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Moderate Muslims did stand up for their values

Like op-ed writer Zainab Al-Suwaij ("Moderate Muslims must stand up for their values," Sept. 24) I, too, am an angry Arab Muslim woman Not only that. I am bleeding from inside.

On one side, the great prophet of Islam, the mercy for all the worlds and the benefactor of humanity, has been targeted by an extremely crude wave of insults. And on the other hand, a totally aggressive and non-Islamic reaction has been conducted. The real teaching of Islam is to answer this kind of insulting attack by patience and by the pen, not violence. Reference of this is clear in Quran.

I am bleeding more because the world still (or intentionally) does not see that the freedom of expression as employed nowadays destroyed the peace of the world and indirectly killed innocent people by pushing extremists to an already known reaction.

However, Moderate Muslims did stand up for their values. And the Friday 21th September speech of Mirza Masroor Ahmad, the head of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, is a great example of that.

Sarah Cherki

Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun
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