I have been meaning to write a follow up to my post “The Dark Side of Dubai: Part 1” for a long time now. I just haven’t been able to manage enough time and gather enough words to be able to write a post though. Tonight as I am unable to sleep, I am unusually aware of how not enough is being done in the world to right the wrongs committed by Mohammed. Don’t get me wrong, I am not downplaying what the counter-jihad writers have done in the blogosphere however still I believe not enough is being done.
As I was reading through Pedestrian Infidel and IBLOGA just before I started writing this post, I was even more aware that our voices are not being heard as much as they should be. There is great progress that we have made over the years, we have a dedicated audience that reads our articles and follows every bit of what’s said and there are people from among that audience who have decided to join our effort but what makes me sad is that when I browse through a newspaper or listen to news, I hear the same crap (like “Islam is a religion of peace and has been hijacked by extremists”) that I used to hear 5 years ago.
I know I am asking for too much when I hope that mainstream media is going to maybe once get it straight but I have always, for some reason, held on to this hope that one day we won’t just be shouting from one dark corner of this world but our voices will be heard all over the world—the hope that one day our words will give encouragement to Charles Martels of today and tomorrow. I just hope we see that day soon—I want to get to the light at the end of the tunnel.
I can’t get over the fact and the feeling that I could have done so much more in the years gone by. I know I am not even doing enough now. I have wasted so many opportunities, I have wanted to run away from all this so much that I lost touch with the reality that there are people that are in conditions worse than mine. I lost touch with the fact that there was a time I was fighting for people that didn’t have a voice, people that gave up their lives and their silent whispers moved me from within, they gave me courage to keep on fighting and writing. I have been worried about my freedom so much that I forgot that I might be one of those few voices that could actually bring about freedom for so many more.
The people that we fight against through our blogs and our articles have not lost their passion for what they want to achieve in over 1400 years, I just pray and hope that we can retain our passion…not just retain but increase it manifolds until our job is done. I have no doubt that the task we have at hand is a hard one but I also believe with all my heart that it is not an impossible task.
I will try to write Part 2 to the Dubai post as soon as possible, for now I just want to end with some of the most profound words I have ever read:
“All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing” Edmund Burke.
God bless all of you who do at least something against evil!