Just to underline just how correct Pat Condell is in his assessment of ‘Progressives’ – one just recently published a study describing just how racist the Israeli Defense Forces were.
The hypothesis went something like this: IDF soldiers are racist against Palestinians and show their contempt by raping Palestinian women.
Then, there was much going about and collecting evidence to support this hypothesis: except there was one slight problem….the Pallywood propaganda about IDF soldiers frequently raping Palestinian women was eactly that – propaganda, with no factual basis.
But – the ‘study’ was underway? How is a ‘Progressive Intellectual’ to salvage this situation?
The answer is really quite clear, isn’t it: RACISM!!!!
That’s right – racism.
The IDF soldiers are SOOOOOOO ‘racist’, they consider Palestinian women SOOOOOO ‘below’ them, they won’t even stoop to raping them!!!
We so need much more of this!
Among a deluge of news about Islamic extremists burning/demolishing/desecrating Christian churches, Hindu and Buddhist temples and Synagogues all throughout the Muslim world, among the news of religious murders and bombings, it is most excellent to see moderate Muslims standing up for religious tolerance and protecting their Christian neighbours during worship:
‘Hand in hand as many as 200-300 people formed a human chain outside the St Anthony’s Church adjacent to the District Police Lines at the Empress Road, in a show of solidarity with the victims of the Peshawar church attack two weeks back, which resulted in over a 100 deaths. The twin suicide attack on All Saints church occurred after Sunday mass ended and is believed to be the country’s deadliest attack on Christians.
Standing in the small courtyard of St Anthony’s Church, as Mufti Mohammad Farooq delivered a sermon quoting a few verses of the Holy Quran that preached tolerance and respect for other beliefs, Father Nasir Gulfam stepped right next to him after having conducted a two hour long Sunday service inside the church. The two men stood should to shoulder, hand in hand as part of the human chain that was formed outside the church not just as a show of solidarity but also to send out a message, ‘One Nation, One Blood’.
As part of an attempt to sensitize the public at large, the human chain was the second such event after a similar had been organized in Karachi last week outside the St Patrick’s Cathedral by an organization called Pakistan For All – a collective of citizens concerned about the growing attacks on minorities.
“Well the terrorists showed us what they do on Sundays. Here we are showing them what we do on Sundays. We unite,” said Mohammad Jibran Nasir, the organizer who made the calls for the event on social media.’
It takes a lot of bravery for people to stand up against the fanatics within their own group, whatever that group may be – religious, political or social. But, when they do, we must do all we can to support them and spread the word about their actions!
Pat Condell has hit the nail on the head with this one!
Just like Obama’s snarking that he did not have any idea that Jeremiah Wright was preaching anything hateful – even though he credited that man with converting him to Christianity and regularly attended his sermons did not fly and he was eventually forced to throw him under the proverbial bus id he wanted to retain a shred of respectability, so do moderate Muslims have to publicly and openly denounce every hate preacher who infiltrates their mosques. Passive silence is not an option when violent, seditious and murderous actions are being promoted, by anyone, anywhere, under any pretext.
The moderate Muslims must vote with their feet and walk out from hate-sermons, ostracize hate-preachers. If they remain with the Islamists, they must accept being treated as Islamists!
It is not possible to reclaim Islam from the Islamists without standing up to them. If those Muslims who tell us the extremists are high-jacking their religion do not take it back from them, then the 21st century Islam will be defined by them.
Except then, there will be nowhere to run to escape the Sharia!
Over the last little while, have come across some very interesting articles and such which I want to post about – but simply don’t have the capacity to fully explore. So, I’d like to catch up by presenting a whole bunch of them in one post for your pleasure!
Interesting DIY inventions are coming out of China.
The mystery of the ‘Skeleton Lake’ (India) seems to be solved.
Were the Eastern Crusades defensive wars?
On the copyright/erosion-of-privacy/governments-spying-on-citizens/corporatism front:
Meanwhile, in Science:
And in the economy:
Political Islam/Creeping Sharia:
And if you want more links to various articles to read, check out Steynian 468nth.