And a friend of mine keeps telling me that they’re not all bad. I have a hard time getting my head around that.
I have a very close friend tell me the same thing. I was flabbergasted and didn’t even know where to begin. Apparently, in college she had a member of the saudi royal family (lower caps intentional), 13th or so from the crown, as a roommate. She had gone to visit her and was treated very well. None of the females at that time were wearing veils - this was maybe 20-25 yrs ago. Once I was able to speak, I told her that things had changed.
I had to regroup as I didn’t want to lose her as a friend. She is a good person but with a severely autistic son, she doesn’t have much time for current events. I asked her to change the subject and never bring it up in my presence again. I am NOT going to forward her articles or pictures. One day, she will see the light and I will be here if she needs any clarification.
Your friend is correct,
They aren all bad.
Only the one who commit acts like this,
The ones who actively support and encourage acts like this,
The ones who passively support acts like this by failing to utter so much as a peep against them.
In all of Sodom, Lot was unable to find ten good men.
Ask your friend if, in all of islam, he can find ten good men who will publicly and unequivocally stand against a father raping and murdering his own five year-old daughter in the name of islam.
I have worked with Muslims and correctly said: all are not bad...just remember ALL have a case of lurking SJS ready to go postal at any moment..
SJS: Sudden Jihad Syndrome