Following is a message sent to GrandeStrategy's inbox by a Christian Extremist:
by theri [sic] fruits you shall know them. from the holy bible. islam is the devils religion. we will be there soon to end the iranian devils destruction. iranian wives use your knives on your husbands when they sleep
The message seems somewhat self-contradictory - "by their fruits you shall know them" but then wants Iranian women to kill their husbands in their sleep. Unfortunately, this kind of speech is increasingly the norm in the West, particularly the US. Following is another message we received from a dear brother in Islam:
I am a american born muslim revert from spanish and caucasian decent. I have been reading quran and hadith since i was a teenager, i had a somalian friend from school and from the neighborhood who introduced my to Islam in 1994. i am 37 yrs old and me and my son finally took our shahada on august 21st 2009, after jummah and during the begining of our first ramadan.. it has been three years and since i become muslim i have been blacksheep from my immediate family like my sibilings and who are catholics devotly..i wanted to stay with my son mother but she refused to revert after i asked numerous times, and so i have moved out of the house 1 yr ago and now i am moving to singapore...
...i am making hijra to singapore but i will only be allowed 90 stay and me and my wife to be cant even be sure if i will be granted PR even if we marry.. she and her family have cousin in KL malaysia and they own a house there...
...I just want a chance to work and live a peaceful life and be able to practice my religion without harm .. i am a professional chef and have been out of work lately because of my refusel to prepare pork or cook with wines..not to mention i was attacked at a busstop in 2011 while i was wearing my kufi and thobe, there were many witnesses and nobody intervened i was attack by whites and black for being a muslim, i was spat on and they kept yelling at me go back to my own country haji, haji.. the thing is i'm an american.. i was hit with a bottle or some blunt object and kicked in the mouth with while i was unconcious where i lost 2 front teeth, , water on the brain, bloodclots in both eyes, 4 broken ribs, a broken nose and broken cheekbone.. i was in hospital for one week, and the officers reported that they had no leads nor where they order as a top priority to follow up, due to more serious crimes... all this happend in front of about 10 people at the bustop and no leads really! since then i have fully recovered except for my fron teeth, and migrane headaches every now and then, but i have made every effort to leave and not to look back...
That is how they think and what they really are about, unfortunately.
O ye who believe! Take not for intimates others than your own folk, who would spare no pains to ruin you; they love to hamper you. Hatred is revealed by (the utterance of) their mouths, but that which their breasts hide is greater. We have made plain for you the revelations if ye will understand. Lo! ye are those who love them though they love you not, and ye believe in all the Scripture. When they fall in with you they say: We believe; but when they go apart they bite their finger-tips at you, for rage. Say: Perish in your rage! Lo! Allah is Aware of what is hidden in (your) breasts. (3:118-119)
Our Creator will judge between us who is in hot water on the Day of Judgment. Until then, let us take a moment to pray for our injured muhajir brother, for his safe hijrah, for the people of Iran who the US and Israel are at the cusp of attacking, and for the Christian brother that perchance Allah may guide him to the straight path, if it should so please Him.