The first time I saw a Chick tract publication was in 2002 or 2003. I was barely a year in the USA. The title of that comic was “Allah Had No Sun.” It was mailed to the only mosque in Rolla, MO. I was amazed by how inaccurate and wrong it was. As if it was written by a 9- year-old boy. It claims that Muslims’ God is the moon and if this was not enough their reasoning is utterly stupid.
While in Kansas city, a friend of mine with his hijabi wife were handed five of these Chick tracts.
Another very naive and derogatory comic is titled “Is Allah Like You?” In this one, a Muslim man who used to beat his son and wife stops his awful behavior once he starts reading the Bible. Below, are the first and last couple of pages. Each of these tracts is 22 pages.
These Chick publications are luckily not widely acknowledged. In fact, there is a lot of controversy about the publisher and some consider it a hate group. I wonder though if there are many non-Muslim Americas who share the same perspective about Muslims and Islam with these tracts. Given, no religion these days has worst bad publicity like Islam, from its own followers. And it is getting worse day after day with the increasing number of those terrorists groups like Boko Haram and ISIS.
I don’t care much when I read things like these Chick comics. Or watch a Muslim who converted to Christianity being hosted by Fox news and given tons of money to lie about how awful Islam is. Few of those repeatedly hosted were later discovered to be fraud. My real concern is those claimed Jihadists who for sure have no knowledge of Islam whatsoever. In fact, they are so bad that their extreme hate ideology makes no sense to Muslims. That led many Muslims to interpret why and how these groups exist as they are the creation of the west, to hurt the image of Islam.
Regardless of how and why these terrorist groups exist their existence is temporary for sure. I know this for two reasons. First, Islam is not a religion of hate. Prophet Muhammad was not sent to teach hate. Second, history taught us that hate groups don’t last long.