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Florida Muslim group wants to educate community about Prophet Mohammed

By on September 14th, 2012

One of the largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organizations in the United States launched an online education program this week to shine a more accurate light on the Prophet Mohammed.

This program is in response to the recent global backlash of the controversial and anti-Muslim film, “Innocence of Muslims.”

“We are taught in Islam to meet evil with good; the makers of this barbaric film, ‘Innocence of Muslims,’ may have intended to insult Muslims and degrade our beliefs, but they failed miserably,” said Nezar Hamze, the executive director of Council on American-Islamic Relations located in South Florida, in a press release on Thursday. “Interesting enough, hundreds of people in Florida have reached out and they want to know about the Prophet Mohammed now. We will provide educational materials and credible academia sources.”

Such resources include the 1977 film “The Message.”

“The film is old; however, the producers and directors respected the limits of the Islamic faith and still educated the viewing audience,” the press release stated.

CAIR-FL, the Florida branch of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, also released an audio narration of the “Prophetic Timeline,” an interactive timeline of the Prophet Mohammed’s life.

Their goal is to educate the American community on the history of the Prophet Mohammed.

Earlier this week, CAIR leaders condemned the killings of the American representatives in Libya.

“It’s a crime against our diplomats; it is a crime against our faith. It’s a crime against humanity,” said Nihad Awad, the executive director, and founder, of CAIR.

“An attack on innocent people is an attack on our faith,” Awad said.

The protests of the anti-Islamic film in Egypt’s capital are now four days long, and “other demonstrations erupted in the much of the Middle East after Friday Prayer — an occasion often associated with public displays of dissent,” according to the New York Times.

According to the Associated Press, authorities may have located the filmmaker of “Innocence of Muslims.” Nakoula Basseley Nakoula is connected to the name “Sam Bacile,” a fake identity of the director of the film.

While the investigation continues and emotional protests erupt across multiple countries, organizations like CAIR will attempt to fight violence with education.


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  • clarity

    I hate the disease of islam with every fiber of my being, but I pray for every muslim worldwide to turn from its satanic influence before it’s too late! Read the koran & find it, as I did, the most hate filled “religious” book on the planet! What other religion calls for the murder of non-believers??? Islam is pure satanism.

    • Dr.Tayyib

      you R wrong my friend . i am musilm . Islam is the greatest Religion in our planet . it is the last religion came from God (( who is the same god of all the religions ))

      i am a doctor living in Chicago . i am educated enough to speak in a scientific way .

      and i am sure that you didnt get informations well enough from the holy Quran .

      when U R ready , spent some quality time with a muslim who knows well about my great Islam . then U well know how islam is the greatest of all .

      a lot of american , converted to Islam . from all over the world people are converting to Islam . ask Urself why such thing is happening and never people convert from islam .

      Islam is not a violent religion . of course there is a part when a violence is needed . but thats in every single religion .

      am ready to tell you more and more . at the end U will be convinced . and maybe convert to Islam after knowing the truth about it .

      Regards .

      Dr.Tayyib

      • Bob

        You are so wrong, Dr Tayyib, my friend. You are polluted by a false path.

        Rastafarianism is the last and Greatest religion given by God to Humanity. And Messiah Haile Selassie is his Messenger.

        I too am a doctor and I am also educated enough to speak in a scientific way.

        Once you know the truth Dr. Tayyib, you will convert to Rastafarianism and know the true path of righteousness, justice, and love.

        Rastafari! The Last, Greatest, and only True religion on Earth.

        • 57nomad

          and the great Bob Marley was his apostle……

          “Ambush in the night

          All guns aiming at me

          Ambush in the night

          They opened fire on me

          Ambush in the night

          Protected by His Majesty”

