Muslims have gone out of control with rage and anger and took matters into their own hands forgetting the noble character of the Prophet they claim to defend.
While they have every right to protest against the anti-Islam film, they have crossed boundaries and limits in killing the U.S. ambassador in Libya along with his staffers.
In response to the defamatory film Innocence of Muslims insulting Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him); Al-Azhar Senior Scholars Council (ASSC) condemned these attacks, urging in the meantime the Muslim masses to keep away from exceeding the limits of Islam punishing the innocent for the sins of the guilty.
As reported by the Al-Azhar Council came up with proper methods in dealing with the issue. It had reminded Muslims of self-constraint, to control the limits and to adhere to the Islamic codes of conducts.
Repel [evil] by that [deed] which is better; and thereupon the one whom between you and him is enmity [will become] as though he was a devoted friend. (Qur'an 41: 34).
Prophet Mohammad was attacked and insulted during his lifetime and the waves of attacks continue to this day.
He was a man who controlled his anger and had emphasized that the strongest man is not the one who can wrestle others to the ground but the one who can control himself during the time of anger.
The strong is not the one who overcomes people by use of his physical strength; rather he is the one who controls himself while in anger. (Al-Bukhari)
Those emotionally-charged hooligans who went ballistic in their protests probably know little about the prophet they claim to defend. They most likely know more about movie stars like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie than they know their own prophet. Had they known a little about his character, they would not have gone wild as they did in their protest.
It is sad to witness the pathetic condition of Muslims. While they have been blessed with a massive amount of wealth especially in countries like Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE, Kuwait and others, they have done little in defend of Islam and the Prophet of Islam. They have not done enough even to help their fellow Muslims who are suffering around the world.
The religion of Islam is polluted by the behaviour of Muslims and that is why masses around the globe are confused about this beautiful religion and its noble prophet who is called in the Qur'an a mercy to mankind. And that is why hate mongers are winning the battle to spread their venom and hate.
Muslims need to introduce the true character of their prophet, a noble man who has been praised even by honest non-Muslim intellectuals.
The famous historian, Michael H. Hart, in his The 100: A Ranking of the Most Influential Persons in History mentioned him first as the most remarkable personality of our time, ahead of Jesus and other great men in history.
In explaining his reasoning, as indicated on gainpeace.com, he said, "My choice of Muhammad to lead the list of the world's most influential persons may surprise some readers and may be questioned by others, but he was the only man in history who was supremely successful on both the religious and secular level."
Thomas Caryle, in Heros and Heros Worship, stated:
How one man single-handedly, could weld warring tribes and Bedouins into a most powerful and civilized nation in less than two decades?
The lies (Western slander) which well-meaning zeal has heaped round this man (Muhammed) are disgraceful to ourselves only...How one man single-handedly, could weld warring tribes and wandering Bedouins into a most powerful and civilized nation in less than two decades....A silent great soul, one of that who cannot but be earnest. He was to kindle the world; the world's Maker had ordered so.
George Bernard Shaw, on the other hand in his The Genuine Islam wrote:
I believe if a man like him were to assume the dictatorship of the modern world he would succeed in solving its problems in a way that would bring much needed peace and happiness.
I have studied him -- the man and in my opinion is far from being an anti-Christ. He must be called the Savior of Humanity. I have prophesied about the faith of Mohammad that it would be acceptable the Europe of tomorrow as it is beginning to be acceptable to the Europe of today.
It is very sad to see the United States promoting hate in allowing the production of this kind of hateful, demeaning and insulting piece of trash about a prophet whom is revered by more nearly two billion followers around the world?
Hardcore hypocrites who would try to defend these hate mongers under the disguise of freedom of expression would be shooting themselves in the foot because they know well that there are limits to freedom of expression.
We, as human family, need to restore our sanity; stop demeaning each other and work collectively to rebuild the bridge of brotherhood and understanding that has been severely damaged and nearly destroyed. We have enough problems on our global village to deal with.
Muslims, on the other hand, have a greater responsibility to live up to their own teachings, remove the dust that have accumulated on the image of their faith and demonstrate the life of their prophet through their conduct and interaction with others.