It never will cease to amaze me how oblivious and selfish some people can be. I recently read a blog post (which I won't link to) that complained that Gaza was getting too much attention and that the Ummah forgets other issues with Muslims. While I understand that there are many problems that face Muslims, how can one possibly gripe about trying to help and support our brothers and sisters in Gaza? The blogger commented that Gaza is not all we should focus on. That we should give our attention to national and local issues such as police brutality, health care, education, home ownership and economics.
In times like these, when we see a part of the Ummah getting destroyed unjustly, what is wrong with putting other things aside to focus on helping them? Why would anyone want to wave their own personal flag about saying 'what about meeeee???, what about my needs????'. The problems that we face in this country are real, and yes we have to deal with it, but how can you compare that to Gaza? While we are here, wondering about how unfair health care is, children are dying. They are being blown up by Israeli bombs. Yet some want us to focus our attention on some over hyped class war in the US. Get over yourself. Once we start putting other things before being Muslim (whether it be race, nationality or gender) we lose sight of what is really important.
The blogger went on to ask where all of the outrage was when Muslim immigrants started to sell haram things in oppressed African American and Latino neighborhoods? The post specified that many of these immigrants are Palestinian. So hold on, wait a minute... we should not be focusing on Gaza because some misguided Muslims who may or may not have been from Palestine did some bad things? huh? Isn't this the same logic that main stream media uses to say all Muslims are bad?
Unfortunately I've seen it in many other places online. Entire Islamic forums and blogs that say NOTHING about our brothers and sisters in Gaza, but yet continue to yammer about their own personal plight. May Allah guide us all and protect us from such fitnah.