Monday, September 25, 2006
Islam religion of "peace"
In November of 2004, a Muslim extremist murdered Theo van Gogh, grandson of Vincent van Gogh. Theo van Gogh made a film about violence against women in Islamic societies. He also wrote columns that criticized Islamic violence. Van Gogh had received death threats for his past works, but he never took them seriously.
Salmon Rushdie on the other hand, another author who criticized Islam, did take the threat seriously when Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini condemned him to death for "insulting Islam, the prophet Mohammed and the holy Koran".
In May of 2005, Newsweek ran a story, later proven to be false, that Korans were being desecrated by US soldiers at the Guantanamo Bay detention center in Cuba. Muslim outrage and threats worldwide, fueled by Muslim clerics and Arab news reports, put Americans and US soldiers at risk. Thousands of Muslims rioted, hundreds of people injured, and fifteen to twenty five people killed.
When foreign newspapers ran cartoons depicting the Islamic prophet Mohammed in a less than flattering context (although simply depicting Mohammed is a capital offense), there were more riots, violence and death. In a 'clever' response, Iran's president sponsored a 'Holocaust Cartoon Contest'. How did the Jews respond to that? Not with violence.
Ramadan, one of Islam's holiest of holidays, traditionally results in spikes Muslim violence. Islam's holiest of holidays causes spikes in Muslim violence. Does any other religion's most revered holidays cause a spike in violence? Christmas suicide bombings? Yom Kippur riots? Easter beheadings? In a speech, the pope recently quoted a 14th century Byzantine Emperor. The quote criticized Mohammed's spread of Islam by the sword as "evil and iand inhuman". The pope has since apologized if he offended Muslims. After being criticized for being violent, Muslims around the world responded with violence. Muslims around the world have rioted. Muslim leaders have called for the death of the pope. The pope has been burned in effigy. Christian churches in the West Bank have been bombed and burned. A Catholic nun in Somalia has been killed.
What happened after 9/11? In the Arab world, Muslims were dancing in the streets, celebrating the deaths of three thousand Americans. In America we were being reminded that Islam is a religion of peace.
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Ahhh radical Islam...
A Day In The Life of Radical Islam
A blogger who converted from Islam to Christianity:
"I knew all along that the decision that I have made—converting to Christianity from Islam—would have undesirable consequences. I knew the path I chose wasn’t a walk in the park."