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Canadian Pacific
Canadian Pacific
We mourn with the Belgians indeed.
2 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Sadly we do. Too many of these sad occasions. :(
2 years ago.
J.Garcia
J.Garcia
YES!!!!, William
2 years ago. Edited 2 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Thank you J. Garcia!
2 years ago.
Stormlizard
Stormlizard
Yes William, we all feel such things.
2 years ago.
Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
Very well said.
2 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Thank you Stormlizard and Larry!
2 years ago.
Pam J
Pam J
The terrorists and scum of this world will NEVER win.... NEVER
2 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Amen to that!
2 years ago. Edited 2 years ago.
Helena Ferreira
Helena Ferreira
:((((((

Amém!
2 years ago.
Esther
Esther
So very sad.
2 years ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Excellent tribute, William.
2 years ago.
Caujolle André
Caujolle André
J'aime
2 years ago.
Doris Weißschnur
Doris Weißschnur
Es ist so traurig!
2 years ago.
Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet
Wonderful tribute, William !!! We are all Belgian !!! Let's pray for peace and better days!
2 years ago.
Muse muse
Muse muse
que de tristesse et de colère! merci
2 years ago.
Evangrek63
Evangrek63
Amen
2 years ago.
Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen
Beautiful tribute.
Voel mee met alle families, vrienden en Belgen.
2 years ago.
PogMoMadra
PogMoMadra
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Great tribute
2 years ago.
Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland
Fantastic tribute.
2 years ago.
Jadviga Grase
Jadviga Grase
Wonderful tribute!
2 years ago.
natur' ELLE
natur' ELLE
superbe symbole ! **************
bel hommage
2 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Thank you everybody!
2 years ago.
sasithorn_s
sasithorn_s
Great tribute!
2 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Thank you Sasithorn!
2 years ago.
Heidiho
Heidiho
Thank you, William !
2 years ago.
©UdoSm
©UdoSm
Terrible deeds...
2 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Thank you Sasithorn, Heidiho and UdoSm!
2 years ago.
tiabunna
tiabunna
A fine tribute, William.
2 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Sadly we are. Not much hope for the future until true Muslims gain the courage to take back their religion, revert to its peaceful roots and follow the loving, merciful example of Mohammed and most importantly label the infidels for what they are. Perhaps Muslim leaders should establish a mechanism akin to excommunication to remove all the evil doers (e.g. ISIS, al-Qaeda, al-Shabab, etc.) who claim to act in the name of Allah but in reality are followers of Satan.

Thank you Ruth and Tiabunna!
2 years ago. Edited 2 years ago.
ROL/Photo
ROL/Photo
Bel hommage, je compatis
2 years ago.
Annemarie
Annemarie
yes, lets pray!
2 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Thank you ROL and Annemarie!
2 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Thank you Irene!
2 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Qu’ranic Verses for Thought:

…And We have not sent you but as a mercy to the worlds. Qu’ran: The Prophets 21:107

…Those who believe and do good, We will certainly give them abode in the high places in gardens beneath which rivers flow (heaven). Qu’ran: The Spider 29:58

And (as for) those who believe and do good, We will most certainly do away with their evil deeds and We will most certainly reward them the best of what they did. Qu’ran: The Spider 29:7

…[M]ake not your own hands contribute to (your) destruction; do good to others; surely Allah loves the doers of good. Qu’ran: The Cow 2:195

Whoever does the smallest good deed shall experience the result of it, and whoever does the slightest evil deed shall experience the result of it. Qu’ran: The Quaking 99:7-8

…Be not weary… crying for peace… Allah is with you, and will never put you in loss for your (good) deeds. Qu’ran: Muhammad 47:35

A warning for the followers of ISIS, al-Qaeda, al-Shabab and groups that sow hate and genocide in the false name of Islam and the prophet Mohammed: …Surely, the hypocrites will be in the lowest depths of the Fire. Qu’ran: The Women 4:145 and …They shall have a bed of hell-fire Qu’ran: The Elevated Places 7:41 – Not 72 virgins!

In addition, the Qu'ran promotes religious pluralism:

There is no compulsion in religion. Qu’ran: The Cow 2:256

And they say: Be Jew or Christian, you will be guided aright. Qu’ran: The Cow 2:135

Surely those who believe, and those who are Jews, and the Christians… and [do] good, they shall have their reward from their Lord, and there is no fear for them, nor shall they grieve. Qu’ran: The Cow 2:62

Say: O unbelievers! I do not serve which you serve; nor do you serve Him Whom I serve… You shall have your religion and I shall have my religion. Qu’ran: The Unbelievers 109:1-3, 6

Sayings and Teachings of the Prophet Mohammed for Thought:

