A little old lady answered a knock on the door one day, only to be confronted by a well-dressed young man carrying a vacuum cleaner.
Good morning, said the young man ; If I could take a couple of minutes of your time, I would like to demonstrate the very latest in high powered vacuum cleaners .
Go away!’ said the old lady ; I’m broke and haven’t got any money ! and she proceeded to close the door.
Quick as a flash, the young man wedged his foot in the door and pushed
it wide open. Don’t be too hasty! he said ;
Not until you have at least seen my demonstration. And with that, he emptied a bucket of horse manure onto her hallway carpet. If this vacuum cleaner does not remove all traces of this horse manure from your carpet, Madam, I will personally eat the remainder.’
The old lady stepped back and said, Well let me get you a fork, cause they cut off my electricity this morning !!
Seifeddine Rezgui was not born a terrorist. He was indoctrinated to become a terrorist. He was the product of our educational system. What are the main characteristics of this system? Our educational system encourages the closedness of mind.
It is not easy for our students to accept others. Our religion teaches Muslims that they are the best people. The Quran says: “You (Muslims) are the best nation brought out for Mankind, commanding what is righteous and forbidding what is wrong.” [3:110] So, Muslim people think that they hold the ultimate truth and that they must share it.
Why do we not break the idea that religion is a taboo topic that we must not talk about? Instead, we should introduce the tools of scientific enquiry to deal with the subject of religion — asking questions without having any boundaries, and observing results through objective testing rather than with subjective and predetermined conclusions.