Friday, March 03, 2006

Letters, We Get Letters

Below is the opening paragraph to an email sent to everyone who writes for The Jawa Report. The letter writer found some of the material we have produced there offensive to Muslims:
Dr. Rusty Shackleford, Howie and other members or creators of the My Pet Jawa website

I know that you have freedom of expression over the internet but on viewing your page regarding the Quran, I was extremely dismayed at the offensive material. All of you are intelligent people, but yet you can place something so terrible on the internet. You must know that there are 1.2 billion Muslim's on earth. We have terrorism that occurs because of some(a small percentage of extreme so-called Muslim's) whose actions clearly contradict the Quran.
The letter is signed "Hajji Mohsin". "Hajji" is an honorific signifying that the person has made a trip to Mecca, fulfilling one of the tenets of Islam. You can read the full text of the letter here.

This is the response I emailed to Hajji Mohsin:
Hajji Mohsin

For thousands of years, the God of Abraham has endured, despite attacks - physical, theoretical, and virtual, against the beliefs of His children. Certainly in His aspect as Allah, He can discern the deepest motives of any who criticize the actions of certain subsets of believers.

At this historic time, it is necessary to prick the sensibilities of the many to expose the evil lurking within the few. If these villains were hiding amongst the Christians or the Jews, then we would exercise our God-given right to freedom of expression to torment them there, as well, and drive them into the light to be consumed.

Hajji Mohsin, I see you have been to Mecca; is your own faith so weak that it cannot withstand words and pictures on a computer screen?

The Dread Pundit Bluto
Hajji Mohsin has not responded to me yet.