-------- "This is the time for action not only words, use your God given gifts to develop this country, dont be afraid to speak up, and feel PROUD THAT U R EGYPTIAN." -------- Mohaly, Feb 2011

Friday, December 7, 2007

335) Respect Others' Believes!

I totally believe that in order to live in peace, we should respect others believes even if it contradicts with ours. We are not in a place to judge others, this can only be done by God the Almighty.

There is a restaurant in Cairo that doesn't allow Mohajabat, and another one in Heliopolis (females only!!) that doesn't allow Christians. What the hell is going on?!

I am quoting one of my intellectual friends: "I have been trying to keep an eye on this phenomenon for the past 8-10 years to try and understand what is really going on, is it Muslims being angry at Christians for some reasons (that I do not get) and hence dealing with them as سافرات، كافرات، ليس لهم دين.... or is it Christians believing they are so much "motahadeen" and that they feel the only solution for this is to delete the other from their communities, work environments, etc.."

The Bush administration is playing the dirty game of crusades, and such actions indirectly helps them in their dirty mission of "collision of civilizations" instead of "integration of civilizations".



Anonymous said...

when a sheikh or a priest says something that is full of discrimination it is scandalized and that we take stands ,strong ones. For me it does help educate people as well as put boundaries.

Raghda M.A said...

i don't know much about politics, but i think ignorance has a big role to play in this problem. we don't know much about others, and they don't know much about us. if everything is clear, then playing the political game won't be that much successful.

Fadfadation said...

When i got to know about that "NO-Mohajabat" place i was furious.

Now there is a only muslims one?

As they say for every action there is a re-action.

But this is getting out of hand. I think such rules should be banned from taking place.

Gypo said...

The first thing that crossed my mind was that you were kidding, but I do trust what you write so I'll have to believe it's true.
Second thought was, have I really been away for too long?
If it's not forbidden for both religions to go into the others worship place, how come it is in a god damn restaurant?
What does it feel like to go and eat in an all muslim/christian restaurant?
that's too stupid.
Anyway to answer that post I'll need pages to express my point of view. Everything that anyone will say is part of the truth, Ignorance, lack of respect, conservative scholars, offensive religious speech, etc....
But in brief, have you ever heard about the theory of broken windows?
it states briefly that"Consider a building with a few broken windows. If the windows are not repaired, the tendency is for vandals to break a few more windows. Eventually, they may even break into the building, and if it's unoccupied, perhaps become squatters or light fires inside."
Vandals in our case are too many, ignorance, poverty, corruption, stress, depression, and so on.
The thing is, these vandals have been throwing rocks on our windows for more than 50 years, at the beginning our building seemed beautiful and strong and these rocks didn't seem to harm it much, but during the last 25 years, our building just gave up (Egypt), and the custodian for 25 years never tried to fix these windows.
The problem my dear friends is that the squtters are in and they're there to stay unless someone living inside kicks them out.
I know that I'm the most unlikely person to say it, since I left the building a while ago, but it's still my old house that I really love and care for.

cinderella said...

It is truly a conflict of civilizations, rather than integration among civilizations
As I said to live in peace
We must respect the beliefs of others