WHAT appears to be emerging among some of the youths who claim to be acting in the defence of the prophet may not even be connected to the faith of Islam.
Worldwide it appears that any conviction of a cause against authority simply uses the names of an Islamic faith as a form of convenience to gain further sympathy and justification.
Remember when communism was the fashion?
How many acts and activities were performed in the name of communism?
Bank robberies, ransom kidnaps, financial scams, assassinations, bombings, mass murders, intertribal squabbles and racial hatreds were enacted and then claimed to be in the interests of the party.
Do we recognise any similarities here?
Beginning to compound problems for the faithful to Islam is the following pattern of gangs and other forms of activities hinting at connections to Islam.
Outside elements have an opening here for mischief, with the use of modern technology by simply claim a person or organisation, even governments, had made disparaging remarks about the prophet, either by concoction, inference or misrepresentation of a statement, to incite anti-social or rioting activities.
This, of course, is the very last thing a devout Muslim would ever want.
The internet, of course, being the medium.
The tragedy is anything can be placed on the internet, and it could be assumed that less than 20 per cent of the population would see or even know of the truth or existence of such events.
The so-called riots over allegations of insults to Islam speaks for itself.
The riots we have seen were nothing but second-class rabble looking for an excuse to cause public nuisance.
Arguments over the prophet and the religion of Islam belong to the follower of the different factions of the religion and respectfully belong to the followers.
The prophet would have taught honour, respect, self-respect and tolerance.
These are God-given morals and ethics.