Monday, July 02, 2007

Not going to take it any more?

We've all heard people accuse Muslims of "not standing up" to condemn extremism in their midst, especially after the kinds of incidents that took place in the UK this weekend. I think that's an unfair charge, since there is no formal head of the Islamic world and basically anyone can call himself an imam with his own take on the Koran. Plus, there is a heavy intimidation factor...Muslim extremists have a pronounced tendency to shoot the infidels first and ask questions later, if ever. But it looks as if some British Muslims have had enough from their young today's Independent, Yasmin Alibhai-Brown visits with some of her neighbors and finds them angry and very critical of the misdeeds committed by their co-religionists. They're ready to send them back where they came from(!).


Blogger TomCat said...

Why are these same people not calling for the condemnation of the Christian extremists that they support, such as Pat Robertson, who publicly called for the assassination of Hugo Chavez?

4:34 PM  
Blogger buckarooskidoo said...

As usual, great point...i wish i had a good answer. I think it's like anything else in this culture right now: if the guys in my tribe do it, the guys i I like, it's fine. If it's guys I don't happen to like or sympathize with, it's NOT okay. so much of what happens boils down to just that--exhibit "a" is the "law and order" Republicans cheering the Libby pardon.

10:55 PM  
Blogger TomCat said...

Amen to that. Hypocrisy 101.

4:06 PM  
Blogger Buttermilk Sky said...

At the height of the "troubles," no British journalist or official would have dreamed of blaming the Irish people for failing to condemn a few extremists (the IRA, remember them?).
Hypocrisy AND racism.

5:05 PM  

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