London,12 October 2009 (Somalilandpress)-Although I greatly enjoyed reading your article entitled, “Christianity must become more like Islam to prosper “published on Monday, October 12, 2009, I was equally saddened and offended that that article continued spreading deliberate disinformation about Islam. And the ironic thing is: it is this shameful and deliberate disinformation—a condoned racism—towards Islam and Muslims that in fact brought Islam to your door steps, in the first place. See the article:
A case in point: your article states, “We consider that the treatment of the Magdalenes — regarded as “fallen women” in Irish institutions — was horribly punitive: Islam can be a lot crueler to women who are deemed to “dishonor” their families or communities by behaving in any way improperly. “Honor killings”…”
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Ignorance is blissful, isn’t it? I double challenge you to show me a verse from the Quran—the Muslim holly book—or a statement form Hadith—Prophet Muhammad’s (peace be upon him) sayings or narrations—that states that the “honour killing” is based on Islam. Of course you won’t find them.
You could have simply researched the truth by asking a local Muslim scholar whether honour killing is based on Islam. But you didn’t. And sadly, the truth is rarely the objective. In fact, any Muslim scholar would tell you that honour killing is based on some Middle Eastern culture and has NOTHING to do with Islam. Also, Islam resolutely opposes honour killing.
You owe an apology to the Muslim communities for deliberately dragging their faith through the mud.
What happened to the pillars of good journalism: thoroughness, accuracy, fairness and transparency?