Monday, February 13, 2006

The Majority of Muslims are Peaceful - So What?

Whenever the question of Islam and violence is raised, we are repeatedly told that “the vast majority of Muslims are peaceful,” and that Islam is a “religion of peace.” This is entirely accurate, and entirely irrelevant.

The vast majority of Germans living in the Nazi era were also peaceful; very few ever laid a hand on a Jew. The vast majority of Russians never killed anyone while 20-40 million of their fellow citizens were murdered by Stalin. The threat to civilization coming from within Islam is not negated by the fact that the great majority of Muslims are not violent. The “cartoon riots” provide evidence of this. Most of the people rioting and protesting have never seen the cartoons, and only took to the streets months after the cartoons were published because their Imams told them to do it. So it’s probably more accurate to say that Muslims are stupid dupes and puppets rather than violent or evil. Germany was a threat to civilization because Nazis and their ideology took over German society while the majority of Germans (the “peaceful Germans”) either supported Nazi ideals or did nothing. Russia was a threat to civilization because Communists took over the country, and the great majority of Russians either supported them out of fear or did nothing. Islamic society is becoming a threat to civilization because Islamic totalitarians and terrorists are taking over those societies while a majority of Muslims either support their ideals or do nothing. That is why it is meaningless and dishonest to deny the threat to civilization coming from various Muslim countries by noting that most Muslims are not violent. Only a handful of Saudis terrorized America on 9/11, but a large majority of Saudis support Osama bin Laden. Few Palestinians strap bombs onto their children's bodies, but the majority of them support such evil – they elected Hamas after all. At this moment, the dominant strain of Islamic thought is totalitarian, meaning that wherever possible, a government should be Islamic and govern according to a strict interpretation of the Sharia (Muslim religious law). Furthermore, the Islamists believe these religious laws should be imposed violently, as they were in the Sudan, Nigeria, Afghanistan and elsewhere. In addition, the dominant ideological trend in much of Islamic society is hate-filled. Their peaceful lifestyle is not influencing the hateful trends in their religion.

So the fact that the majority of those living in Islamic countries are good people is of no consequence. Unless they do something to condemn and to isolate the totalitarians and terrorists in their midst, history will judge them as it has all the good Germans during the Holocaust – guilty!

7 comments:

MississippiMud said...

FANTASTIC ARTICLE !

Charles North said...

Thanks Jeff. I really appreciate your link. Keep watching those Mosques.

Ryan said...

Quality stuff as always.

You make a great point by comparing the Muslims to the Germans. Silence only implies consent with these people. The fact that all Muslims are so condecending to us in the west is what is truly frightening. Killing a gringo is no dfferent to killing a cockroach to them.

Charles North said...

Ouch! But at least we'll survive a nuclear war.

steve said...

I agree with your point that if the silent do nothing they are quilty by association. I try to live by the quote "all evil needs to succeed is for good men to do nothing." This rings true throughout human life and especially true to Christian living. But to lump the silent majority in with the destructive minority in somewhat judgemental. I spent 12 months living and working along side and against many Muslim believers. In my experience lack of education and a strong belief in what they have been taught since childhood has led to their action or inaction. Ignorance is in no means bliss but it is what guides many of these people in thier actions and decision making. I have read the Koran, as errant as it is, it is an overall peacefull book. But it never frowns upon violence to defeate the enemies of Islam. I am in no means saying the silent ones are inocent, just that thier religion teaches them that the Koran is above the understanding level of the common man. Does this sound familar, it was the basic teaching of judaism of the Pharasees. They taught this out of self preservation and mislead countless number of children of God. But are those missguided condemned for their ignorance? Maybe, but that is why Christ came the first time to set the record staight and free the ignorant from thier ignorance. To make known the unknown. I fear I have rambled and not expressed in words my true meaning. I just want to make the point that we as humans tend to react to cituations based upon our teachings and experience. I have experienced more than I care to. I have seen the shedding of guilty and inocent blood in the streets of Baghdad and can attest to the fact that Muslim and American blood spills the same color. My point is we are all human. Before I got to know some Muslims/Iraqies I to lumped them all in the same group. But now understand better thier standing in life, and the standing of countless Jews that did nothing during the haulocast either. Fear is a great motivator and a great parilizer.

Charles North said...

Thanks for that perspective Steve. So mnay people have made this cultural clash way too simplistic - "Christians good, Muslims bad!" I know it's never that simple. What about the Christians in Iraq who had protections under Saddam, but are now suffering under Shi'ite rule? Too many people fall through the cracks. So I hear you man.

Anonymous said...

Charles North, You are so ignorant. Who da f***k are you to judge muslims? Get over it and stop being a loser.