      • the passer by

        who is te same god of all the religion>>>>??????
        do not be deceived …! the God of the bible is not the same as the God of the Quran or what ever religion are in this world. Do you know that the god of the bible revealed it clearly that He has a Beggoten Son who is Jesus the Messaiah who came an gave himself up to death on the cross and offered up the perfect blood sacrifice to God as the forgivness of Sin of all mankind……
        on the other side Allah in the Quran says clearly that He does NOT have a son,….If Allah is ever gracious and Merciful as all muslim keep repeating in their prayer….. why the muslim world are not gracious to those who profess jesus in their midst????? why muslim people don’t have mercy at all to anybody who left islam and follow Jesus…how many christians are killed and tortured because they confess Jesus as the messaiah….I tell you the truth …you are muslim living in america…and you are free to profess islam nobody ever say to you that the christian community will hunt and kill you because you follow islam….do you know why?? they were taught by jesus their master : to love their neighbor as themselves…..DR TAYYIB you are just a religious person….all you follow is a religion….but you don’t have personal relationship with the living GOD the everlasting the creator of all thing. I pray god himself will reveal the truth into your soul that you may know him who is faithfull and True.

        • Dr.Tayyib

          Thanks for you kind reply . i respect you for that .

          i have one Question for U here .
          Do you confess that Islam is a true Religion or not ???
          i need a direct answer my friend . Yes or No ???

          • the passer by

            my answer is : TRUELY Islam is a RELIGION….he who follow Islam is following RELIGION an will never be able to have a personal relationship with God. you are busy with do’s and don’ts ,rules and regulations….do you think that all the religious practice you do will make you Holy and righteous before god….No sir.!…imaging the washing of hands and feet before you do your prayer…are you really that clean…! do you know that even if you wash you rectum after you went to the toilet…right inside your bowels there are still left over of dirt and waste that still yet to come..if your eyes don’t see it doesn’t mean that you are a clean man before the perfect God ( who can see all things ) after the rituals of washing hands and feet and eating halal food…no sir ! that is hypocrisy…clean outside but dirty inside. …that is why i said ISLAM is truely a RELIGION and nothing more.
            and now I need your answer :
            Why can’t anyone own a bible freely and publicly in saudi arabia, malaysia, indonasia, iran, irak, and in the muslim nation without being killed or persecuted ???????? does ISLAM teaches peace ! Mercy ! love !????? Jesus said: you know the tree by its fruit.

          • Dr.Tayyib

            again thanks for your reply . i enjoyed this Discussion with U .

            i cant argue with U in some of the points U have mentioned except for the fact that its not the truth of Islam . Islam is as any other religion is full of peace .

            and our prophet Muhammed PBUH did not command us to kill people from other religions .

            i know in many countries thats not happening . but its not the true Islam . its some politics shit i dont wanna put myself on it .

            in every aspect you can imagine . Islam does follow the path of peace .

            for example in drinking Alcohol Islam command us not to drink it cuz its full of poisons that will eventually lead to destruction of the alcoholic . medically speaking and socially speaking .

            Regards ,

          • the passer by

            these are fruits of ISLAM : ( I copied and posted from various news around the world )
            On March 30, at a Christian church in the West Bengal state of India, a 65-year-old woman widow was beaten after Islamist extremists forced their way into the church, Compass Direct News reported. The 11 or so members of the church were attacked simply for gathering and worshipping Christ, and the Islamists called them “pagans” as they continuously kicked and beat them.
            In the same area of Nutangram earlier in March, a 22-year old woman was driven from her predominantly Muslim village after she thanked Christ for being healed from an illness – apparently, even her Muslim parents joined in the subsequent attack by Islamists who wanted her and her beliefs out of the village.
            >>>.After intense diplomatic pressure, Afghan authorities in February released Said Musa, who had been in prison for nearly nine months on charges of apostasy, or leaving Islam, punishable by death under Islamic law. The 46-year-old Musa (alternately spelled Sayyed Mussa) left the country

            >>>>A suicide bombing of a church in Central Java, Indonesia on Sept. 25 pointed not only to a new level of attacks on religious minorities in the world’s largest Muslim-majority country but to a political bent accommodating Islamist extremism. Pino Damayanto, aka Ahmad Yosepa Hayat, who blew himself up and wounded more than 20 members of the Sepenuh Injil Bethel Churc in Solo, apparently believed it was his religious duty to kill “the enemies of Islam.”
            >>>>>Islamic extremists from the al Shabaab militia vying for control of Somalia continued their campaign to rid the country of Christians, seeking out secret believers and publicly executing them. The extremists cut the throat of a Christian mother of four on Jan. 7 on the outskirts of Mogadishu. Asha Mberwa, 36, was killed in Warbhigly in front of villagers who came out of their homes as witnesses. She was survived by her children – ages 12, 8, 6 and 4 – and her husband, who was not home at the time she was apprehended.

