December 14, 2010
Isn't It About Time to Teach Tolerance to the Muslims?Topics: Political News and commentaries, Understanding Islam
We keep hearing from the Obama administration and the liberal media about Islamophobia and concern about being tolerant of Islam. But what about Islam's tolerance of non-Muslims and America's traditional values?
Daniel Greenfield writes:
Every time a Muslim terrorist is caught trying to kill Americans in the name of Islam, the media and the politicians immediately go on full alert over the threat of an "Islamophobic backlash" against Muslims. Right away city mayors, district attorneys, law enforcement officials, sensitivity trainers, school board members, television executives and editorial writers go sliding down the TolerancePole(TM) on an urgent mission to head off the inevitable orgy of violence by ordinary Americans who are always presumed to be 5 minutes away from shouldering a battering ram and heading off to the nearest mosque-- by teaching tolerance toward Islam. That means embedding Islam even deeper into the school curriculum, adding a "positive depiction" of a Muslim to every TV show on the air, and arresting anyone who even looks funny at a Koran.Read it all ...
With all the energy expended on teaching Americans to be tolerant of Islam, you would think the streets of every major city were covered in the bodies of Muslims murdered by mobs of ignorant Americans who had never been exposed to the wonders of Islam. But 9 years after Muslims murdered thousands of Americans, there has yet to be such a case. The mobs have not materialized. Even the already inflated number of hate crimes targeting Muslims are a blip on the radar compared to how many such crimes target Jews and Blacks. The Islamophobic backlash that was on the verge of drowning Dearborn or Jersey City in a postmodern pogrom has never actually materialized.
So far Muslims have murdered thousands of Americans. And a single American filmmaker killed his Muslim partner when the latter expressed support for Al Qaeda right after 9/11. That was 9 years ago.
As of now the domestic murder scoreboard reads, "Muslims 3,000 - Americans 1". Anyone trained in the arcane arts of basic addition and subtraction can't help but look at that score and wonder if it's perhaps the people who have a kill count in the thousands who need to be taught tolerance, more than the schlubs who were just barely tolerant enough to score a 1.
[...] It's time to admit that the American-Muslim or Muslim-American experiment has failed badly. There is no magic ray of Americaness beaming down from the Statue Liberty that immediately transforms a new immigrant into a Yankee Doodle Dandy. It takes a willingness to be an American. Or at least a reluctance to kill Americans. But by the beard of the prophet, when the Koran crosses the border, its intolerance and genocidal imperatives do too. And unlike the members of every other major American religion who don't believe that they are under a current obligation by their deity to slaughter heathens and infidels-- Muslims still think they're on a mission from Allah to force the world to live by the rules set down by an illiterate 7th century warlord whose idea of a friendly greeting was 'Aslim Taslam', or in the latin, "Convert to My Religion and I Won't Kill You".
In the 9 years since 9/11, our authorities have assiduously taught tolerance to Americans, but absolutely failed to teach it to those who need it most. The Muslims who were killing Americans all along. Like sending crime victims to a 'Scared Straight' program at the local prison, while putting their muggers through self-defense classes, this approach hasn't exactly worked out too well. We don't have an urgent problem involving violence against Muslims. We do have an urgent problem involving violence by Muslims. It's the same problem we had nine years ago. And nineteen years ago. And two-hundred and nine years ago, when Jefferson sent in the United States Marines to set the Muslim pirates who thought that Allah had given them the right to raid American ships and sell their sailors into slavery, back on their heels.
As Greenfield goes on to point out, instead of being asked whether Americans are learning to be tolerant of Islam,it's about time to ask "when are Muslims going to finally learn to be tolerant of others?"
Posted by Richard at December 14, 2010 11:49 AM
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