I get a lot of interesting emails to say the least. I don’t usually answer them or post them but I thought some of you at least could use a good laugh. Here’s one from ‘an enemy of the ex-Muslim Council':
In the name of God the most gracious the most merciful, and peace and blessings be upon His most beloved messenger Mohammed.
I came across your page whilst browsing, and thought I would email with the intention of warning you of the day of judgement and advising you to change your name and your mission.
Why must you be a council of ex-muslims and not simply be an atheist council? Why still hang onto the word muslim? This is a very evil and bitter council ‘name’ to adopt. Why must you be so hateful towards Islam, when even ex christians and ex jews and ex catholics etc are respectful enough to avoid such insult? If you no longer wish to be muslim, then leave the faith and leave its name behind.
Obviously my email will not change your perception, but as a recent convert I’m disgusted that anyone would want to tarnish a religion simply because they no longer belong to it. You call for prohibition of segregation of the sexes, well that’s a religious affair and quite frankly is none of your business. You call for religion to stop dictating, by asking secularism and atheism to dictate instead? Double standards.
Your mission calls simply to reverse roles and does NOT promote peace. You were obviously bruised by a restrictive ‘cultural’ set of rules. But to then try to dictate to those with a religion about how they should raise their children is disgusting!
How dare you try to intervene on family matters? I have sikh, mormon and christian friends who bring their children up in religious settings and as much as I am muslim, I think everyone has the right to raise their children however they see fit. They are wonderful parents and have loving children who are protected from such evil that you wish to promote.
Admittedly cultural norms have taken over the lives of some, and yes this needs to be addressed. However, you cannot demonize religion on the whole. Your organisation sets out to eradicate religion, not just Islam, which is dangerous for everyone who holds a belief in a higher power.
I sincerely hope you fail in your endeavors and will call not only on my muslim friends, but also on my mormon and sikh and hindu and rasatfarian friends and family to pray against you. I ask that you repent to whoever you believe in, and if you do not believe in anything I sincerely advise that you change your direction to tackling the cultural problems plaguing our society, promote human rights for all not just for atheists, otherwise you will be answerable to God for your evils in a life that is not temporal.
We have other issues, such as shortage of resources, climate change, never-ending wars by your much loved secularists, nuclear weapons and the list goes on. Why not call for human rights for all?
I hope of course that those oppressed find a way out of their situation, but I pray your mission fails, and I hope that your goals go unrealized. I pray your efforts are in vain and that your organization becomes a laughing stock, humiliated and abased. I pray that your message continues to fall either on deaf ears, or at least on the ears of those who are similar in thinking, and does not corrupt the minds of others who want to be free from secularism.
I pray there is freedom for all, freedom to practice religion and believe in what most comforts them. It painfully obvious to me that muslims can be the best and the worst of people, with those who have left Islam being the worst of all, even worse than those who never believed in the first place. You are an enemy to Islam, an enemy to religions across the globe, and an enemy to me.
I do not threaten you, nor do I hate you. There is no room in my heart to feel anything for anyone, my heart is preoccupied with loving Allah and His messenger.
May God have mercy on your souls.
An enemy of the ex-muslim council.
Good thing prayers don’t work…