Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The cost of ignoring the obvious

   It's been a tough week for the religion of peace, and it's only Tuesday.  
   On the heels of a deadly hostage-taking by a self-styled Muslim cleric in Sydney, Australia, the Taliban attacked a school in Peshawar, Pakistan, killing more than 141 people - 132 of them children.  Narratives are already taking shape that the Australian gunman was a mentally-disturbed lone wolf and the Taliban are not truly representative of Islam, but only a fool or a liar fails to recognize that both incidents were religiously-motivated.  The fools and liars deliberately ignore the common thread that runs through the Taliban, Islamic State, Al Qaeda, Boko Haram and the so-called lone wolves who murder in the name of Allah.  To point out the obvious is to be labelled "Islamophobic". That's worse than ignorant.  It's a free pass for the radical elements of the Muslim faith to continue spreading their message of hate, and grooming impressionable youth to be the jihadists of tomorrow.
   If Islam is truly the religion of peace, there's got to be breaking point where moderate Muslims find the courage to reclaim the faith from the murderous minority.  If the slaughter of more than 100 of their own innocent children isn't enough to mobilize the silent Muslim majority, I shudder to think what it will take.   
   

3 comments:

  1. You hit the nail squarely on the head Ted.......you don't see people of the Christian, Buddhist, Hindu, Jewish, or pretty much any other religious faith kill and terrorize in the name of their "God" no matter how militant their beliefs may be. The moderate Muslim majority who are peaceful loving people need to re-claim their religion from the murderers as understandably frightening as it may be for them to do so.

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  2. Islam was not founded as a religion of peace. Mohammad was not a man of peace. he was a warrior who taught his followers to spread the word of "convert or die" It's just their way. Moderate muslims are not cheering for the other guy. They cheer for their guy, the muslim, to conquer and make the world islam. Don't expect anything else from the moderates.

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  3. If similar acts were done in the name Catholicism I'd be denouncing aloud. I'd me mad. Your forced to take a stand, clarify and separate yourself from insanity when the common thread reaches you.

    The Nonsense now is stacked so high, that larger amounts of efforts and energy need be concentrated towards counter-attack.
    More need invest and get involved.
    Gather Intel. and refine the art of finding those responsibles.

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