Islam — a faith which is now responsible for hundreds of daily terrorist attacks, and preaches untold hatred against everything un-Islamic, continues to demand special privilege from those outside of the faith, despite its ever-growing death toll.
Given Islam’s violent history and the oppressive practices actively promoted and condoned in the Quran itself that are in stark contrast to 21st century values — Muslims are finding it increasingly hard-pressed to repackage their faith to fit into a modern age and as a result, playing the “victim card” is at an all time high.
Whenever we read reports of a new rape, murder or act of religiously inspired terrorism in the name of Islam — moderates and liberals around the world are outraged, but not at their fellow Muslims? That would be “racist” of course. The anger instead is directed at those that dare to report on the event itself or those that wish to be vocal about their understandable disgust at yet more Muslims ruining the lives of others and do not want to be “tarred” with the same brush.
It appears that the more barbarism that is exhibited by Islamic terrorists, the more offended Muslims become at those who are offended by it. “Hurt feelings” of minority groups are now on the same playing field as the brutal torture and murder of innocent civilians and it simply has to stop.
In the wake of the Charlie Hebdo murders, when emotions were still running high. “Moderate Muslims” up and down the country descended onto Downing Street to deliver a petition signed by over 100,000 Muslims to protest at the blasphemous act of depicting Prophet Muhammed in a cartoon. The leaders of the demonstration claimed that the ‘extremist’ cartoonists massacred in Paris for depicting the Prophet Mohammed were as bad as the jihadis who gunned them down in cold blood.
This event was well publicised within the Muslim communities and promoted heavily in mosques up and down the country, yet not a single Muslim came down to the event to counter-demonstrate in support of the real victims who were mercilessly killed simply for exercising their right to free speech. Is the palpable silence by the “moderate” majority a tacit condoning of their actions…?
The whole concept of Muslims feeling “Persecuted” is something that can be linked back to the faith itself during it’s founding years. Prophet Muhammad insulted the Meccan pagans and spoke out against their religion and they ran him out-of-town. Upon insulting their faith, he declared himself as being persecuted.
Of course not all Muslims are terrorists. But the “perfect human” Muhammad was — and therein lies the problem.
Islam is now given special privilege from the pandering and politically correct masses who have no choice but to wilfully remain ignorant about the facts of Islam in fear of being called an Islamaphobe, or worse a “racist”. While other religions are constantly being asked to reform their faith, Islam remains completely unwilling to change, and has been granted immunity from any attempts to do so.
For example, Christians have been forced by the Government to allow same-sex marriage in their places of worship in spite of the scripture in the Bible which condemns it. Can you imagine the reaction if this legislation was passed to include same-sex marriage in Islamic Shari’ah courts?
The need for Muslims to want to protect the reputation of Islam, now far outweighs the sympathy for the very victims of terror committed by Muslims, and this needs to be addressed without being branded a “racist” or a “bigot” for doing so. Those who are brave enough to speak out are met with “justified” threats of violence from the left which is being actively facilitated by the Police and Government in some cases.
Tommy Robinson, former leader of the EDL has been told by Bedfordshire police to stop retweeting the death threats he gets otherwise he will be arrested because they are causing people distress?
Theresa May, also made the decision in banning two prominent US anti-Islamic activists, Pamela Gellar and Robert Spencer from entering the UK, whilst allowing extremist Imams such as Shakeel Begg to preach jihad in UK Mosques unopposed.
There is clearly a two-tier system in place when it comes to critiquing Islam and other religions.
The real enemy are the words written in the Quran and this needs to be identified if we are ever going to eliminate the problem. Yes, this will require some very uncomfortable decisions and realisations especially from those that consider themselves to be a“Moderate Muslim” — but it is your duty to speak out about those that you claim are hijacking your religion, not ignoring it and feeling sorry for yourself.
It’s important to also understand where the condemnation needs to be directed. There is a big difference between calling an attack horrible on Twitter and not condemning the attackers beliefs that the murders are justified.
The sooner Muslims around the world club together and condemn Islamic countries that force women to cover their faces, executes gay people or punishes converts, the sooner you will help fundamentally change the way Islam interacts with the free world today for the better. Otherwise you are simply aiding in its destruction.