Why Muslim Rage?

Salman Rushdie lives to this day under a death sentence from Iran over the publication of his novel the ‘Satanic Verses.’ For those unaware, the Satanic Verses are a part of the Koran. Mohammed, for political reasons, backed off essential core teachings of Islam, that event is represented in the Satanic Verses. These verses were later disregarded by Islamic ‘scholars’’ who, in every other case of the Koran are strict in their contention that the Koran is the absolute work of God by way of his prophet Mohammed. The rational for this convenient deconstruction of Mohammed’s words; ‘the devil made him do it’, thus the Satanic Verses. Somehow the devil avoided the Archangels Michael and Gabriel who delivered the Koran, to ‘get to’ Mohammed.

Theo Van Gogh was brutally murdered on the street for his participation in a movie critical of Islam.

‘Fitna’ a movie that did nothing other than quote the Koran while displaying Islamic violence contrary to the quotes produced another death sentence, this one directed at Gert Wilders.

The infamous Danish cartoons motivated worldwide Islamic rage. In addition to the mandatory death sentence, Danish embassies throughout the world were attacked, boycotts called for and violence directed at those having had nothing to do with the production of the cartoons. All you had to do was be Danish. By the way, Denmark had for 30 years been a haven for Islamic immigration from the Middle East and North Africa.

Why this rage? Because it works, it intimidates!

Liberal commentators such as Mr. Barnacle of MSNBC, right here in good old, free speech loving U.S.A. wants the producer of the film charged with murder and summarily thrown in jail. The killing of innocents can be excused, objectionable free speech cannot. The LA County Sheriff weighs in announcing he intends to investigate the filmmakers. Hillary Clinton gives a nod to the Organization of the Islamic Conference resolution that essentially bans criticism or ‘disrespect’ of Islam. Yup, that fear and intimidation things seems to be working well indeed.

Britain refused entry to Gert Wilders, who had been invited to speak to Parliament in fear of Muslim reaction and rage.

Police throughout Europe will not enter areas (no go zones) where Islamic immigrants have settled accepting lawlessness within their cities for fear of Muslim rage.

In Britain, demonstrations by Muslims are acceptable; demonstrations in support of Israel are not. On one occasion police demanded that a Star of David, displayed in a fourth story window along the route intended by a Muslim demonstration be removed. Fear, fear, fear!

The hypocrisy is endemic. To focus on just one example, pre-school age children in Gaza watch cartoons depicting Jews as people who eat Muslim children. The superhero of the story, of course, kills them to the adulation of all. This is acceptable in the International Community which provides the funds for such activities by Hamas, however, Danish cartoons are not acceptable and are justifications to violence and public death sentences absent jurisprudence?

And yet, our leaders sympathize with murderous Islamic behaviors; decry criticism of Islam while Coptic Christians in Egypt are subjected to systematic genocide. Christians in Iran are jailed for not reason other than their faith. A non Islamic church cannot be built or repaired in the Muslim world. Bring a bible into Saudi Arabia and you’re going to jail; and that’s the best option you can hope for.

We are apparently hot and bothered over human rights except when they are absent in the Muslim world. The Muslim world abandoned the UN, International Declaration of Human Rights and produced their own, just for themselves. No opposition!

One must ask; are the foundations of Islam so weak that a cartoon cannot be tolerated? Is there such a distinct lack of confidence in the faith that all criticism must be eliminated? Catholics, Christians and Jews are under constant attack and criticism; they do not demonstrate Islamic behaviors, they do not engage in mob behaviors resulting in random and murderous rage. They do not call for the death of those that criticize.

The question is simple. We do or do not have our own sense of confidence in our values and social norms. We do or do not defend values that are endemic to the American success story. The evidence of late is that we do not. To excuse Islamic excess and violence is to deliver the ultimate message of weakness. To apply our own values only when convenient, or when we are fearful is further proof of weakness to the Islamic world.

  • garland clark

    I agree that muslims must be held accountable for their murderous rage against the innocents. because it is used by terrorist to disguise their attacks against others. Given a choice I would nuke the whole region, the same way we did Japan, drop a couple bombs and if that do not work, bomb them into submission, real simple, submit or die. Semper Fi

  • Istvan Simon

    This murderous attack was an organized assault by Al Quaida. Obviously, it is not a coincidence that it occurred on 9/11/2012, the 11-th anniversary of the murderous attack on our country. These thugs have hijacked a religion to incite uneducated ignoranront people, into an anti-American rage, just because we have freedom of speech in this country. They must be brought to Justice, by trial or drone attack. Those that cannot live with others, that do not share their views, must unfortunately not live at all.

