Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Hari Raya on Sept 11: American Muslims in fear

Perhaps many of us, especially the Muslims dont realise this - that Hari Raya Aidilfitri (1 Syawal) this year will either fall on Sept 10 or 11. In the United States, the American Muslims are living in fear that the end of Ramadan on Sept 11 will bring no celebration.

Muslims in America, particularly in New York City, are under sustained barrages of attacks. The latest in the salvo, is the palpable fear. Some in America seem to be subscribing to the silliness, that those who are not Christians and not of their ethnic group, are not entirely human.

They are afraid to celebrate Syawal. Thousands are now operating under fear of physical attacks. Many of them have publicly express fears of attacks as reprisal for the September 11, 2001, which has been tied around the necks of the Islam and Muslims, and as such, the fasting season this year ends coincidentally on or about September 11, 2010.

If they celebrate Syawal on that day, Americans will accuse the Muslims of celebrating September 11.

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read also an interesting comment in The Washington Post.

18 comments:

dwi-citra said...

wow. what a coincident.

the plan to build a mosque at ground zero also puts the american muslims in a danger zone.

mohd siew said...

it all depends on the us administration. if their officials too harbor ill feeling towards the muslims, then it will turn ugly.

the sept 11 was not about religion but about frustration over the israeli atrocities in palestin.

some americans too understand the whole issue but there is nothing they have done to restore public confidence on islam

gadis melayu said...

betul bang. tak perasan pulak. rakyat malaysia mungkin sambut raya pada 10 sept tetapi di amerika sehari kemudian.

kita doakan saudara kita di sana agar tabah menjalani ibadat puasa dan selamat menyambut lebaran di dalam suasanan aman sejahtera

Anonymous said...

we share their fear, bro.

hope nothing bad will befall them on sept 11 or 1 syawal

mr axe said...

i believe they will also enjoy hari raya, just like muslims around the world.

the americans should understand that it will just a coincidence that sept 11 also marks the eid

unicorn said...

umat islam di malaysia amat terpelihara daripada cabaran getir seperti di amerika.

begitupun malangnya, umat islam di malaysia tidak bersatu, malah sering bertelagah mengenai isu kecil yang sepatutnya boleh diselesaikan dengan mudah.

apakah iktibar yang dapat kita pelajari daripada pengalaman dan kesedihan umat islam di amerika, afghanistan, sepanyol, denmark dan negara lain yang dipingirkan, dihina, dikeji dan dinafikan pelbagai hak...

renungkanlah wahai ahli umno dan pas yang semuanya islam!

Anonymous said...

semoga Allah melindungi mereka... amin

observer said...

pentagon should tell the americans that the muslim war against israel occupation of the palestine has nothing to do with religion but against the international principles.

it is so unfortunate that those being oppressed by the israel regime are mainly muslims. had it happened the otherwise (palestine occupying the israelies), the world would go against the palestines and not their religion.

the americans are so naive to differentiate the fact surrounding the palestinian course.

the took it as a religious war - muslims against non-muslims - when it fact its againts a regime, and NOT against a religion!

they call themselves a fully-developed nation but their mentality is of a third class!

Anonymous said...

for a so-called civilized nation, it is sad to note how most americans are so lowly-educated about religions...

grounded said...

obama has supported the groud zero mosque, a boost to the american muslims. however, the non-muslims are against it. this could lead to unpleasant effect on the muslims

zenith said...

jika rakyat amerika dibiarkan menyimpan dendam terhadap peristiwa 11 sept 2001, mereka akan selamanya membenci islam dan menganggap islam sebagai agama pengganas.

sesuatu perlu dibuat oleh pentadbiran amerika jika mereka benar2 ingin mengubah pendirian rakyatnya dan jika ingin terus bersahabat dengan negara islam.

wazir alam said...

the world should blame bush, blair and tel aviv. not islam or the muslims!

they are the satan love child!

kontots said...

diplomat amerika di malaysia dan di negara islam patut menjelaskan kepada rakyat amerika betapa amannya negara islam seperti malaysia, yang rakyatnya begitu majmuk. tanggapan buruk mereka terhadap islam perlu dikikis. jika tidak, mereka akan memusuhi islam sampai bila2

Anonymous said...

nama je negara maju tapi orang amerika ni sebenarnya bangang2.

adik, UM said...

kita harus mendoakan kesejahteraan mereka, bang

noble mind said...

they call it ground zero because it reflects their zero mentality dan perception on islam.

they label islam as a terrorist religion but their have forgotten the terror cause by their own christian people in ireland and elsewhere...

stupid americans and britons!

apache said...

only if the american can accept islam in a good faith, and not linking it to sept 11, the american muslims can walk and work alongside with them in a more constructive manner.

it is a sad thing that most americans still perceive islam as a religion of terror...

tiga bini said...

jai,

ni semuanya berpunca daripada dia setan besar - bush dan blair!

merekalah yang merosakkan imej islam, bukannya pengganas yang serang amerika pada sept 11, 2001.