So When Are Muslims Not Raging? Never, That’s When

Is the problem really some redneck preacher burning some dumb book, or the fact that everyone — left, right, Muslim, Christian, non-believer — agrees that the mere act of burning that book in some backswamp part of Florida would spark worldwide violence?

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We’re talking about a primitive belief system that can’t tolerate the right of free speech and the right of people to criticize them for their primitive beliefs.

For Einstein’s sake, they murder filmmakers and condemn cartoonists to death.

Michelle Malkin hits exactly the right note with her column today.


The eternal flame of Muslim outrage
by Michelle Malkin
Creators Syndicate
Copyright 2010

Shhhhhhh, we’re told. Don’t protest the Ground Zero mosque. Don’t burn a Koran. It’ll imperil the troops. It’ll inflame tensions. The “Muslim world” will “explode” if it does not get its way, warns sharia-peddling imam Feisal Abdul Rauf. Pardon my national security-threatening impudence, but when is the “Muslim world” not ready to “explode”?

At the risk of provoking the ever-volatile Religion of Perpetual Outrage, let us count the little-noticed and forgotten ways…

Read the rest of the column here.

Comments

  1. Anonymous says:

    You want to see some rage, go burn a US flag at a Tea Bag party.

  2. Oh wow. “Tea Bag” — that’s so fresh and original. Did you come up with that yourself?

    From Buchanan’s op-ed today:

    This episode reveals the gulf between us and the Islamic world. Despite all our talk of universal values, tens of millions of Muslims, in countries not only hostile but friendly, believe that a sacrilege against their faith, like the burning of the Quran by a single American oddball, justifies the killing of Americans. What kind of compatibility can there be between us?

    What do we have in common with people who believe that evangelism by other faiths in their societies merits the death penalty, as do conversions to Christianity, while promiscuity and adultery justify stonings, lashings and beheadings.

    And what does it say about our ability to fight and win a “long war” in the Islamic world if our war effort can be crippled by a solitary pastor with 50 families in his church who decides to have a book burning?

  3. Anonymous says:

    Oh wow. “Tea Bag” — that’s so fresh and original. Did you come up with that yourself?”

    You’re the one cutting and pasting Malkin and Buchanan, Heningway. What’s the matter, nothing original to say? No free market platitudes or gun homage to add to this in-depth look at Islam?

  4. Heningway?

    On deadline, ace. Some of us have productive work to do.

  5. Anonymous says:

    “And what does it say about our ability to fight and win a “long war” in the Islamic world if our war effort can be crippled by a solitary pastor with 50 families in his church who decides to have a book burning?”

    Here I probably agree with you by default – the wars on terror/Iraq/Afghanistan/Islam are/were a pathetic farce to begin with, so there’s no disagreement there. Too bad the tax-free Teabaggers were cheering for the trillion dollar WOT boondoggle back before the little economic unpleasantness set in. We won’t defeat your “”radical Islam” with drones and bombs, this is an ideological war, and always has been.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Some of us have productive work to do.”

    That would be a first for you.

  7. keith johnson says:

    ..and we have a United States general weighing in against an American’s right to freedom of speech. What would the reaction have been during WW2 if McArthur would have blamed a Japanese offensive on Americans buring a Shinto religious artifact?

    Anonymous, Trey allows dissent on HIS blog, I’ve disagreed with him a time or two, but why ya gotta be so nasty dawg?

  8. Frank R says:

    “WW2 if McArthur would have blamed a Japanese offensive on Americans buring a Shinto religious artifact?”

    There are those today who would argue that Pearl Harbor was Japan’s pay back for our meddling in their efforts to conquer the China (remember the Flying Tigers) and the resources in the S. Pacific. It seems we suffer from no end of folks who are willing to blame the U.S. first regardless of what others do.

  9. keith johnson says:

    Indeed Frank. Genocide in Africa, Mexico imploding, floods in Pakistan-blame America.

  10. Anonymous says:

    “It seems we suffer from no end of folks who are willing to blame the U.S. first regardless of what others do.”

    It seems we have an ample supply of Americans who will refuse to take responsibility when America is clearly at fault, too.

  11. Daniel says:

    For once, it really is a creepy guy, and he really is — plausibly, at least — in the park.

    Don’t know if he’s enraged, though; he may just be demanding an encore from the Dave Matthews Band, or he sees somebody he knows, that hot chick from Psych class, and he’s presenting what he believes will be taken as a suave, casual greeting, because his brain is addled with drugs no one can pronounce yet .