A letter to Allah

Posted by: Phineas on November 12, 2011 at 2:02 pm

**Posted by Phineas

A troubled young Muslim woman has questions for her god, presented in the form of a poem:

Good for her for using her mind and not accepting blindly what the clerics tell her must be so. Islam desperately needs more like her, if it’s ever to have any hope of reconciling with the modern world.

Then again, Islam does not have a happy tradition of tolerance toward critics, particularly women. I hope she stays safe.

via The Jawa Report.

RELATED: Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s short film “Submission,” which deals with the condition of women under Islam. Her partner in its production, Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh, was murdered by a Muslim fanatic for “insulting Islam,” and she herself is under constant threat of death.

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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  1. Lorica says:

    Bravo!!! That took courage to make. – Lorica

  2. PatriotUSA says:

    Nice site and I am “stealing’ this for my site.

    I ALWAYS leave a link back and give proper credit(s) when called for. There is honor among thieves yet today and I am part of a great group of conservative bloggers and we ‘steal’ from each other all the time.

    I am counterjihad, anti islam and sharia law.

    Thank you and BTW: added your site to blogroll at Patriot’s Corner.

  3. Kate says:

    Very courageous…and heartbreaking, too. We should be praying for those who are stuck in the cycle of Islam.

    When I was in Madison Square Park in NYC last summer with a group for NYC Ministries and young man and myself had the chance to speak to two young men from Belgium. They were modern in dress, and looked just like any other New Yorker. They smiled and welcomed our questions and allowed us to share The Story with them. About mid way into it they stopped Jeremiah and asked if we were Christians. They were not angry, but actually happy to let us know that they already knew what we were talking about because in BELGIUM they learn about all the world religions in school. Then we asked if they knew what happens after they die, according to Allah, and they both said the were unsure…it was sort of up to the whim of Allah. Very sad, and I said my heart broke for that. They were wondering why. Then Jeremiah gave the most wonderful explanation of grace that I had ever heard. There was a spark in their eyes…I saw a look of wonder. I think the message got through and then they had to go. They left with hugs and handshakes. So many in Islam are stuck not knowing their eternal status…this poem shows that and the frustration of having an uncaring god.