Local Muslim Discuss Uprising in Middle East
And angry protest continue to rage in the middle east. Demonstrators rally over the movie trailer made in the U.S. deemed insulting to Islam. Pro 8 news Orlando Garza speaks with a member of the community Islam to get a better understanding of that uproar.
Thank you I spoke to a member of the Islam community to get a better understanding of whats brewing in the middle east.
A U.S. produced anti-Islam film depicting Islams prophet Mohammed as womanizing, child molester is causing massive protest in the middle east. Here at home some it may be difficult to understand why such a film could be insulting. But others have a clearer idea why the violence is occurring.
"People don’t have open press so there’s a lot of information those people don't receive." (Arnold Villalon, Laredo citizen)
A derogatory comment about Islam’s prophet Mohammad can have it's consequences.
"It's a very sensitive subject that somebody tried to attack the prophet Mohammad character." (Muhammad Khan, Islamic community member)
Mohammad Khan an Islamic community member says criticizing and insulting are two different things. But the horror in the middle east does not justify it's actions.
"Violence is not an answer to honor the prophet violence is against Islamic laws" (Khan)
Now Khan, who has lived in Laredo 25 years, says he hopes what's going on there in the middle east does not reflect all Muslims, like those here at home.
"The Islamic community here is very peaceful and we are thankful to Laredo this community for letting us follow our religion letting us pray freely." (Khan)
Orlando Garza, pro 8 news coverage you can count on.