Monday, March 27, 2006

Muslim bashing, or Just The Facts?

An article written by Moustafa Bayoumi,, a professor in the English Department at Brooklyn College, City University of New York snivels about Muslim “bashing’.

Bayoumi writes “A new Washington Post/ABC News poll found that 46 percent of Americans hold negative perceptions of Islam, 7 percentage points higher than after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The poll also discovered that a third of the respondents have recently heard prejudiced comments against Muslims.”

Now why anyone have that opinion of this religion of “peace”? (For non-Muslims, it’s more like Rest In Peace, or pieces) For this writing, I won’t get into the false teachings of Mohammed and his followers.

Could the negative view be because several years ago, if you recall, 19 MUSLIMS hijacked planes and flew them, or attempted to fly them into occupied buildings? Could it also be because of the brutal beheadings of hostages and captured prisoners in Iraq and the Philippines?

Maybe they remember that currently, there is a man in an Afghanistan jail facing death because he converted to Christianity. Death is a clear and present danger to Christian converts in Muslim countries. In most Muslim countries, even owning a Bible is a crime.
ould it be because of the way women are treated in (mostly Arab) Muslim countries? Perhaps some of the people polled have heard the stories of how in Muslim countries, rape victims are murdered by their husbands or male family members for reasons of “honor”.

Perhaps many of the people polled heard of the rapes in Sweden, Norway and Australia by Muslim men on girls they considered sluts because they don’t dress themselves in sheets, or they’ve heard of the rapes of Christian girls in places like Pakistan, the Sudan and other Muslim, or Muslim-controlled countries.
In Pakistan, women are sometimes sentenced to be raped. I wonder if they have trouble finding men to carry out the sentence.

Bayoumi whines about opposition to the Dubai ports deal, speaking of the use of “scare tactics” in opposing the deal. The UAE may not be on our list of terrorist nations, but the UAE has been used to support terrorism. In fact, a plan to bomb Bin Laden was abandoned because he was in the company of UAE citizens.

Could it be because people remember the bombings, hijackings and terrorist attacks, more than often, committed by Muslims during the 70’s and 80’s?

It’s usually at this point that some apologist for Muslim terrorism will bring up the bombings of abortion clinics and killings of abortionists. Here are two questions for you. Since the last attack on an abortionist or abortion clinic, how many violent attacks have there been by Muslims. Also, when a misguided Christian (?) commits such an attack, who are among the first to condemn it? Christians.

Obviously, not all Muslims or Arabs are terrorists, but it is rare to hear a Muslim condemn terrorist attacks without adding “but” and going on to snivel about Israel and/or the U.S.




Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The terrorists are traitors to their own faith, trying, in effect, to hijack Islam itself. The enemy of America is not our many Muslim friends; it is not our many Arab friends. Our enemy is a radical network of terrorists, and every government that supports them."
- GW Bush Sept. 20th 2001

Maybe you should listen to Bush?

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bush isn't exactly the sharpest knife in the drawer.



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