Originally Posted by .:Umniyah:.
Well, firstly let me apologise for any offence I've caused by posting my remarks in a public sphere, for to some extent you are correct - they should only be sent via PM, since they pertain to actions specific to one particular moderator (in this case, your good self); but I don't believe that they are entirely
private matters, because the thread as a whole has been affected, in my humble opinion, not just the existence of a few posts.
In the politest and most respectful manner possible, being mindful that I am only an inexperienced poster, and that you are a trustworthy and intelligent moderator, I must nevertheless humbly disagree with your viewpoint on the validity and relevance of the posts that were deleted. The perspective presented by Caliph'sArmy may not have been pleasant for me, but his opinions were certainly relevant - he stated that a violent response to the book was appropriate, and I queried that, and sought the basis for him claiming that to be the case. This is 100% relevant, being exactly the thing I wanted to clarify.
But if discussion of this matter is considered taboo, what will I be able to do except make the following conclusion? Namely, Caliph'sArmy claims to be a Muslim (and I have no reason to doubt his or any other person's profession of religion), and he advocates a violent response to a non-violent action (inasmuch as the publication of a book can hardly be considered a violent action, as another Muslim, sweet_sour, duly noted) - therefore, at least one Muslim (even if he's the only one in the entire world), supports violence as a result of his religion, Islam. Surely you would prefer the matter to be discussed, so that this conclusion (which I can only hope
is incorrect) can be shown to be inappropriate or invalid?
And so, please allow to conclude by apologising once again for the trouble I appear to be causing, but also by reiterating my desire for these matters not be swept under the carpet: for such a response may be the very thing that Islam suffers for the most, if I may make a bold generalisation, because people are left to make their own conclusions (as I am here), which may be incorrect, or even prejudiced or biased.
Thank you for your time and attention to this matter. I really do appreciate your input. :)