In order to help counter negative misperceptions about Islam generated by the beheading of Lee Rigby in Woolwich (and similar incidents), an Australian Muslim named Diaa Mohammed founded an organization called “My Peace”, which is dedicated to educating Australians about the true nature of Islam.
Mr. Mohammed appeared on Australian television recently to discuss his group’s new television commercial and how he hopes it will help ease the anxieties of non-Muslim Australians about Islam. His work may have been neutralized by some extent by the footage of last year’s Muslim riots in Sydney that the TV network chose to insert in the middle of the segment.
Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for uploading this video:
To my mind, it would have been even better to have spliced brief shots of the Sydney riots and similar scenes alongside every assertion that Mr. Mohammed made about “what Islam teaches”. Christians in the audience might be reminded of Jesus’ words:
You will know them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thorns, or figs from thistles? In the same way, every good tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. [Matthew 7:16-18]