like to emphasize the point that in the recent years Islam
has become the target of social upheavals and this
approach has become very significant now. The problem
needs an urgent solution, because these are the anxiety
causing aspects of very serious events and developments.
Let us admit it now that
the first of these
dominant understandings is the subject of ‘’turban’’
which has almost become a complex. The problem of
turban is being used as a tool to attack the
This has become a discomforting problem violating the
personal freedoms and rights not only in our country, but
in all the Islamic countries and even in non Islamic
Actually, this concept has
to be considered together with the concepts of freedom
and tolerance, however amidst the efforts spent to be
like the west, this approach has become an attack to
religion, to holiness.
In spite of the fact that
in some countries a considerable percentage of the
society has desires in this direction and they find
support, this subject is considered as if it is a
reaction to progress. It makes us think and wonder why
everyone is concerned only with the turban while there
are acute problems for the humanity such as
(hunger/being jobless/the uneven distribution of income
and the similar). In addition to these it would be
impossible to accept as true the exaggerated statements
that such a condition will create a great discrepancy
with the west.
Following this I would like
to emphasize another point which I think is also
I am talking about the
caricature crisis which made millions of people protest
on the streets in many countries from France to
Philippines and at the root of which there lies the aim to
humiliate Islam and its great Rasul Hz. Mohammad. This
action has caused a deep sorrow in the whole Islamic
In general, the western
world knows very well about the sensitivity of the
Islamic religion regarding the pictures and they know very
well that especially to draw a picture of Allah’s Nabi and
Rasul is strictly prohibited. However, they have done the
opposite on purpose. It must not have been difficult for
them to estimate that the pictures which were not
normal, which have been drawn as a caricature would
pressure the sensitivity about the holiness and it would
be regarded as a humiliation in the Islamic circles.
How would be the reaction
when someone from the Islamic universe ridicules the
events regarding Hz. Jesus ?
The answer is simple:
Not only among the
Christians, but even in the Islamic world it wouldn’t be
puzzled ones who do not approve the caricatures have
apologized (to avoid any inconvenience), but they do
understand and know the reasons of this extreme
reaction. However, they refrain from punishing the ones
who have done this. Thus, they are putting forth their
These two main concepts have
come into being long before in a sneaky manner and they
have been made to turn out into what they are now at
present by the accelerators and the triggering actions .
The events that are now taking place are the proof of
point that comes into focus is the Sunni-Shiite fight
which has started during the first years of Islam.
Although fourteen centuries have passed this problem
could not been solved yet and the tension, the struggle
has become more stronger and more widespread.
I am perceiving this as a
betrayal to holiness no
matter who does it. Today, there are still
problems; there are upheavals, there is bombing and
innocent people are being killed.
Nothing more is left!
May you live with love and
may you be entrusted to Allah.