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Media Response

The Media Desk contributes local, national and international news articles for the website and also focuses on news content of the Muslim world. etters commenting on broad issues are also regularly sent to the editors of newspapers Below are a few letters which were sent by the Media Desk and published in newspapers. Bias and negative reporting against Islam has become a very real phenomenon in the media, especially in the international press.

The Darul Ihsan Media Desk primarily monitors the media for Islamaphobic (anti-Islamic) comments and anti-Islamic sentiments made in the mainstream media and interacts positively with media portals conveying the Islamic perspective.

Friday, 31 August 2007 11:06

Health Minister Manto

I refer to the many articles on Minister Manto.

As a South African, I am very disturbed by the daily barrage of allegations against the minister. The allegations on theft, excessive drinking and fired from her position when serving as a doctor in Botswana is definitely not a good image for South Africa.

Perhaps all the checking and the background should have been done before the appointment of such a high profile appointment. I only hope that this fiasco ends quickly and in a good note. Ironically, whenever there is some enquiry/inquiry then peoples’ past is under scrutiny and the situation turns ugly with all kinds of remarks and allegations. In fact, there were instances where statements were made without proper verification and as a result it caused unnecessary problems.

Ahmad Saeed

Overport



Monday, 10 September 2007 11:37

Cultures

 

Media Response - Cultures

After having read about the piece on "Muslim Cultures" referring to a  three-day event, as a Muslim I feel the need to respond as a matter of clarity.

Islam is a way of life authentically traced through the Divine Scriptures of God Almighty -the Noble Quran- and the traditions of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). In other words, the culture of a Muslim is primarily based on these two sources. Islam as a religion should not be misconstrued with family traditions/tribal cultures, etc. that a Muslim may have. Often, people tend to label a following as part of the Islamic teachings which is incorrect. An example of this is the performance of a "dance" as part of the Muslim cultures' event and one would wrongly attribute this to something Islamic, whereas Islam totally prohibits any form of dance.

Ahmed Mohamed

Durban


Tuesday, 11 September 2007 11:34

Dog Fight

It is indeed very sad to note that "dog fighting" is alive in some parts of South Africa as your report states. One cannot imagine the cruelty and suffering that these living beings are going through. Obviously, they cannot express the mselves and are therefore defenceless.

The callous and ruthless behavior of people engaged in these terrible crimes probably see it only as a money-making tool , while others experience some sort of thrill from this. It does not make the least of sense inflicting pain and suffering to these creatures.

Don't these people realize that dogs also have life and feel pain? People who display such ruthless behavior should be brought to book and a total ban be placed on dog fighting in South Africa.

Join hands with the anti cruelty groups in support against cruelty to animals.

Junaid
Thursday, 13 September 2007 11:42

Helen Zille

The Editor

The Mercury

 

Your front page headline “Helen Zille arrested” highlights the imbalance of priorities in our country. 

Her fight against drugs is valid and urgent.Yet she and others were arrested for a peaceful anti-drug march.The police should support those who are against substance abuse, crime, etc.

The government should review their approach on those who mean well for our society.Criminals in the drug industry are thriving with arrogance.

Perhaps South Africa should introduce laws against these criminals as in Thailand and Saudi Arabia.

M Mota

Newlands

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