Online, Once Again! Insulting Islam - What Could Be Done
By The Muslims
20 January 2010
By Al-Ikhwah Al-Mujahidun
we are again disturbed by the appearance of a blog
that insults Islam. A blog like this is purposely made
to provoke and raise the anger of the Islamic
ummah. The more irate comments it gets, the
happier the creator of that blog becomes.
Is this a systematic deliberateness? Perhaps.
Assumptions that there is a network which is seriously
behind all these Islam hating blogs is always
possible. Though there is a fact that really could be
not be ignored by the ummah. They are
systematically working day and night to do one thing,
distortion of Islam’s image.
The tricks used were also relatively the same i.e.
attacking Prophet Muhammad with cartoons that insult
Islam. Besides that, crude languages were also usually
used, because by using tricks like these it would be
easy for them to legitimize that Islam is a rough
It is clear that blogs like these should be wiped out.
If in the past, blogs used by people accused as
terrorists could easily be tracked, then it should be
that the blogs that blaspheme Islam could already be
tracked by the authority and the players behind them
immediately arrested and put on trial.
Therefore, what could be done by
We can do many things. Starting by having awareness
that these things will always be happening, thus the
Islamic ummah should take to serious
da’wah online without delay. We cannot afford to
be ignorant about this fact anymore. Teenagers,
university students and Muslim activists must use
blogs more as an arena of their da’wah.
Introducing the beauty of Islam, the hospitality and
blessings of Islam to the netters. How nice if the
blogs are also managed in an extensive way. Not just
creating a blog and then forgetting the password.
It would be very good if there is an initiative to
form groups of Muslim youths who are experts in the
cyberworld to work shoulder to shoulder in enhancing
their expertise. To the point that they can conduct
da’wah not only in an offensive way but also
aggressively. Opinions should be counteracted with
opinions. Blogs should be encountered with blogs. We
should be prepared at all times to counteract their
offensive commentaries on any websites with truth.
Those who sincerely seeks information could find
guidance from our da'wah, if Allah wills.
Otherwise, at least we make the kafirs who
blaspheme Islam angry. And that is enough to gain
rewards from Allah SWT:
" …nor do they tread on any ground that enrages
the disbelievers, nor do they inflict upon an enemy
any infliction but that it is registered for them as a
righteous deed.." (At-Taubah : 120)
It is this spirit that should be inculcated to our
Muslim teenagers. Arousing their jealousy for Islam.
Strengthening their determination to become good
Muslims, who care about Islam in the cyberworld.
This of course is a long term program, as the enemies
of Islam are exerting their efforts of image
distortion in a very systematic way. They conduct
training, consolidation and mature planning to realize
their evil intentions. With extraordinarily huge
funds, it becomes much easier for them to execute all
This is a very big challenge for us. There must be
synergistic efforts amongst some elements in the
Islamic ummah. The masses, organizations,
Majelis of Ulamas and all other elements
must start to peruse this arena. At the same time all
parties must start to play their roles and
contributions. By writing and spreading true
information about Islam and being not hesitant to
conduct da’wah for Islam to others. Because
cursing and damning will never be enough, it is time
to work objectively for the return of Islam’s glories.