I have a friend who gets pissed off at the least little thing. You just never know what might set her off. She comes from a nice family, but unlike her brothers and sisters, will cut you down to size with her tongue at the drop of a hat should you say or do anything she doesn't like. Anything. You feel much better when she's gone. Is this the way Americans are now perceiving Muslims?
I can't help but notice that Americans have difficulty with Islam. A problem that goes beyond the September 11 incident. But until I read this particular blog post I never knew why. I tried to put myself in the writer's shoes. Being able to bridge two cultures, walk in two different worlds, gives me an edge over her. I don't like the way I'm feeling. She and I aren't seperated by too many years in age, but she is so very bitter, and her post tells why.
Islam is a religion of peace. Could it be that the same group or power that seems to be hell-bent on destroying religion and family life in western culture has infiltrated Islam? Or perhaps more accurately, is deliberately provoking Muslims by employing the tactics outlined in the article?
Miltant attitudes have arisen in different religions over the ages. During the Crusades, Christians brutally slaughtered non-believers. Up until about the 11th century, Catholic priests were allowed to marry, but one day there was a decree, and those priests' wives and children were taken from them and forced into slavery.
I have and you have seen the news about fallen priests and rabbis who commit sins of sex and homosex and indecency against their respective religions. They have shaken the faith of many of their followers. Attendance of worhippers at churches and synagogues is dwindling, and may of these places of worship have had to close for lack of support.
The man who calls himself "pastor" but wants to burn the Quaran strikes me as being a contradiction. He is no servant of anyone's God. So is it so hard to imagine a destroyer with corporate powers deliberately using the name of Allah as part of a logo or trademark to upset Muslims? To cause unrest? Excerpted from the post:
"When everything from sneakers to stuffed animals to comics to frescos to beauty queens to fast-food packaging to undies serves as dry tinder for Allah’s avengers, it’s a grand farce to feign concern about the recruitment effect of a few burnt Korans in the hands of a two-bit attention-seeker in Florida. The eternal flame of Muslim outrage was lit a long, long time ago."My question is, who REALLY lit that "flame of outrage" and what is their true agenda? Are they trying to manipulate Islam by rewarding hardcore militant practicioners of the faith? Is it a game to them, like putting two spiders in a glass jar and shaking it? What exactly is it they want to provoke? Fear? Hatred? War? Obliterate all religions? WHY?