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So about those peaceful Muslims

September 19, 2012 Leave a comment

I believe deeply in freedom of religion, and though I may be in the minority on this as a religious man myself, I have never felt the need or desire to proselytize.  I’ve always been happy to discuss religion with someone if they ask but other than that I feel its a private topic.  And I’ve never felt hatred or disappointment toward others who have different religious tendencies or affiliations than myself.  I particularly never understood the “troubles”, as they were euphemistically called in Ireland either, though I absolutely understood historically how they came about.  Those troubles might have started for purely religious reasons but by the 1970’s and 1980’s why in the world did anyone still care about what someone else, let alone an entire population believed?  Ignoring the fact that the “troubles” really weren’t about religion at that point.

Which brings me to the “peaceful” Muslims of the world.  While I’m certainly under no miscomprehension that other religions haven’t visited their own ills upon the world, of all of the worlds religions Islam is perhaps the one that most propagates violence by its adherents.  Though President Obama spares no effort to remind us of how peaceful the Muslim world is, the rest of the world knows better.   There may be few things in life that are certain, but it’s completely predictable that Islamic adherents the world over will erupt into frothing mayhem whenever someone disparages Islam.  Such has been the case recently when a privately produced filmed titled the innocence of Muslims was posted to YouTube.  The riots, murder and property destruction are still on going, but it’s about to erupt anew as a French Newspaper printed Muhammad cartoons this morning prompting France to close some 20 embassys until the violence subsides. 

President Obama’s reaction to the murder of the our Diplomat and personnel in Libya, and attacks on our embassies in Egypt and other countries was to condemn the free expression of thought here at home.  Instead of condemning the violence, and a religion and those that perpetrate it, President Obama instead blames the victims.  Does President Obama also blame rape victims as well?

Its long past time that a spade is called a spade.  Islam is a violent religion.  If all it takes is to post a cartoon of Muhammad to be published, or to talk about the violence perpetrated by Muslims around the world to cause a fresh wave of violence and murder then we need to seriously look at why that is.  There may be millions of peaceful Muslims, but that isn’t the issue at hand.  When there are millions of Muslims that are violent and when a majority of the world’s violence is occurring in and around those countries where Islam is most prevalent how can you look at that and not see the correlations?

Michelle Obama might believe the greatest threat to our national security is obesity but the more sane of us know it’s Islam and fanatical Muslims.

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