And insult not those whom they (disbelievers) worship besides Allâh, lest they insult Allâh wrongfully without knowledge. Thus We have made fairseeming to each people its own doings; then to their Lord is their return and He shall then inform them of all that they used to do.
Translation of the Holy Quran ( 6 : 108)
I read with disgust the act of so-called Muslims protesting against the relocation of a proposed temple near their neighbourhood.Dont get me wrong,but I believe that they have their rights to protest of something that they do not agree of and in this case the relocation of the temple. But what disgusted me the most is their acts. They took a slaughtered cow's head and paraded it in front of the State Secretariat (SS) building and stepped on the cow's head. For them, that is a symbolic act of denouncing the Hindu's religion as cow is a sacred animal in the Hindu religion. For me, insulting other people's religion is something that is totally inappropriate and just makes people to misunderstand Islam as a religion that condones violence and disrespectful. They could have just make a march towards the SS building and hand over a memorandum just like how a civilized men would do. I dont think they will get the support of other people once they started to resort to something like this. For me, if you want some respect, you have to earn it.
I have many friends who are non-Muslim and I am rather comfortable with it. Yes, we make fun of each other and calling names like 'sepet' and 'itam' but never to a point of degrading other people. It was merely making fun of each other and having few rounds of good laugh. I respect whatever they believe in and in return, they respect the things that I believe in. People, no matter whatever they believe in, believe it or not, are the same like me and you. They feel hurt, happy, sad and joy. So I always make it a point to always treat people of other religions just like the way I want them to treat me.
My friend and I had some discussions on how some Muslims do things that put Islam in a bad spotlight. Things that should have never be done in the first place and are done by people who acted without thinking the consequences. Islam has always taught its followers to do good things and not the opposite. So for me, there is no such thing as bad religions, only bad followers.