For too long, the world has catered to Islam; and we have reaped what we have sown for our trouble. Based on the erroneous concept that Islam is a “religion of peace,” various leaders of nations worldwide have succumbed to the oft-touted “victimhood” of Muslims and Islam and have endeavored to give Islam an affirmative action-type leg up. This frequently means granting Islam privileges that Christians do not even receive here in the United States.
Whether we watch as the San Francisco Airport turns part of one of its parking garages into an area specifically dedicated to Muslim prayer at taxpayer expense (complete with foot-washing basins) or something else entirely, Islam continues to receive special access. We can only wonder why this is the case.
While it’s true that not all Muslims are terrorists, it seems clear enough that nearly all terrorists are Muslim. This, in and of itself, should help us seriously rethink our position that Islam is a religion of peace.
A very recent example of how our leaders cater to Islam is in the FBI’s decision to pull the “Faces of Global Terrorism” ad. Why? Simply put, it offended Muslims. Apparently, some Muslims believe that the ad created “stereotypes of Muslims and painting a broad brush against one group.” Unfortunately, nearly 100% of terrorist acts (just shy of 21,000) since the original 9/11 were perpetrated by Muslims or people connected with Islamic groups.
This idea that we need to be careful about offending the sensibilities of a particular group seems to only extend to groups that can successfully paint themselves as “victims.” In a politically correct world, this type of determination goes a long way in clouding issues that need to be openly discussed. Instead, the issues are ignored.
The only group within America (or possibly the world) that is not granted protection from offense are white male Christians. Within politically correct circles, white Christian males are said to be the main “oppressor” of all other groups. Because of this, white Christian males do not need protection; but other groups are said to need protection from them.
Muslims coming essentially from third-world countries and continuing to mentally and emotionally live in the time of Muhammad (in spite of the fact that it is 2013) are understood to be victims because they are in a minority class. Because of this, how dare the FBI paint with such a broad brush stroke, implying that “all” Muslims are terrorists.
In actuality, the “Faces of Global Terrorism” ad is simply a giant wanted poster, reflecting the truth that there are specific individuals (shown and named on the billboard) who are known terrorists. Can it be helped that they are all connected to Islam (or because of that, the FBI is supposed to downplay things by possibly not using the word “terrorism” in the ad)? That is an absurd (yet not an unusual) demand for those heavily steeped in political correctness.
Recently, Muslims in the UK clamored against allowing Robert Spencer and Pamela Geller to enter that country. The reason? It is stated that these two individuals breed hatred toward Islam. The real reason has to do with the fact that these two brave souls tell the truth about Islam, and that is something that Muslims do not want out there. We need more people like Robert Spencer and Pamela Geller to tell the world the truth about Islam. Beyond this, we need leaders who are willing to see and tell that same truth. Where are they?
The world needs to stop accommodating Islam as it has been doing. We need to stop cowering because we are afraid of offending Muslim sensibilities, when in point of fact, the destruction, mayhem, and fear engendered by Islam is all too real (and there appears to be no end in sight.) Giving into Muslims’ demands simply tells them that – in this case – the ad wasn’t telling the truth and simply encourages them to continue their demands to gain yet more privileges.
The global ad on terrorism does tell the truth, and it must continue to tell the truth. Muslims need to learn that they must play by everyone’s rules or not at all. How can they learn that if those in authority cave into Islam’s demands? We continue to cater to Islam to our own detriment.