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Saturday, September 04, 2004  

Heart of Darkness

I've been saying for some time now that Islam is evil. Evil at its heart and core. That seems like hyperbolic bigotry or prejudice to many. But those many haven't really looked at Islam and its founder, nor embraced their own western faiths with much devotion or understanding.

Ralph Peters writes:

If Muslim religious leaders around the world will not publicly condemn the taking of children as hostages and their subsequent slaughter — if those "men of faith" will not issue a condemnation without reservations or caveats — then no one need pretend any longer that all religions are equally sound and moral.

Where is the outrage in the Muslim world?

A visitor in Pakistan once noted the strangeness of encountering what he believed were charmingly polite and hospitable people except he noticed that these people had a congenital deformity. They could not feel any sympathy for anyone who was not of their group or tribe.

They might cry buckets over a muslim child accidentally killed or who made a "martyr" of himself, and yet be completely indifferent to the horrific murders of other children or women or men.

That is the philosophy and mannerof the savage and barbarian throughout history.


Cleric supports targeting children
By Rajeev Syal

An extremist Islamic cleric based in Britain said yesterday that he would support hostage-taking at British schools if carried out by terrorists with a just cause.

Omar Bakri Mohammed, the spiritual leader of the extremist sect al-Muhajiroun, said that holding women and children hostage would be a reasonable course of action for a Muslim who has suffered under British rule.

Mr Mohammed, 44, who lives in Edmonton, north London, but is originally from Syria, also claimed that the Chechen rebels were not responsible for the deaths of more than 350 people - at least half of them children - who are so far known to have died in Beslan.

"The Mujahideen [Chechen rebels] would not have wanted to kill those people, because it is strictly forbidden as a Muslim to deliberately kill women and children. It is the fault of the Russians," he said.

I realize this creature does not represent all Muslims, but I must still rest my case. The Muslim world is not denouncing this attitude or these acts in any significant way.

posted by Mark Butterworth | 1:48 PM |