#CountertheNarrative Part 2

Where should one even start? Something new is happening everyday. A new event to process, understand… condemn? There’s an app… apparently. Oh and someone made this:


Even though much of what happens has nothing to do with Islam or the Muslim ummah (community), much is (mis)placed into the narrative merely because that’s what the media thinks people want to hear right now – that’s what’s in.

The reason I ended the previous post with a paraphrase of the translation of a passage in the Quran, was because murder is what this post is about.

Let’s start with the Chapel Hill shooting. You’ve all probably heard by now that it was labeled a parking dispute. The guy was an anti-theist, had an arsenal of guns in his home… and well conveniently he had a lot of parking disputes. This time though he decided execution was the way to solve it. He went into their home and killed them with bullets in the head. You know what his lawyer said? That they were in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Let’s look at this word… “anti-theist”. What does it mean? Wikipedia explains it as an “active opposition to theism” (religion). Don’t mix it up with atheism, which is simply not believing in God. An anti-theist denounces all religions. As far as I understand it, it’s Islamophobia, anti-semitism, anti-Christianity all in one. Do correct me if I’m wrong, I don’t want to come off as judgmental. This guy would openly display his anti-theistness on Facebook. But of course it was all about a little parking dispute!

Craig Stephen Hicks was a lone wolf. So was Omar el-Hussein, the Copenhagen shooter. He was a petty criminal. Yet was he did, was terrorism, while Hicks was trying to solve a parking dispute. There’s a video and a blog article that discusses these two cases better than I’ll ever be able to do, so I’ll just share them here with you:

Here’s the article, written by Rania Khalek.


3 thoughts on “#CountertheNarrative Part 2

  1. I never got to read your earlier post on this. Not sure if I ever asked you for the password. Would love to read it if I count as part of your intended audience. No worries if not 🙂


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