Saturday, April 20, 2024

Let love and common sense prevail


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IN THIS AGE of biometrics, it would be helpful to authorities for all parameters to be made available to security officials. Current technology utilises images from all angles. A clear shot of the head inclusive of the ears and neck can only enhance this process.

I agree with banks that sunglasses should be removed so clear images can be recorded of customers. People who practise faith should assist and not frustrate security processes.

It is common knowledge that those who follow the Islamic faith, even if misguided, are some of the main ones currently committing mass murder. Muslims, then, should be some of the head ones officials should want clear photos of. Since Muslims are killing Muslims, you would think that level-headed Muslims would agitate for enhanced security.

Asking a Muslim woman in an office to remove a scarf for a security photo or for security purposes at a check point is reasonable. Where in the Koran does it state that removing a hijab for security purposes is a sin against Allah. Even so, The Koran teaches that the Muslim eternal destiny hinges on good works outweighing bad works. Is removing the hijab for security purposes a “bad” work?

Furthermore, is the balance between good works and bad works in the Muslim life so delicate that the removal of the hijab will condemn the Muslim female to hell forever?

Muslims have a responsibility to the societies in which they live. They must love their neighbours as themselves. Facilitating security is an act of love for others. Since Jesus is mentioned in the Koran twenty-five times and Mohammed four, Christ words should be given serious consideration.

Jesus advocated love and stated in John 15: Verse 12: My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. 14 You are my friends if you do what I command.

One cannot love God without loving others. God rejects love for Him to the exclusion of others. Muslims must love Non-Muslims if they want to hear from Allah: “Well done.”

Enhancing Western security is an act of love.


– Rev. Tyrone Browne


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