            >>>>>>
            Indonesia saw several church-related attacks:
            A mob of 600 Muslims threw bags of urine, stones, and rotten eggs at the congregation of a Protestant church at the start of Ascension Day service, while shouting profanity and threatening to kill the pastor. No arrests were made. The church had applied for a permit to construct its house of worship five years ago. Pressured by local Muslims, the local administration ordered the church to shut down in December 2009, though the Supreme Court recently overruled its decision, saying the church is eligible for a permit. Regardless, local Muslims and officials demand that the church shut down.>>>>Kuwait: Two months after the Saudi Grand Mufti decreed, in response to a question on whether churches may exist in Kuwait, that all regional churches must be destroyed, villa-churches serving Western foreigners are being targeted. One congregation was evicted without explanation “from a private villa used for worship gatherings for the past seven years”; another villa-church was ordered to “pay an exorbitant fine each month to use a facility it had been renting… Church leaders reportedly decided not to argue and moved out.”>>>>>>In an attempt to force her to drop charges against them for raping her 13-year-old niece, a band of Muslims severely beat a pregnant Christian woman causing her to lose female twins to miscarriage. The rapists came when all male members of the Christian household were out working and beat the women “mercilessly.” “They murdered our children, they raped our daughter. We have nothing left with us,” lamented an older family member. As usual, police ignored both cases—the raped Christian girl and her beaten family.>>>>>>Two years ago, after a Muslim man converted to Christianity and told his wife, she abused and exposed him, resulting in his getting severely beaten. “No one was willing to let me live the life I wanted [as a Christian]—they say Islam is not a religion of compulsion, but no one has been able to tell me why Muslims who don’t find satisfaction in the religion become liable to be killed.” He eventually divorced, escaped, and remarried a Christian woman. Now that his family have again discovered his whereabouts, they have resumed threatening him. According to his wife:“Every other day, we receive threatening phone calls…They are now asking him to abandon us and renounce Christianity, threatening that they will kill me and our child.”

          • mcjenny

            I would have to say no even though the question was not directed to me.

          • 57nomad

            No Dr. Tayyib, it is not. How’s that for direct? It is a false religion and Mohammed is a false prophet. Is that clear enough?

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7ROC5U4LGGSFGFXHVHR3IKXV3Y hammondkeys

            I’ll jump in.

            The answer is NO. Islam is not only not the one true religion, it is straight from the pit of hell.

          • Dr.Tayyib
          • the passer by

            I see you have never read and studied the Quran…….all the information you know are what the mullahs and imam tells you……they hide the lies from you….they deceive you every friday mosque….they will not allow you to question the quran…..they won’t allow you to ask questions…..because once you excercise your god given free will to know why? what? how?… then you will discover that it is EVIL

      • mcjenny

        Your allah is not the same as my God. My God does not concern Himself with supposed insults and does not call for death to infidels. My God teaches love and salvation – freely given. All you have to do is accept the offer. You have forgotten that for the number of people that are “converted (or as you would say reverted) to islam, many are finding the love and peace that is Christianity. Does Christianity murder people that convert from? Does islam murder people that convert from?

      • 57nomad

        You morons keep it up and you are going to be meeting Allah a lot sooner than you had planned.

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7ROC5U4LGGSFGFXHVHR3IKXV3Y hammondkeys

          And when they do Allah will look a lot like a goat with long horns.

      • http://twitter.com/mbdexp mbdexp

        Hey Dr. (every muslim is a doc?)can, you too, tell us what your book is saying about how to treat other religions, the so called infidels?

        • Dr.Tayyib

          our Holy Quran tells us to treat all mankind with respect .

          and to confess all the other religions and resect them all .

          and more important , not to jump in judgment by few insane and generalized it to all the people like U R doing right now .

          just read what U R writing before post it plz .

