Defender of the faith, Imam Noonan of Galway, in The Independent (Ireland),Â here.Â ( by Hugh Fitzgerald)
Perhaps, when Mr. Noonan converted to Islam (I’m assuming it is he, and not his father, who converted), he was under the impression — but who told him this? who led him astray? — that Islam is indeed a “religion of peace and tolerance” etcetera etceterum. But he’s had time to find out more, he must know more by now. His attempt to mislead unwary Infidels is a Jihad, a Jihad of “pen, speech” (propaganda), and he is, therefore, a menace to all non-Muslims.
Imam Noonan of Galway. What’s next? Al-Qaeda in Kinvara?
As the world begins to see the horror unfolding inÂ IraqÂ with the emergence of ISIS jihadists who are brutally slaughtering their own people in the name of Islam, we see inÂ KenyaÂ another barbaric killing by al-Shahbab, the missing teenagers inÂ IsraelÂ taken byÂ Hamas, the stupidity ofÂ AfghanistanÂ and the sadness ofÂ Palestine. Has the Islamic world gone mad? The simple answer is yes! But is Islam an ideology of hate, evil, and teachings of ‘kill’? The answer is no.
I say no because the people who are the cause of these barbaric and horrific murders and abductions of teenagers, are not following the pure pious teachings of Islam. They are following medieval ideology that has nothing to do with the pure spiritual teachings of Islam.
Anyone who takes the time to explore Islam with an open mind and heart will conclude that Islam is not a violent, barbaric faith; rather, it teaches tolerance, love and forgiveness. The Holy Qur’an makes it very clear that there is no compulsion in Islam and that right is clearly distinct from wrong (Ch 2 v 257) – in other words, we are able as human beings to recognise what is wrong and what is right, what is evil and what is good.
Simple: everything Islamic is good, everything else is evil.
(That’s the first lie of the Mohammedan, who deliberatey avoids quoting the whole verse, here.)
My heart is hurt and battered by these evil people who call themselves Muslims. I truly say as an Irish Muslim I am exhausted after 23 years of accepting Islam – not exhausted with Islam or being a Muslim, but exhausted of having to defend myself and Islam because of such wicked people.
This morning when my wife was watching the news with tears in her eyes, watching the acts of violence and barbaric killing by ISIS, her response was, “No wonder people don’t like Islam.” I had to explain to her what most are not aware of, which is that the Holy Prophet Muhammad warned the Muslim ummah (people) and ulama (religious scholars) that one day this would happen! He warned, in such an accurate, chilling way, that “a time will come when nothing will remain of Islam except its name and nothing of the Qur’an except its script”. He said “their” mosques (ie, those Muslims whom he has nothing to do with) would be full of worshippers but devoid of righteousness, that their imams would be the worst creatures under the canopy of the heavens, that evil plots will hatch from them. But he also said there would be one community of Muslims who will be on the path of righteousness, who will follow the true teachings of Islam and whose imam will lead them to peace and spirituality.
This is my purpose in writing: to reassure the people of Ireland that Islam is a religion of peace, love and tolerance. Until all the imams and sheikhs in Ireland and, indeed, around the world stand up and condemn these acts of violence and this wrongful interpretation of Islam by ISIS and all the other evil so-called ‘Islamic’ organisations, these acts of evil will not be halted.
IMAM IBRAHIM AHMAD NOONAN
IMAM OF GALWAY MOSQUE MASJID MARYAM