Skip to comments.Muslim Myopia
Posted on 08/18/2006 6:42:33 PM PDT by wjersey
LAST week, the luminaries of the British Muslim mainstream lobbyists, lords and members of Parliament published an open letter to Prime Minister Tony Blair, telling him that the debacle of both Iraq and Lebanon provides ammunition to extremists who threaten us all. In increasingly antiwar America, a similar argument is gaining traction: The United States brutalizes Muslims, which in turn foments Islamist terror.
But violent jihadists have rarely needed foreign policy grievances to justify their hot heads. There was no equivalent to the Iraq debacle in 1993, when Islamists first tried to blow up the World Trade Center, or in 2000, when they attacked the American destroyer Cole. Indeed, that assault took place after United States-led military intervention saved thousands of Muslims in Bosnia and Kosovo.
If Islamists cared about changing Iraq policy, they would not have bothered to abduct two journalists from France probably the most antiwar, anti-Bush nation in the West. Even overt solidarity with Iraqi suffering did not prevent Margaret Hassan, who ran a world-renowned relief agency in Baghdad, from being executed by insurgents.
Meanwhile, at least as many Muslims are dying at the hands of other Muslims as under the boots of any foreign imperial power. In Sudan, black Muslims are starved, raped, enslaved and slaughtered by Arab militias, with the consent of an Islamic government. Where is the official Muslim fury against that genocide? Do Muslim lives count only when snuffed out by non-Muslims? If not, then here is an idea for Muslim representatives in the West: Go ahead and lecture the politicians that their foreign policies give succor to radicals. At the same time, however, challenge the educated and angry young Muslims to hold their own accountable, too.
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what's the catch -- why is this in the NYTimes -- to make them look credible?
They got distracted by the fact she's a lesbian.
Seriously, though - her critiques of Islam are intelligent and articulate. Her critiques of religious morality regarding homosexual behavior, not so much. Overall, she's worth reading, definitely.
Let me think for a minute ...
They matter only when they can be used as a bludgeon against the defenders of Western civilization.
Why don't Muslims eat pig? That would be cannibalism.
Why don't Muslims eat pig? That would be cannibalism....
Muslims sure spend a lot of their time squealing like pigs, treating others like pigs, spreading filth wherever they go.....
LOL forced capitalisim...what a good idea.
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