Sunday, April 3, 2011

Moderate American Muslims

Reading the news lately and for the most part that would be newspapers, news weekly magazines both in print as well as online a couple a thought has been reconfirmed.

There are no moderate Muslims in America … there is no Peace Now Muslim Movement.

How do I arrive at this conclusion? Let us go back a short while ago. There is a particular bigoted pastor in Florida who by his own reading of his religious text determined that it would be proper to desecrate another religions holy book. He decided that it would be proper as a Christian to burn a copy of the Koran and burn it in as public a manner as he could. Prior to his declaration, pretty much no one outside his community had ever heard of him. The next step was for the media to make this a real event by broadcasting it all over the world. The Pentagon and State Department were interviewed. Apparently, no one in his religious order above told him that this would not be a very Christian thing to do and even if they did … he did it anyway.

Now, I want to be very clear. He was absolutely wrong on so many counts. The Koran is a book, a symbol. The Koran is on the same level with the Jewish Torah - the Five Books of Moses - and the Christian New Testament. So, the pastor was wrong.

Almost a year later, Afghan Muslims finally get the word about what happened in northern Florida. Apparently their CNN and Fox News is delay or censored. Well, they got the news and then decided the appropriate response would be to murder seven (7) United Nations workers and seriously wound over 80 more people.

Now burning holy book is bad but murdering people because of it certainly worse.

In all of those news outlets, I did not read about or hear about one American Muslim group denouncing these murders. Not one real outcry against senseless murders which was supposedly because of the burning.

A couple of weeks ago, there was another incident you may have missed it because Time Magazine did not cover it and most news outlets buried in deep within their publications. Palestinian Arab Muslim terrorists broke into a Jewish home in the middle of the night and butchered both parents. Then, they murdered three small children by cutting their throats as they slept. This was a horrendous act by any definition. There is no possibility of saying that there is an excuse or justifiable reason … there is no reason that would justify the butchering of this family.

Again, you may not have heard about this gruesome murder because the media did not warrant it significantly newsworthy. It was no where near as newsworthy as some unknown pastor burning a book.

But my point is, once again there was no outcry from the moderate American Muslim community calling for an end to the murder of Jews. No American Muslim outcry for the ending of suicide bombers walking around Jerusalem looking for a good spot to blow themselves up and murder innocent civilians. No American Muslim moderates calling for the end of Palestinian rockets being launched daily against Jewish Israeli civilians.

Why not? The reason why there is no outcry, no one for the media to interview is that evidently there are no Moderate American Muslims. Don’t even ask about Liberal American Muslims. Can you imagine a counter part to the Jewish Israeli Peace Now Group … the Muslim Peace Now Movement demanding that Palestinians stop killing and accept one of the numerous offers of peace presented by numerous Israeli governments over the years. Well, apparently they do not exist so you can not ask them.

Maybe if there were Moderate American Muslims they could start with protesting the education system in the Palestinian controlled school. The schools that continue to teach their children that the only good Jew is a dead Jew and that the Palestinian state will include Tel Aviv and Haifa. Of course, the worldwide media does not deem this newsworthy either.

The reason you do not hear these cries for Moderation is that there are NO AMERICAN MODERATE OR LIBERAL MUSLIMS only those apparently have no problem with killing United Nations workers or Jews sleeping in their bed.

Instead we get stories about young professionals in the disputed territories texting about change. Just like there are similar stories about their Egyptian counterparts. We get these stories as if they were meaningful. In Egypt the Muslim Brotherhood is poised to take control and in Gaza Hamas murders its opponents. Text away young Arab professionals about how you want change but keep in mind you will get no support from AMERICAN MODERATE OR LIBERAL MUSLIMS because they do not exist.

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