preach for his ideas.
Amer now is living in a Scandinavian country after seeking political asylum, enjoying his life there thanks to those who believed that shutting down his voice will break him. He is living a luxurious life out there, still blogging and preaching for his ideas, feeling victimized and terrorized by those who dumped his ideas. Are you happy now?? This is what we get when over-react against those extremists: we turn them into heroes.
For me, Prophet Mohammed is the greatest among all mankind. For me, Islam and the Prophet are more precious than those who insult them. No human, no matter how important he/she is will ever undermine this great religion. We, with our stupid acts insult this religion more than any other extremists in the world.