Simi Valley Sophist

The Simi Valley Sophist ruminates on all manner of topics from the micro to the macro. SVS travels whatever path strikes his fancy. Encyclopedia Britannica: Sophist "Any of certain Greek lecturers, writers, and teachers in the 5th and 4th centuries BC, most of whom travelled about the Greek-speaking world giving instruction in a wide range of subjects in return ..."

Location: California, United States

Retired: 30years law enforcement-last 20 years Criminal Intelligence Detective.

Friday, March 10, 2006

No Outrage from the Religions of Peace

There is a recitation circulating the internet about Muslim atrocities and the lack of Muslim outrage. I’ve noticed that there is also a lack of Christian outrage about the Christian atrocities committed against Muslims recently in Africa. Of course, that might be because the Christians are retaliating against the Muslims for their atrocities.

Here’s the recitation. The author is unknown.

I can't help but recall, how Cassius Clay/Muhammad Ali was jailed during the Vietnam War, because he refused to fight, stating that his Muslim beliefs strictly prohibited violence.

Muslims fly commercial airliners into buildings in New York City. No Muslim outrage.

Muslim officials block the exit where school girls are trying to escape a burning building, because their faces were exposed. No Muslim outrage.

Muslims cut off the heads of three teenaged girls on their way to school in Indonesia. A Christian school. No Muslim outrage.

Muslims murder teachers trying to teach Muslim children in Iraq. No Muslim outrage.

Muslims murder over 80 tourists with car bombs outside cafes and hotels in Egypt. No Muslim outrage.

A Muslim attacks a missionary children's school in India. Kills six. No Muslim outrage.

Muslims slaughter hundreds of children and teachers in Beslan, Russia. Muslims shoot children in the back. No Muslim outrage.

Let's go way back. Muslims kidnap and kill athletes at the Munich Summer Olympics. No Muslim outrage.

Muslims fire rocket-propelled grenades into schools full of children in Israel. No Muslim outrage.

Muslims murder more than 50 commuters in attacks on London subways and busses. Over 700 are injured. No Muslim outrage.

Muslims massacre dozens of innocents at a Passover Seder. No Muslim outrage.

Muslims murder innocent vacationers in Bali. No Muslim outrage.

Muslim newspapers publish anti-Semitic cartoons. No Muslim outrage.

Muslims are involved, on one side or the other, in almost every one of the 125+ shooting wars around the world. No Muslim outrage.

Muslims beat the charred bodies of Western civilians with their shoes, then hang them from a bridge. No Muslim outrage.

Newspapers in Denmark and Norway publish cartoons depicting Mohammed. Muslims are outraged.

Dead children. Dead tourists. Dead teachers. Dead doctors and nurses. Death, destruction and mayhem around the world at the hands of Muslims. No Muslim outrage, but publish a cartoon depicting Mohammed with a bomb in his turban and all hell breaks loose.
What's wrong with this picture???
I know that the majority of Muslims are not Islamofascists. Experts estimate that Islamofascists only account for 1-2% of all Muslims. So, here’s what’s bothering me. If it’s Islamofascists who are causing all of the above listed problems and the remainder of the Muslims doesn’t agree with what’s being done by their fellow religionists, why is there no consistent and strong condemnation from the majority? When the condemnation does occur, it is weak and directed against terrorism in general and not specifically at Muslim terror.

Is there something in the Koran that forbids a Muslim to judge another Muslim’s actions as wrong? No, I suspect not. In fact, if you are from the wrong Muslim sect, you are in mortal danger.

In addition, there seems to be an element of denial, especially as it pertains to the 911 airplanes. There is something else amiss here. Help me out, and tell what it is.