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Reasoned Jihad Against Muslims

Cathy Young, in her article The Jihad Against Muslims, wrote:

Even in milder form, there are sweeping generalizations that reduce any social or political problem anywhere to a "Muslim problem" as long as there are Muslims involved. Take this description by Mark Steyn: "There are many trouble spots around the world, but as a general rule, it’s easy to make an educated guess at one of the participants: Muslims vs. Jews in ‘Palestine,’ Muslims vs. Hindus in Kashmir, Muslims vs. Christians in Africa, Muslims vs. Buddhists in Thailand, Muslims vs. Russians in the Caucasus, Muslims vs. backpacking tourists in Bali."

This account not only omits many non-Islamic trouble spots, from Korea to Colombia, but also implicitly presumes that Muslims are the guilty parties and Islam is the problem in every conflict listed.

True, Ms. Young, there are trouble spots that do not involve Islam, as there are acts of terrorism that do not involve Muslims. However, if one rationally considers that a "faith" which comprises only 20% of the total world population is involved in almost 90% of all world conflicts and more than 95% of all acts of terrorism, then the perspective becomes clear.

It is indisputable that Islam disproportionately behaves more violently than all other faiths combined. That isn't Islamophobia, that isn't racism, that isn't bigotry. That is a simple, cold fact.

Young also writes in her article:

There are regions, such as Bosnia, where the Muslim populations are modern and moderate, and there are progressive and reformist forces within Islam.

If you cannot see the truth, is it because you don't look. Here is a picture of a couple of Kosovo's "modern and moderate" Muslims Ms. Young lauds:
A young Muslim man takes a picture of his friend urinating on a burned down church in Kosovo.



#1 soccer dad 13-Jun-2008
" Obviously not all Muslims are terrorists but, regrettably, the majority of the terrorists in the world are Muslims. The kidnappers of the students in Ossetia are Muslims. The kidnappers and killers of the Nepalese workers and cooks are also Muslims. Those who rape and murder in Darfour are Muslims, and their victims are Muslims as well. Those who blew up the residential complexes in Riyadh and Al-Khobar are Muslims. Those who kidnapped the two French journalists are Muslims. The two [women] who blew up the two planes [over Russia] a week ago are Muslims. Bin Laden is a Muslim and Al-Houthi [the head of a terrorist group in Yemen] is a Muslim. The majority of those who carried out suicide operations against buses, schools, houses, and buildings around the world in the last ten years are also Muslims.

#2 forest 13-Jun-2008
The numbers you quote get even more lopsided when you consider motive. Most non-Muslims involved in terrorism and armed conflict are not motivated by their religion.

In most conflict involving Muslims, Islam is explicitly cited as the motivation, or it is at least used as a justification. And it's easy to use it as a justification for violence because Muhammad was violent and intolerant in the extreme, so the religion he invented is as well. There's no getting around it.

Religion ought to moderate and mitigate our worst tendencies, but Islam does the opposite.
#3 Steve (Brussels) 16-Jun-2008
There are 27 armed conflicts ongoing in the world nowadays and 25 of them involve moslims. There are more moslims killed by other moslims than by non-moslims. Moslims claim that islam is the fastest growing religion in the world. I do'nt know for sure but it certainly is the fastest killing religion in the world. Their birthrate is very high: 5,3 children per moslim women against 1,7 for western women. That's why Boumedienne, the then President of Algeria mentionned in 1974 at the United Nations: "It is the belly of our women that will provide us the victory" (C'est le ventre de nos femmes qui nous offrira la victoire).
#4 DMartyr 17-Jun-2008
Steve - You'd think they'd treat their women better!

Imagine if Islam actually respected women and made them equal to men as far as income, education, and justice. At that birth rate, we would certainly be closer to a world-wide caliphate than any muslime today could hope for...
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