Innocence of Muslims: Guiding others how to hold peaceful protests
OT, September 23, 2012 03:37 IST
Okhla Times Reporter/Okhla
SMS is making the round in Okhla and other parts of the country urging residents to stop using YouTube from today. The message read: “From today and for three days all Muslims should stop using YouTube because they have refused to stop showing the film that mocked Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).”
Md Noushad Ansari, who has forwarded the message to many of his friends and acquaintances, told OKHLA TIMES that by not using YouTube we will express our displeasure to the government and those haters of Islam who are behind the making of the blasphemous movie.
Since the excerpted 14 minutes movie produced anti-Islam campaigners in the U.S and then uploaded on YouTube in July, violence protests have erupted in many Muslim countries including Yemen, Egypt and the storming of a U.S. consulate in Libya.
In Benghazi, Libya, furious protesters even killed an US ambassador and three other Americans. However, in India several peaceful methods have been adopted by Muslims to express their displeasure over the making of the $5 million anti-Prophet movie and the sinister campaign unrolled in the “civilized” West to hurt Muslim sentiments in the name of freedom of speech.
If in Hyderabad, Muslim youth under the guidance of Congress leader Khaleequr Rahman submitted a memorandum to search engine giant Google office in the city, in Delhi youths have peacefully distributed a book on Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) spreading his message to others.
Learning a few lessons in holding peaceful and effective protest from their brothers in the UK, an Okhla-based group on the Occasion of World Peace Day peacefully organized protest against the blasphemous movie Innocence of Muslim.
Shaikh Jilani, who runs SIMT institute, wrote on his Facebook page: “In this protest, we distributed translated Quran and the book Muhammad The Ideal Character to non-Muslim brothers at Delhi University, South Extension Market, Lajpat Nagar and other places of Delhi. Our objective is that others read and understand that Islam is the religion of peace and harmony. If anybody wants to read or distributes these books anywhere they can collect them from us without any charge.”
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