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If Islam Rejects The Wrath of ISIS and Boko Haram, Then, Why Can’t We?

I recently wrote a piece that outlines why I desperately wish people in the Western part of the world and beyond would stop viewing Islam as a religion that was instituted for chaos and mayhem.

This was prompted by the reactions to the tragic events in Paris and so many others like it that have transpired in the name of “Allah”.

I have a personal connection to this ravaged religion because I grew up in a country that exposed me to its rituals and I had friends who adhered to them in a very dutiful and elegant way. It was so intoxicating to be surrounded by such reverie and I wanted so badly to be a part of it all.

Religion is a very layered and complicated disposition. None of us are safe from the tentacles of deceit that spring eternal when dark-minded individuals decide to transcribe their own brand of diligence that always deviates from the core mandate.

Crazy right? So we can pretty much see how religion has always been a means to an end. A way for those in charge or those who force their way into leadership can push their agenda forward with no regard for what is just.

Boko Haram has been terrorizing Nigeria — the country of my inheritance since 2009, but I am well aware that these gangsters are not the true representation of Islam. Just like ISIS.

Allah doesn’t justify His name being chanted while bullets are sprayed at a crowd of innocent young people at a concert.

We are allowing thugs to get away with murder. We are letting them celebrate their victory as they read about how the people who practice the same religion they supposedly are so dedicated to are being treated like refugees — like the scum of the earth.

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ISIS and Boko Haram and all the other sub-cells that operate in similar realms are using the oldest trick in the book. They are hiding under the immaculate cover of a Supreme Being. They are masquerading about with no filter and they are confidently seducing those who are easily swayed based on their lack of exposure and knowledge.

This behavior is intolerable. We can’t allow the actions of renegade extremists to dictate the way we treat fellow citizens who want the same the things you long for — to live in peace and prosperity.

No religion is devoid of darkness and tragedy. The Bible and The Koran both detail periods of crazy shit that gives insight to how vengeful our assigned creators can be. But we still worship, trust and obey. It is what we were taught to do. Don’t question or challenge the word but rather accept that it is not our mission to make sense of what is clearly beyond our comprehension.

Why can’t we extend that to the ones who need it the most?

A gang of violently assigned men and women armed with shitloads of weaponry are not Christians or Muslims. They are wayward bandits who have convinced themselves that they are a force to be reckoned with and so they carry out destructive tactics to prove it.

They hunt, intimidate and kill their prey and they use religion as their motive because it is easy and predictable not to mention divisive.

They do their due diligence and they are fully aware that Westerners are not equipped to mentally grasp that Islam is not a formidably vile institution. So they implement a plan that basically recruits your ignorance to their advantage.

Stop helping them. I beseech you. Stop giving them the ammunition they need to continue poisoning the world. Stop helping them to curse a religion that was birthed from stoic regality.

Lets give Allah and God the victory that is deserved.

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