"No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step, and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the science against which it had vainly struggled, the civilization of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilization of ancient Rome." — Winston Churchill, 1899, Sir Winston Churchill; (Source: The River War, first edition, Vol. II, pages 248-50 London)
I am sick and tired of hearing that Islam is a religion of peace. The mouth piece organizations for Islam like CAIR, Muslim Students' Association, American Society of Muslims and Islamic Society of North America keep telling us the Islam is a religion of peace while being unwilling to condemn radical Islamic terrorism and global jihad.
Every time there is an incident of Islamic terrorism or violence against women spokespersons from these and other groups are dragged out for interviews in the media. They will not denounce any Islamic group that practices or promotes these acts and spin the issue to look like any critic is an Islamophobe. Of course it is perfectly acceptable to portray a crucifix in a jar of urine or the Virgin Mary covered in dung as art – and paid for with taxpayer money, but don’t criticize anything pertaining to Islam.
Our own Justice Department has a special unit within the civil rights division where lawyers look out and prosecute those who they think are violating the civil rights of Muslims. There is no such unit looking out for civil rights of those violated by the Black Panthers in Philadelphia.
The latest incident of Islamic peace and tolerance occurred this week in Afghanistan where American and NATO soldiers are dying to protect the lives of the Afghans and we are spending millions to build roads, schools, houses, water purification plants and power grids. This incident has been ignored in the American media, probably due to their support for Obama’s involvement in Libya.
The London Daily Mail has reported that Two UN staff beheaded and eight others murdered in protest against U.S. pastor who a burnt Quran in Florida, thousands of miles from Kabul. The Daily Mail reports; “At least 10 United Nations staff were murdered — two by beheading — after extremists stormed their compound in northern Afghanistan today.
“According to reports, protesters in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif beheaded two U.N. guards, seized their weapons and began shooting those inside the compound after a demonstration against Koran burnings in the U.S. turned violent.”
“The rampage began when over a thousand protesters flooded into the streets after Friday prayers where they heard reports about the Koran burnings in America last month.”
“After slaying the guards, the armed mob scaled the compound's blast walls before setting fire to a guard tower and several other buildings. An Afghan police source, who asked not to be named, said the chief of the mission in the city was wounded but survived.”
“Among those murdered were Norwegian, Romanian, Swedish and Nepalese nationals. Two were decapitated, it is understood.”
“UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told reporters in Nairobi that the attack was 'outrageous and cowardly.”
“The worst previous attack was in 2009 in an insurgent assault on a guesthouse where UN staff were staying. Five UN staffers were killed and nine others wounded. In October 2010, several militants were killed when they attempted to ambush the UN compound in Herat dressed in burkas worn by women.”
“General Daud Daud, commander of Afghan National Police in several northern provinces, said those killed included five Nepalese guards who were working for the UN and two other foreigners employed at the complex. A UN spokesman confirmed that workers had been killed at the mission, but he said the situation on the ground was still confusing and it was difficult to 'ascertain facts.”
“The Norwegian Defense Ministry said one of the victims was Lt. Col Siri Skare, a 53-year-old female pilot. A Swede and four U.N, guards from Nepal were also killed. The nationality of the seventh has not released. According to Afghan officials it looks increasingly likely that the attacks were carried out by insurgents who had blended into the angry crowds.”
“This evening Afghan police said they had arrested the suspected mastermind behind the attack. Rawof Taj, deputy police chief in Balkh province, said this evening he was one of more than 20 people arrested after the violence.”
“Taj said the suspected mastermind was from Kapisa province, a hotbed of the insurgency about 250 miles southeast of Mazar-i-Sharif.”
All of this violence because Terry Jones, a bone headed pastor on Florida burned a Quran in public, something he had every right to do according to the Bill of Rights. Jones is quoted as saying, “We must hold these countries and people accountable for what they have done as well as for any excuses they may use to promote their terrorist activities. The time has come to hold Islam accountable. Our United States government and our President must take a close, realistic look at the radical element Islam. Islam is not a religion of peace. We demand action from the United Nations. Muslim dominated countries can no longer be allowed to spread their hate against Christians and minorities. They must alter the laws that govern their countries to allow for individual freedoms and rights, such as the right to worship, free speech, and to move freely without fear of being attacked or killed.”
While Jones is no doubt a goofy pastor of a little cult church in Florida he does, however, make a point. You cannot draw a cartoon or Image of Mohamed, you cannot even touch the Quran if you are an infidel and any criticism of Islam or Mohamed is met with quick and violent retribution.
Here we are in Afghanistan supposedly riding them of the dictatorial Taliban and the Afghan people are burning American flags and beheading people for the actions of a person they know nothing of just because some radical cleric or Imam tells them to do so.
There is no reason on earth for murdering people, regardless of the "provocation." This is especially true when it comes to reacting to the mindless, intolerant bigot in Florida. If Jones wants to burn a Koran, as long as he's not violently attacking anyone or advocating such, he is within his rights to do so. There is no law against idiocy, nor even hate as long as the hater does not violate the rights of another.
Melanie Phillips recently got into trouble with the PC police in Great Britain for referring to mindless, Muslim fanatics as "savages" for murdering an Israeli family in their beds. I think that description would be apt in this case as well.
Isn’t about time we look at Islam as the real religion it is — a religion of violence and persecution of anyone who does not follow it.