We have a lesson in satire from the Prophet Ibrahim, pbuh. When they asked Ibrahim, pbuh, how did all of the idols get destroyed he said to them why don’t you ask the big one with the axe.
Their response was to throw him into the fire and God almighty saved him.
Now so-called Muslims in France are doing the same thing. We all need to get some thicker skin and some mental health services.
The Quran reminds Muslims not to attack much lest they attack Allah.
With great freedoms comes great responsibilitIes. Freedom of speech is not something enshrined in the French constitution, but I believe that free-speech should be exercised with a significant dose of mutual respect and responsibility lest we fuel the fires we wish to extinguish. Let us shine a light not set a fire.
Ibrahim confronts his people and rejects their idols
He left his father after he lost hope to convert him to the right path, and directed his efforts towards the people of the town, but they rejected his call and threatened him. By Allah, he said, I shall plot a plan to destroy their idols. He knew that a big celebration was coming soon, where everybody would leave town for a big feast on the riverbank. After making sure that nobody was left in town, Ibrahim went towards the temple armed with an ax. Statues of all shapes and sizes were sitting there adorned with decorations. Plates of food were offered to them, but the food was untouched. “Well, why don’t you eat? The food is getting cold.” He said to the statues, joking; then with his ax he destroyed all the statues except one, the biggest of them. He hung the ax around its neck and left.
How big was the shock when the people entered the temple! They gathered inside watching in awe their gods broken in pieces. They wondered who might have done this? Then they all remembered that the young Ibrahim was talking evil of their idols. They brought him to the temple and asked him: “Are you the one who has done this to our gods?” Ibrahim said: “No, this statue, the biggest of them has done it. Ask them if they can speak.” “You know well that these idols don’t speak!” They said impatiently. “Then how come you worship things that can neither speak nor see, nor even fend for themselves? Have you lost your minds?”
They kept silent for a while, for he got a point there. Their minds and their senses were telling them that the Truth is with Ibrahim, but their pride prevented them to accept it, and reject the idols they were worshipping for generations. This they thought would be total defeat. They started yelling at him and shouting: “Burn him! Burn him! Take revenge for your gods !”