Saturday, January 24, 2015

Islamic Million Man Marches

Hat tip Jihad Watch

chechnya protest
Grozny, Chechnya

In the wake of the horrific Paris attacks, Islamic countries around the world are witnessing mass marches involving tens of thousands of people. The problem is that they are not marching in protest of the murders carried out in their name. They are not protesting Boko Haram or ISIS or Al Qaeda.

No, they are protesting Charlie Hebdo, the cartoons and France. They are calling for even more blood to be spilled. Even in Australia, the supremacist organization Hizb-ut-Tahrir  spit in the face of free speech.

This is highly illustrative. Here in the US, we are being subjected to panels being held by imams and organizations like CAIR each of whom are telling non-Muslim audiences that these horrors are in contravention of Islam. They condemn the perpetrators but carefully point out that these acts are condemned by the Koran. Of course, they ignore the verses that call for such acts, verses that were written later in Mohammad's time and which abrogated all those loving verses written earlier before Mohammad took up the sword. But no matter: The Prophet Mohammad was a forgiving man, they say. When he was insulted, he made sure that the man was allowed to walk away unharmed. We are assured that the overwhelming majority of Muslims reject these atrocities.

Since I have repeatedly said that the majority of Muslims are decent and peaceful, I won't belabor that point. However, it is disturbing to see so many crowds protesting cartoons and Western "blasphemers"while ignoring the terrorist acts, hate, religious persecution, and murder. Indeed, where are the thousands of Muslims marching and proclaiming, "Death to terrorists"? Where are the boycotts of mosques where hateful preachers incite hate and violence?  One would assume that such imams would find themselves preaching before empty mosques. Why is it that in virtually every Muslim majority country on Earth, religious minorities are persecuted? Not just discriminated against, mind you, but flat out persecuted.

Why is it that a man like Yusuf al Qaradawy is considered one of the most highly regarded Islamic scholars in the world in spite of his calling the Holocaust "God's punishment for Jews, his expressed wish to die fighting the infidels, and his calls for every last Jew on Earth to be killed?

I'm sorry, but I just don't buy it. Not only are there too many horrors being carried out on a daily basis, but there is too much religious hate, too many mobs, and beyond all that-too much silence,

At some point, we have to believe our lying eyes.

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