None of you believes (completely) until he loves for his brother what he loves for himself. – Sahih Bukhari and Sahih Muslim

Accordingly when the Prophet Mohammed was persecuted and asked by his companions to curse his persecutors, he replied, “I have not been sent to lay a curse upon [people] but to be a blessing to them.” He also added, “[Allah] has forbidden us to wrong anyone” and “A true believer is one… who returns love for hatred.” – Sahih Muslim

The merciful are shown mercy by the All-Merciful. Show mercy to those on earth, and God will show mercy to you. Al-Tirmizi (Islamic scholar, 824-892 CE) and Abu-Dawood (author of the six canonical hadith, c. 817-889 CE)

At another time, which is a refreshing example against the anti-Semitism practiced by hypocrites who claim to be Muslim, the Prophet Mohammed declared, “Was he not a human being?” when one of his companions “remarked” that a passing funeral procession was simply for a Jew.[1]

Also in a letter to Negus, the King of Abyssinia, the Prophet Mohammed wrote re: Jesus – I bear witness that Jesus, son of Mary, is indeed a spirit of God and His word, which He conveyed unto the chaste Mary. He created Jesus through His word just as He created Ādam with His hands.[2]

A clear warning to the members of ISIS who are committing genocide:

Whoever hurts a non-Muslim citizen of a Muslim state hurts me… He who hurts a non-Muslim citizen of a Muslim state, I am his adversary, and I shall be his adversary on the Day of Judgement. – Sahih Bukhari

Anyone who kills a non-Muslim… will not smell the fragrance of Paradise. – Sahih Bukhari.

Finally, to conclude to the reinforce the compassion of the Prophet Mohammed, I end with the following narrative: A man walking along a path felt very thirsty. Reaching a well, he descended into it, drank his fill, and came up. Then he saw a dog with its tongue hanging out, trying to lick up mud to quench its thirst. The man said, “This dog is feeling the same thirst that I felt.” So he went down into the well again, filled his shoe with water, and gave the dog a drink. So, God thanked him and forgave his sins. The Prophet (Mohammed) was asked, “Messenger of God, are we rewarded for kindness to animals?” He said, “There is a reward for kindness to every living animal or human.” Sahih al-Bukhari and Sahih Muslim

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[1] Sīrat Rasūl Allāh (سيرة رسول الله‎). The Sirah Base: Islamic hagiography. 2016. seerah.hpage.ms/prophet-muhammad-pbuh-a-mercy-to-the-world_6830327.html#.VvKtHsv2ZMt

[2] Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi. Prophet Muhammad (S) and Religious Pluralism. Al-Islam.org. 2016.
www.al-islam.org/islam-and-religious-pluralism-ayatullah-murtadha-mutahhari/introduction

Sources:

Sahih Bukhari – a collection of sayings and deeds of the Prophet Mohammed, also known as the Sunnah that was written by Abu Abdullah Muhammad bin Ismail bin Ibrahim bin al-Mughira al-Ja’fai (810-870 CE)

Sahih Muslim – a collection of sayings compiled by Imam Muslim ibn al-Hajjaj al-Naysaburi (c. 815-875 CE).

Both are considered to be two of the most authentic collections pertaining to the Prophet Mohammed and together they form the Sahihain or Two Sahihs.

Al-Mawardi – a collection of sayings by Abu al-Hasan Ali ibn Habib al-Mawardi (972-1058 CE), an Islamic jurist of the Shafi’i school.
2 years ago. Edited 2 years ago.
Marije Aguillo has replied to William Sutherland
Efectivamente, si se lee el Corán se puede rastrear que es una religión de paz y amor. Mahoma prohibía la violencia contra los no creyentes,y estos de Isis, y de todos los radicalismos musulmanes, hacen lo contrario. Interpretan el Corán como quieren, pero el Islam no es culpable de estos desmanes, sino personas perturbadas que no saben vivir en paz, ni dialogar con sus conciudadanos. Tengamos coraje para no culpabilizar a inocentes y reconduzcamos nuestro proceder para crear modos de mayor convivencia intercultural y religiosa. La clave está en no estigmatizar, en no crear ghettos, en aceptar y coparticipar. No se si tendremos inteligencia suficiente para hacher lo que se debe hacer.
2 years ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
! JE SUIS BELGE(March 2016), PARIS et CHARLIE (Jan & Nov 2015)
www.ipernity.com/group/1281436
2 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Thank you Ron!
2 years ago.
Danielle
Danielle
Je suis solidaire avec vous !
2 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Thank you Danielle!
2 years ago.
Zulma
Zulma
2 years ago.
Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly)
Solidarity, nice job William.
2 years ago.
Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿
Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿
Thank you, William.
2 years ago.
Zsuzsa
Zsuzsa
Beautiful tribute William
My deepest sympathy.
2 years ago.
Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda
Un bel hommage rendu,c’était un acte monstrueux.et abjecte .:
Je partage tes pensées mon ami .
2 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Thank you Zulma, Roger, Christiane, Zsuzsa, and Malik!
2 years ago.
Dave Roberts 2014
Dave Roberts 2014
An excellent tribute.
2 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Thank you Dave!
2 years ago.
Katja
Katja
...
2 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Thank you Francis and Katja!
2 years ago.
Dave Linscheid
Dave Linscheid
A very well done tribute.
2 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Thank you Dave!
2 years ago.
Jean-Pierre Leclercq
Jean-Pierre Leclercq
Thank you William.