          • dr.Tayyib

            i ment RESPECT them all . spelling mistake

          • http://twitter.com/mbdexp mbdexp

            How I know, your holly book also let you lie to an infidel, does not? So, why should anyone believe you now?Still, you didn`t told us what exactly is saying about infidels. When to tax them, when to kill them?

            Few insane? You call millions insane? Please, watch some footage from your countries, and don`t try to make excuses. This is what your religion is teaching them

      • http://twitter.com/mbdexp mbdexp

        Hey Doc, if you are such a peaces-full religion, and you care about your people, why are you not back there, helping them with your knowledge, than being here in Us making money from infidels?

        • Dr.Tayyib

          i am 26 years old . i will continue the medical board in the states . then i will get back so my country and teach what i have learned .

          • http://twitter.com/mbdexp mbdexp

            Good for you, but somehow this its an admission that US is superior of any muslim country, you have to admit that. Otherwise, you had to go to medical school there. And just for curiosity, if you still going to school, you are not a doctor. Am I right?

          • Dr.Tayyib

            yup , thats easy to say . USA is superior in every single aspect .

            but , is this the matter we R discussing now ???!!!

            or you just wanna bla bla bla .

            we R discussing Religion now if U dont know .

    • Dr. A. Rahman

      I pray you be guided to the real truth and to the light. If you found nothing but hate in whatever book you read then, trust me, it wasn’t the Quran. Look, it’s just a simple fact. Water is colorless.. if it’s not, then it’s not pure water. The Quran is not at all filled with hate, so if you were fooled by, ironically, an Islam hater that that’s what the Quran is all about, then you need to really reconsider, get your own unbiased, pure, clear translation of the Quran and read it yourself, with an open mind and heart.
      And btw, the bible has verses that speak of war and fighting and killing others. and so does each and ever divine and non-divine religious book that is out there.
      Islam is in fact the most tolerant and peaceful religion in existence. And it says nothing AT ALL about fighting the non believers so chaotically and freely. Nothing at all and u dare you to find a single verse that promotes so. Read into the prophet’s history and tell me, how many MEN were killed in WARS during his time? now compare this to the millions and millions of Muslims being hideously killed and tortured all around the world for ages now for nothing more than they are “Muslims”.
      Be fair, my friend. and enlighten yourself to the real truth that you are simply blinding yourself from seeing.
      Peace.

      • the passer by

        in this ages we live in ,have you ever seen christian community or group that kills people like the muslims do because jesus was insulted or portraited wrongfully.?……how many converted christians are in the muslim world been persecuted, killed, raped…outcasted because they confess christianity…. how many bible have been confiscated and burn in the muslim world….??? did you ever see the christian people go on with violence like the muslim people are doing now??…..think for yourself.. is islam is really a religion of peace.????…I don’t think so. can a man stand freely in the street of saudi arabia and confess publicly that he believes in Jesus as the messaiah without being killed or stoned alive….! can he find peace in islam…..! ?? i don’t think so
        by the way….don’t ever fall in the lies that said ; the God of the bible is the same as the Allah in the Quran….they are completly different. the God of the Bible says He has a begotten Son , his name is Jesus the Messaiah ….on the other side Allah in the Quran said He has NO son at all…so please do not confuse the two…..

      • mcjenny

        I have read the koran and found it to be hateful. Sure there were some “beautiful” parts but I also found out about abrogation. That was all I needed to hear.

      • mcjenny

        If it is truly so peaceful and tolerant, why are Christians and Jews being beheaded, crucified, and generally run out of countries where they have been for centuries? Islam has been at war with everyone for the past 1400 years. The murder and torture of which you speak is either in retaliation of islam trying to take over land or it is muslim on muslim violence.

      • http://twitter.com/mbdexp mbdexp

        Hey Dr. (how much we like the abbreviation), can you tell us what your book is saying about how to treat other religions, the so called infidels?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7ROC5U4LGGSFGFXHVHR3IKXV3Y hammondkeys

        Dr. A. Rahman,

        Christ’s teachings are wholly different than those of your prophet.

