Yes, I am Muslim
Perhaps it's a bit unusual that I start with giving such a statement, but here's another one.
My prophet is everything to me, I love him. I love him with every fiber of my being
The things he had to go through, his patience, his character and most beautiful soul make me wish I could sit with him, see him, if just for a moment.
I of course do not need to tell the world such statements and declarations, and maybe my actions aren't the best indicators for my love but i state it anyways. Perhaps for no one and everyone to hear.
I look at the outrage going around the Muslim world and I seem to not see the justifications for it. Somehow people see a video, cartoon, or article insulting the prophet Muhammad (PBUH) or any of the other prophets as something to raise hell for. Contrarily, The prophet's honor was something given to him by God from above seven heavens, his dignity, despite all the insults and lies told about him and TO him throughout all the ages, is not scratched by these attempts of misrepresenting the message of Islam.
God says in the Holy Quran, "be patient about what they may say" and this is repeated several times throughout, this being the policy I don't get all the calls for protest and uprise against "the west". Give me a break! This video has been out since July and people only started knowing about it when a bunch of Muslims started being ridiculous.
I would rather educate people, in the peaceful way the prophet taught about this beautiful religion of God, i would do better to live by his example and his manners. This does even more teaching and does amazingly in eradicating ignorance.
Perhaps you see it differently than i do, and see that there is a particular action to be taken, but I do not want to hear another word about me not loving my religion, not caring about my prophet, and not acting upon what it means to be Muslim.
Because I am Muslim
My prophet is everything to me.