Monday, February 06, 2006

Why No Muslim Outrage?

While reading The Logic Lifeline I found this by Neil Boortz:

1) Muslims fly commercial airliners into buildings in New York City. No Muslim outrage.
2) Muslim officials block the exit where school girls are trying to escape a burning building because their faces were exposed. No Muslim outrage.
3) Muslims cut off the heads of three teenaged girls on their way to school in Indonesia. A Christian school. No Muslim outrage.
4) Muslims murder teachers trying to teach Muslim children in Iraq. No Muslim outrage.
5) Muslims murder over 80 tourists with car bombs outside cafes and hotels in Egypt. No Muslim outrage.
6) A Muslim attacks a missionary children's school in India. Kills six. No Muslim outrage.
7) Muslims slaughter hundreds of children and teachers in Beslan, Russia. Muslims shoot children in the back. No Muslim outrage.
8) Let's go way back. Muslims kidnap and kill athletes at the Munich Summer Olympics. No Muslim outrage.
9) Muslims fire rocket-propelled grenades into schools full of children in Israel. No Muslim outrage.
10) Muslims murder more than 50 commuters in attacks on London subways and busses. Over 700 are injured. No Muslim outrage.
11) Muslims massacre dozens of innocents at a Passover Seder. No Muslim outrage.
12) Muslims murder innocent vacationers in Bali. No Muslim outrage.
13) Muslim newspapers publish anti-Semitic cartoons. No Muslim outrage
14) Muslims are involved, on one side or the other, in almost every one of the 125+ shooting wars around the world. No Muslim outrage.
15)Muslims beat the charred bodies of Western civilians with their shoes, then hang them from a bridge. No Muslim outrage.

...Newspapers in Denmark and Norway publish cartoons depicting Mohammed. Muslims are outraged.

It sort of leaves you scratching your head until you remember a basic tenet of this religious group. There is an underlying justification for all 15 items mentioned above. We are infidels, we are little more than animals (see anti-Semitic cartoons)... why should there be outrage? A sense of fairness is wasted on anyone outside the Muslim Community. We are beneath their consideration. Do Muslims feel that expressing outrage would be to deny their superiority and be unfaithful to their teachings? I don't know, but sadly, it's a legitimate question.

It's like the worst of racism... only it's religionism.

I personally see no benefit from producing cartoons that insult people. It seems rude. But I also feel that placating and attempting to appease radical Muslims will only embolden them.


All_I_Can_Stands said...

Thanks for the mention. I think what burns me the most about all of this is the US News media (specifically CNN) not showing them "out of respect for Islam".

I don't care whether they show the cartoons or not. I don't care if they have respect for Islam or not. I do care about a blindingly double standard where it comes to their history where they have shown items offensive to Christianity. Instead of respect for Christianity, they have shown ridicule and disdain.

If instead of stating the "out of respect" line, they had said "out of total fear that we will bring violence on ourselves or others, we are refraining from showing..." I would not be so angry.

Larry Head said...

I adressed this somewhat satirically in my blog. I think what we have here is them showing just exactly why they must be watched so very carfully. I looked at the cartoons and read the danish paper (with a little translation of course) and they did not seem offensive or even provacative. But then I believe an artist has the right to emote artistically. If I don't want to see it I close my eyes. Perhaps the muslims are concerned that we will start to identify their actions with their beliefs and act to stop