The Day that Bradford did us Proud

351071_allah_is_greaterAssalaamu-Alaykum - Peace be Upon you

So you’ve probably heard that the poison that is the English Defence League (EDL) held a ’static’ protest in Bradford yesterday.

And yes, it could have been a very volatile affair.  What with the sole intention of the EDL to provoke the Asian (and especially Muslim) community, it could have turned into a very nasty day taking into account Bradford’s history.

But no, alhumdulillah (all Praise belongs to Allah), on this day it was the people of Bradford who took a united stand against those fascist, evil, racist members who call themselves the EDL.  They showed them that we, unlike them, have the basic humanity to tolerate those who are different to us.  They showed them that we, unlike them, are grateful for what we have in this country.  They showed them that we, unlike them, are proud of the communities that we live in and are proud of the position we have made for ourselves in this country and above all they showed them that we, unlike them, can think for ourselves and that we don’t buy into the first piece of biased, controversial or factually inaccurate information that is shown to us.

So I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the people of Bradford, the members of the 13 different Police forces who helped keep the peace and to the Right Honourable Theresa May MP for banning the original planned protest by the EDL.

And now the EDL know that we will not hate for no reason like they do.  And that we do not hold prejudices for no reason like they do.  And simply, that we are not the evil, hateful, disgraceful people that each and every one of those EDL members that attended are.

It really is a shame, when people can be indoctrinated so well and unfounded hate and bias be so strong, that it actually causes a person to lose his or her humanity.  Because that is what these evil racists have lost – their humanity.

Not only is what they believe in against the principles of Islam, but it also goes against the principles of Judaism, Christianity but also against the brotherhood of mankind – it goes against humanity.

And to the uneducated nenaderthals who attended, all I have to say is this – GET A LIFE!!!

If these people put half as much energy into their lives as they did into their unfounded hate of Islam (because that’s what it is, don’t be fooled by their claim of only hating ‘militant Islam’), then they would have the lifestyle that they accuse the ‘immigrants’ of taking.  And if they put half as much of that energy into working hard and education, then they would find a path to the enlightenment they would need to understand the basic principles of what it means to be human – understanding, tolerance, freedom and justice.

So once again, big up to the people of Bradford, may Allah reward you all for your patience and understanding.  And especially as this happened during the blessed month of Ramadhan, when bellies are empty, mouths thirsty and tempers already running high, I applaud you all and say that the sacrifice that you all made yesterday in not retaliating will most definitely be rewarded by Allah – whether you are Muslim or not – because sometimes the hardest sacrifice is in holding back when you are not in the wrong.

Ma’as-salaam – With Peace

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One Response to “The Day that Bradford did us Proud”

  1. Congratulations to our brothers and sisters in Bradford for showing patience in this blessed mont of Ramadan, may Allah reward them. Great post!

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