Brussel is near my town.
2 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
You're welcome Jean-Pierre. Stay safe.
2 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
I share your sadness and really hope this is the last time any of us need to make a tribute to honor innocent victims of hateful violence.
2 years ago.
Fogline
Fogline
good tribute...thank youi
2 years ago.
Rambonp
Rambonp
GREAT tribute ! condemned the violence !
2 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Thank you Fogline,Jennifer, and Rambonp!
2 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Key parts of the Ashtiname of Mohammed (also known as the Covenant or Testament of Mohammed) written in 626 CE by the Prophet Mohammed as a promise to the monks at Saint Catherine’s Monastery in the Sinai Peninsula promising protections to Christians:

No compulsion is to be on them. Neither are their judges to be removed from their jobs nor their monks from their monasteries.

No one is to destroy a house of their religion, to damage it, or to carry anything from it to the Muslims’ houses.

Should anyone take any of these, he would spoil God’s covenant and disobey His Prophet. Verily, they are my allies and have my secure charter against all that they hate.

No one is to force them to travel or to oblige them to fight…


Someone forgot to tell ISIS since they’re committing genocide against Yazidis and Christians to name just two ethnic/religious groups.
2 years ago.
.t.a.o.n.
.t.a.o.n.
!!
2 years ago.
Valfal
Valfal
Thank you for sharing these quotes from the Qu'ran, William. I wish all peaceful Muslims would share these verses with the world and fight against the evil that has hijacked their faith. No truer words were spoken than these: "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."
2 years ago.
William Sutherland has replied to Valfal
Sadly this is so true and few have the necessary courage to speak out and stand up to this unspeakable evil.
2 years ago. Edited 2 years ago.
Zulma
Zulma
2 years ago.
Fizgig
Fizgig
Poignant tribute.... So sad that this kind of thing keeps happening.
2 years ago.
Andy
Andy
we must remain true to our values and not let terroism win. RIP to all affected thoughts and prayers to their families and loved ones.
2 years ago.
beverleyplaya
beverleyplaya
je suis . . . rip
2 years ago.
Ecobird
Ecobird
A wonderful and touching tribute William.
2 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Thank you TAON, Valfal, Zulma, Fizgig, andy, James, Bev, and Ecobird!
2 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, USA, a reformist Islamic movement has established a progressive website to discourage radicalization and extremism with re: to Islam.

Central to this website are 11 key points that are consistent with the Qur’an and the Prophet Mohammed’s philosophy:

True Islam:

1. Wholly rejects all forms of terrorism
2. Believes in non-violent Jihad of the self and of the pen
3. Believes in equality, education, and empowerment of women
4. Advocates freedom of conscience, religion, and speech
5. Advocates for the separation of mosque and state
6. Believes in loyalty to your country of residence
7. Encompasses the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
8. Believes in all verses of the Qur’an and forbids lying
9. Recognizes that no religion can monopolize salvation
10. Believes in the need for unified Muslim leadership
11. Rejects the concept of a bloody Messiah

The full url of this website is: trueislam.com
2 years ago.
Kate
Kate
A fabulous tribute William and marvelous additional information for people to ponder over! I personally believe there are demented people in all organized religions, who distort their "book" to suit their own personal agenda. I believe these people have no will of their own, but manage to "follow" other demented people for a destructive cause and ending. The sad part is, they actually believe in what they do. I can only say that the rest humanity must live in a circle of peace, and continue to draw these people within.
2 years ago. Edited 2 years ago.
William Sutherland has replied to Kate
Well said Kate.
2 years ago.
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2 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Thank you Kate!
2 years ago.
J. Gafarot
J. Gafarot
I will .
Thank you for the remembrance.
2 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Thank you J. Gafarot!
2 years ago.
Ewald
Ewald
!!!!!
2 years ago.
Rambonp
Rambonp
Happy Easter !
2 years ago.
Ferret Josiane
Ferret Josiane
bel hommage, merci pour toutes les victimes
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Thank you Ewald, Dany, Yoko, Rambonp, Ferret, and June!
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Thank you Larry!
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