Originally Posted by lunasmom
The whole point of Islam is that it is a peaceful religion, as with any religion.
I constantly defend Muslims against the stereotypes placed against them because of the radical few who seem to cause all the problems. I feel I am losing my patience. I keep thinking, when do the peaceful majority of Muslims become outraged? When are they going to march on streets in protest and anger at those who are making their peaceful religion an object of global hatred? In the New York Times several years ago, Islamic Salman Rushdie wrote "As their ancient, deeply civilized culture of love, art and philosophical reflection is hijacked by paranoiacs, racists, liars, male supremacists, tyrants, fanatics and violence junkies, why are they not screaming?" (seehttp://www.salon.com/books/int/2002/...die/index.html
for further reading)
And Why not indeed?
When I think of the acts that have been ignored by the peaceful majority, it makes my stomach sink.
Beating burned bodies of western civilians with their shoes and hanging them off a bridge.
Blocking the exit of a burning school and letting the girls die because their faces were exposed.
Firing of rocket powered grenades into schools full of children in Isreal....How big would the list become if I included all other shameful acts?
Why no outrage for these issues? Is it not the same as the peaceful ones accepting the violent ones and their acts as "ok"? How can a comic be more fundamentally against your religion than the murder of innocent children? I dont know. The so called peaceful Muslims need to make a stand or their religion will continue to incite Hatred, will continue to be the source of global disdain. Given their actions and inactions, how could it really be anything else?