It’s getting rather difficult to think of Islam as a religion of peace when Muslims seem so ready and willing to riot, threaten, disrespect and even kill anytime they feel slighted.
Some nobody makes a video that nobody watches and suddenly it’s a global crisis filled with stormed embassies, dead ambassadors and diplomatic staff members, and burned flags. Someone else publishes an unflattering cartoon of the Prophet Mohammad and the next thing, French embassies and schools in 20 Muslim countries are closing their doors for fear of similar attacks.
Heck, in Libya, when rioting Muslims found Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, they apparently danced around with his corpse and in his blood. Yet despite such barbaric behavior, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is saying it’s all our fault?
“Anti-American violence throughout the Muslim world, ostensibly over a cheap Internet film denigrating the Muslim prophet Muhammad, may be misguided, but it’s a result of “the lack of dignity, the lack of respect that they’re being shown.” And it’s up to America to change policies to calm things.
“That’s the message a Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) official brought to a television interview Sunday.”
By now, it’s to be expected that Muslim leaders support or excuse such disgusting behavior. And, as much as it’d be nice to say otherwise, the same can be said about Western media and politicians, who both jumped on that dangerously inane bandwagon as soon as it started rolling.
Reuters reports: “Demonstrators clashed with police in the Pakistani city of Peshawar on Friday as anger over insults to the Prophet Mohammad boiled over despite calls from political and religious leaders across the Muslim world for peaceful protest.” Yet it seems to cite one single “peaceful” figure, Egypt’s highest Islamic legal officer, who doesn’t even get named.
Press TV, meanwhile, is quoting Cyrus McGoldrick, “an American civil rights activist,” who says that “The anti-Islam film produced in the U.S. is more about ‘power politics’ than freedom of speech.” What it fails to add is that McGoldrick is a CAIR representative, nor does it mention that the original attacks were pre-planned and not spurred by the stupid movie at all.
And our government isn’t any better. Earlier this year, U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Matthew Dooley was condemned by the Joints Chiefs of Staff for teaching a course deemed offensive to Islam at the Joints Forces Staff College, and then fired from his teaching position altogether.
We bend over backwards, look the other way and tolerate their disrespect of us… so please tell us defenders of Islam, what do you really want from us before you’ll stop the violence.