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Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Question of the Week: If You Were A PR Person for Islam How would You Improve the Image of Islam?

Last night, I spent time reading about the perceptions people in the Mid East have about the West. Most of the articles can be found on: Discover What the World Thinks About U.S. With Translated Foreign News Available NOWHERE Else In English.

As you might expect, most of the articles consist of virulent attacks on the America and the West. While some are intelligently written, others are intent on just insulting us, accusing us of false objectives, showing their hate for America, and some even glorify the leaders of terrorism.

To be fair there was one article from Kuwait that tells:

"Muslims themselves are responsible for disfiguring Islam's image in the Western mind. They have failed to present a positive image of Islam, and therefore are responsible for all the trouble that has descended on Muslims today."

The question of the week today is: if you were a PR Person for Islam how would you go about improving the image of Islam in the West?


At 1:05 PM, Anonymous AS said...

Another awesome question...

Whoever does it... I hope it isn't the same people that are doing PR for Christianity...

I will have to say... religion, as we know it, is becoming more and more disappointing every day...

I am a follower of Christ, but sometimes I have to excuse myself from being labeled a Christian.

A inspired man called James once said:

Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, [and] to keep himself unspotted from the world.

At 4:28 PM, Blogger Melissa O. Markham said...

I think if Muslims want a better image, their actions are going to have to show it. If they don't agree with those Muslims who are beheading people and blowing people up, then they need to publicly renounce them and do their best to bring them to justice. Much like they did in Jordan a few months ago.

As long as they sit quietly by, the only voice we will hear is the voice of madmen.

At 4:29 PM, Blogger B O B said...

Thanks AS, I think that this is a difficult question to be answered. And, I doubt that many will take up the banner to try. It is a serious question though, and I am curious if anyone will tackle this issue.

At 11:21 AM, Blogger Rebecca said...

As far as religion goes, it's manmade. A faith is a different matter, but the religion is designed by humans. Islam cannot be portrayed well in any light. Just it's treatment of women will mar it's image. It doesn't matter if it's women issues in the deepest regions where Sharia rules or here in America with little anglo college girls converting. Women are without value, enslaved here and in the next life. That can't be fixed because Islam makes no allowance for the betterment of females. You don't have to be a feminist to take offense to this!


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