Monday, November 12, 2018
To you who have come to our country with a Muslim faith and culture, and who often express themselves to be violated. In Norway we have a Christian heritage. Therefore crossed our flag.
We have the right to say what we mean here. We have achieved a lot with regard to women’s and men’s rights, and equality. We have democracy and people’s rule. We have the right to think and believe what we want. We are proud of our humanist heritage and our Christian heritage, although much can be blamed for the church over the centuries. We have no priesthood or thought police.
We are past the dark Middle Ages with superstition, church power and misery. Enlightenment changed our mindset. It was liberating in relation to the church and the understanding of our place in the universe, but it cost! We can fix the starfish to the sky: We see both suns, planets and moons, and much more, and we dare to say what we see without risking life.
But now it becomes clearer and clearer that something is about to happen, feel many!
We notice that some of our new «countrymen» do not respect our culture and our way of life, but only appear as. Many Norwegians find that Muslims are addictive to us infidelity, and recognize a reverse form of xenophobia in relation to the social debate otherwise. We are going to end up in hell.
Still, we hear that Muslims are violated by Norwegians’ lack of respect for Islam and their culture, and that we violate the Prophet. This is a clever way to achieve a victim role. Some say, perhaps, that it is a speculative and computed form of ruling technique, and that it is a learned violation, and not really felt.
There is no human right to be violated, and no one claims to be violated. The fact that Ola and Kari Nordmann are being hurt and hurt what they are experiencing, we have not heard so much about. Some immigrants violate us and our values because they expect us to adapt to them and their culture and religion without opposition. They have applied for shelter and protection, and they have got it. But they are not happy:
Is it so strange that many Norwegians work a reluctance, a counter reaction and irritation, and feel exploited and offended? But bullying and hatred is not the way to react!
Terrorists and fanatics have been guided by different thoughts, and have occasionally caused much misery, yes, pure hell on Earth. Religion and political direction have inspired them to cruelty. We have our Breivik, but he is not proof that anyone can seal the terrorist stamp on the rest of the Norwegian people. Nor can we claim that all Muslims are terrorists. Most will live in peace and tolerance, and will not provoke anyone.
For us Norwegians it is scary to see pictures of fanatic Islamists, and worse when we at home experience them shouting death and corruption over differently minded. And threatens: Just wait until Norway becomes a Muslim caliphate!
Many «real» Norwegians feel anxiety, not first and foremost what extremists can find, but because Ola and Karis’s freedom will be restricted again: they fear that a new medieval age is coming into the country. Common sense and enlightenment discoveries we will not know about more. The priesthood is on its way back in new disguise.
It’s like going back in history. It is the Quran that tells how the world looks. Democracy, voting rights for men and women, and equal rights for men and women is history. The religious robots have taken over our minds and decide what is allowed to say and say.
Are you among those who blame this? Is that what you want? Is it the caliphate you are looking for? And you are looking to feel welcome!
What did you escape from? With patriarchal particular baggage, we see that many girls and women dress up in religious uniforms, the outfit’s outfits set with our eyes, but it is certain to come closer to God. It certainly shows who has the power. This is something new to us, and we think: They could be free now, both men and women, but they still choose physical, mental and religious impotence. And somebody wants to do that too.
We wonder why you came and why you fled when meeting with freedom and our culture can hurt you like that with our offenses. It may seem that you do not know that we have reached 2018 according to our timetable here in Norway, 1440 after the Islamic calendar.
Most people who come to Norway as refugees have fled from countries with dictatorship and with religious and political oppression.
Then it’s tasteless and rude, to use a slightly diminished language use, beyond the religion and the policy that causes the escape. Many people will rightly ask you why you came. You should respect the community you have come to, and do not provoke resentment in the people while blaming the new country’s inhabitants.
There is no one that prevents you from worshiping your god if you do it in your home. That’s when you demand «special advantages» in the public space, are rejecting other people with reasons in religion, radiating contempt and still expect to be respected that many people think that is enough and that you should shrink your back and go home to where you came from, to use a popular expression. If it becomes too risky, try to find another lucky country. The choice is yours. But: why did you come?
Everyone who comes to Norway fairly and openly in relation to Norwegian culture must be welcomed in the best possible way. We will do our best for them to thrive and integrate as best we can, but much is up to those who come.
Many Norwegians get angry and uncertain about what Islam really is for something. Some Muslims claim that Islam is the religion of peace, but in reality we see the opposite. There is a great controversy about who correctly interprets the Quran and who has the right to lead the inheritance after Muhammad.
For outside people, it does not seem that tolerance for differently minded is especially developed. Viewed from the outside, the impression is largely a fear culture. It’s only when the opinions of differently minded people are tricked that peace can fall over the ground. Someone is whipped to obedience, some are executed for conversion, others for blasphemy, others left because they could not have enough of the «perfect» book they should live for.
I do not think most people who are Muslims have read what is said in the Quran and the accompanying writings, but accept what they hear in the mosques.
If you, as a Muslim, want me to believe that the Qur’an is the gospel of truth, and that Muhammad was given complete knowledge and was infallible, you insult my understanding and the right to think as I will. You are in Norway now, and here we have the right and right to pardon all agreed truths both about religion and other, including Islam, Muhammad and Quran. Fortunately, we have been through the enlightenment era emphasized sensible guidelines for all relationships in existence. Enlightenment had its roots in the scientific worldscape of the 17th century. Natural science brought other explanations of natural phenomena than the church had been for, and the church therefore lost much of its power. 1536 comedy format Norway. With it, individual people became more and more given the opportunity to interpret the Bible themselves. Humanism and the Renaissance gave inspiration to the reformation.
Muhammad lived from about 570 to 8 June 632 on the Arabian Peninsula. This was before humanism, the Renaissance, the Reformation, Enlightenment, the French Revolution and the emergence of democracies like ours. That Muhammad, in the time he lived, was given complete knowledge and was infallible, exceeding the common sense of non-Muslims.
I’m allowed to argue my views on this question. If you get angry, it’s fine. If you believe that your sense of offense should cause me to be punished, I do not perceive it as anything but a speculative form of ruling technique. If you do not agree with me, it’s okay, but disagreement goes both ways. You do not have the sole right to the truth or to feel offended, even if you believe it yourself. You violate me at least as much. Maybe we’ll be seated on the same cell and have the opportunity to talk together. Who knows!
The only thing that can lead to a reconciliation between Muslims and differently minded, and Muslims in between, is a Muslim reform without bloodshed, hopefully, and an immersion in what has happened in the world beyond the Muslim universe. Maybe the ice will melt.
Give all Muslims the right to interpret the Quran and Muhammad’s knowledge of our times and with common sense without risking life. Faith and doubt must go hand in hand! Humor and self-esteem must be an extra spice on the food! Then there is hope!
«Is not it going to end?» Said it in a debate post in the class struggle on Tuesday, November 6, this year after the release of a blasphemous Christian woman in Pakistan. Thousands of fanatic protesters took to Lahore streets because of the release. They wanted her sentenced to death.
Yes, the big question is: Is not it going to end? Now, Muslims must understand that we live in 2018, almost 1400 years after Muhammad’s death.