Howard Dean told us that Muslim terrorists are not Muslim. That is probably news to them. Instead Dean calls these people a cult.
In this version of doublespeak, pedophile Catholic priests are not Catholic, they are a cult. Yet the world reviles pedophilia in the Catholic church as a horrific part of the whole, in fact, as a powerful representation of this whole.
Too much misrepresentation of the truth today passes for truth. We have lost the ability to use judgement and logic. Our language and thought processes are meant to trick us.
“Arabic activists” call themselves Muslim. Take their word for it. Why try to pigeonhole them into something else?
Call out the crap as you see it.
A few years ago, I communicated with an Islamic blogger about the division between our cultures. I timidly asked if there can be any coming together, middle ground where we can live in peace. He said, I’m sorry, no.
About 15 years ago, an Iranian woman said that the West should get all the Christians out of Iran and kill the rest. My husband and I couldn’t believe what we were hearing.
But they are your people. You don’t understand, kill them.
How can you say that? You don’t understand their mentality.
Everyone? You don’t understand, there is no other way.
So, anyone, is there another way? Is the most we can hope for is the word Sorry before the bullet hits the head?
All I know is that worrying about backlash against the Islamic community is moving down my list of concerns.