  • Tomas Pavo

    Why do we have so much trouble seeing them as the bullies they are?

    It is time for Islam to “GROW UP”!

    It is time for the followers of Islam to demand of their leaders that they grow up and stop hiding behind their bulling ways.

  • Landreaux

    Tomas,

    Good question. We have trouble ‘seeing’ them as they are because we have engaged in uneducated political correctness. I have studied Islam, terror and all of the many associated issues for a decade. It’s baked in the cake, reformers, literally, cannot exist in the hard Muslim World. Their criticism or suggestions are declared apostacy which carries a death sentence, mandated by the korn. There is no central authority in Islam, Clerics are almost universally schooled in the most fundamental interpertations of Islam thanks, in large measure, to the Saudis. What is referred to as ‘extreme’ here in the West is mainstream in the Middle East. Also, the Koran demands fealty to the ‘ruler’. Nothing will happen of any good in the short term, but…………..we can defend ourselves, first and foremost by understanding Islam in the West.

  • Jeff

    I think one of the biggest problems which exists for those who try to understand this issue is this: Many of those who live in a poor country are as a society; superstitious, fundamentaly religious, emotional, frustrated and easily led. People who are depressed often do not blame themselves, they blame everyone but themselves, this is part of the social issue that persists in their socieites. It is not just Islam. Americans are hated in any third world country not becasue they themselves have done anything wrong or are bad people but becasue they have and those who live in third world countries do not have. It is a matter of envy. Since Americans are not about to become a third world country to make poor third world people feel better about themselves at least not willingly, they are seen as greedy, heartless, sinful and cold as a society. An intelligent person would figure out the root of theier anger and try to do something about it. To some degree or another this defensiveness plagues us all. All of us seek the path of least resistance first; of course when this fails, as it always does eventually, then those with enough internal tenacity change course. They do something different…anything. However, the poor (generally speaking) see themselves with no other options that will relieve this internal conflict. This is a lie. There are very few people on the earth if any who are not capable of creating a life with at least a shimmer of hope.
    The same effect causes many marriages to fail. “If you can’t make me feel better, then it must be your fault”! All societies have their bad people. Imperialism serves to make one society feel inferior, while falsly agransizing the other. It is our lifelong struggle to see ourselves for who we truly are and not as society particularly an imperilistic society sees us. It is a lie and those who fall under the spell of this defense mechanism would be wise to not believe it.
    The root of radicalism is money! At the top of the radical pyramid, you have an organization which can be defined as a crime organization; at the bottom, you have the superstitious, easily led, emotional poor. Those who blame their pain on others instead of putting where it belongs…on themselves (the path of least resistance).
    If we want to stop radical fundalmentalism, stop it at the top of the pyramid and the rest will follow. Then stop allowing people to believe the lie because we ourselves feel superior. Political correctness is the most bigoted mind set one can have. We rich Americans must be sensitive to those poor stupid people who will never be able to take care of themselves. We who are intellectually superior must lead the way to rid the world of poverty because “they” will never be able to do it themselves. This is a lie we tell ourselves to make us feel superior(very dangerous). All in all, we need to stop believeing the lie, all of us! Do what we can to help but never allowing this social psychosis (within ourselves) to prevail. One side of this equation is not intellectually superior and the other side is not helpless. It is about the individual not society!

  • Jeff,

    Poverty in the Islamic world is very much a case of corrupt rulers. Saddam, Arafat,Gaddafi, Mubarak, Assad and a wide variety of ruling families not to even mention the mess that is, Islamic West Africa.

    We rich Americans are the most generous society on earth, American charity is, if you looked at it as a separate economy ould be the 23rd biggest economy on earth.

    In my opinion it is not poverty. That is an oft cited reason but the ideology is where the root of the radicalism rests. If it were just economic conditions we would have seen revolution in the Islamic world long before now.

    The Islamic hero Saladan, faced with ruling an empire choose the dicipline of fundamental Islam as the glue for his new found gains. It has been such ever since.

    Islam has a violent, expansionist history. While that did have something to do with the economics of the time it was demanded by Allah as spoken by his prophet Mohammed.

    To study Islam is to come to the opinion that the genuine supremist vision is that of the Islamists. They make no secret of it, it is a universal theme in mainstream Islam.

    I also disagree that one side is not superior. I believe Western values are in fact superior. In Islam the individual is nothing short of cannon fodder. It is a culture that embraces death. It is about the collective and it is about centralized, Fascist ruling principals.

    I wish it was about poverty, that, we might be able to do something about.