        Why does Islam kill converts to Christianity? Why are Muslims so pitifully thin-skinned that instead of turning the other cheek (as Christ taught), they reach for the sword? What justification is there for honor killings teenage girls? Why do NINETY PERCENT of the world’s armed conflicts deal with Islamic nations and tribes? Why does Islam require that women be denigrated and reduced to livestock status and subject to ritual beatings from their husbands.

        You may know the Koran, but I know the Truth.

        Islam is Satanic. I know the tree from the fruit it bears. Islam is pure evil.

        • islam=murder

          I believe you hammondkeys!

  • http://navygentleman.com/political/ Navy Gentleman

    I was introduced to Islam in the aftermath of 9/11/01. Over the years I have lost count of the number of people killed and mutilated in the name of that religion. I don’t understand the anger associated with the slightest hint of blasphemy.

    Today I watched as four fellow Americans, who were killed on 9/11/12, were unloaded from a plane in flag covered coffins. I am not sure why they were killed but it really doesn’t matter to those who loved them. Today Islam lost a lot of ground in America.

    • anonymous

      Man, you said it PERFECT! Islam has lost a lot of ground in America. I usually have a lot of tolerance for our many types of religion in America, including Mormons, but this Islam is radical man!!

  • the passer by

    in this ages we live in ,have you ever seen christian community or group that kills people like the muslims do because jesus was insulted or portraited wrongfully.?……how many converted christians are in the muslim world been persecuted, killed, raped…outcasted because they confess christianity…. how many bible have been confiscated and burn in the muslim world….??? did you ever see the christian people go on with violence like the muslim people are doing now??…..think for yourself.. is islam is really a religion of peace.????…I don’t think so. can a man stand freely in the street of saudi arabia and confess publicly that he believes in Jesus as the messaiah without being killed or stoned alive….! can he find peace in islam…..! ?? i don’t think so
    by the way….don’t ever fall in the lies that said ; the God of the bible is the same as the Allah in the Quran….they are completly different. the God of the Bible says He has a begotten Son , his name is Jesus the Messaiah ….on the other side Allah in the Quran said He has NO son at all…so please do not confuse the two…..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7ROC5U4LGGSFGFXHVHR3IKXV3Y hammondkeys

    I am being educated by the actions of Islam. Islam is a rigid set of rules and regulations that are totally void of life and joy. My God is love, joy and peace.

    On these life-giving attributes Islam seems to be completely out of stock and offers only hatred, prejudice and jealous rage.

    I’ll let my eyes and ears teach me. You can keep your video.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000682711073 Mark Arterburn

    “To me it seems certain that the fatalistic teachings of Mohammed and
    the utter degradation of women is the outstanding cause for the
    arrested development of the Arab. He is exactly as he was around the
    year 700, while we have kept developing.”

    - General George S. Patton in War as I Knew It.

  • David

    Gullible Americans, ie liberal America haters, will believe this load of garbage. Look it up, thier book of murder, the koran, instructs these low lifes to lie to us. This will be one big lie so the fifth column can become stronger till they can destroy America from within.

    • seada

      friend in which article of quraan that orders to kill other believers? let we disscuss abt the truth.please would you give the article number?first quastion

      second :what was the religion of holiest poeples in your bible like yaekob,abreha,jossef,mussie ,zekarias and st.merry before jusus chrise born?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002090540222 Alex Penas

    Quick question,” Why do many scientists, famous artist, top officials around the world enter ISLAM ..?, With the underlying after understanding the real ISLAM”

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002090540222 Alex Penas

    Quick question,” Why do many scientists, famous artist, top officials around the world enter ISLAM ..?, With the underlying after understanding the real ISLAM”

  • Loquitis

    We shouldn’t have to waste our time being ‘educated’ (how condescending!) about what, to most of us, amounts to a collection of barbaric ways and beliefs that daily fill our news broadcasts with horrible sights. Education about Ignorance is an oxymoron. Speaking as someone with an IQ well within the top 1%, you go educate your own fellow Muslims so that you will not have to bother decent people with your b.s. talk. In case it isn’t exactly clear, you may legally be allowed to be here, but the element among you that is perceived as pushy, loud, and rude, and generally ill-mannered, certainly is not WELCOME.

 

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