Friday, September 15, 2006

Muslims Can Be Their Own Worst Enemies

The latest incident to send Muslims worldwide into the streets to riot, scream and set fires was touched off by Pope Benedict this week. In a speech, the pope quoted an emperor from days gone by who cited the violent nature of Islam and the jihad. The article I was reading about this stressed that the pope didn't take a position one way or the other on the charge, but merely cited a couple of quotes. Regardless of whether he agreed with the long dead emperor or not, the pope's remarks set off a powderkeg. While there were several Islamic spokespeople who spoke calmly and called for an apology (while saying that the violent image of Islam was inaccurate), the overall reaction seemed to be par for the course. The link below and the accompanying Associated press story/photo tells the story.

The long and short of it is...Muslims..if you don't want a violent image, then stop being violent. It doesn't take a Rhodes Scholar to figure that one out. You get insulted when people call attention to the violence, murder and mayhem, and then proceed to protest a verbal statement with violence, rioting etc.

You have no one to blame but yourselves for your image. Try peaceful engagement and protest, and you'd be surprised how things just might change.

AP Story

1 comment:

Palm boy said...

Yeah, they didn't help themselves any with the danish hating last year.