Submit or Die
” Many commentators have pointed out the apparent hypocrisy: Muslims are outraged by cartoons satirizing Islamic extremism while in Muslim countries Christianity and Judaism are attacked viciously and routinely.
Many commentators are missing the point: These protesters — and those who incite them — are not asking for mutual respect and equality. They are not saying: “It’s wrong to speak ill of a religion.” They are saying: “It’s wrong to speak ill of our religion.” They are not standing up for a principle. They are laying down the law. They are making it as clear as they can that they will not tolerate “infidels” criticizing Muslims. They also are making it clear that infidels should expect criticism — and much worse — from Muslims.
They are attempting nothing less than the establishment of a new world order in which the supremacy of what they call the Nation of Islam is acknowledged, and “unbelievers” submit — or die. Call it an offer you can’t refuse.
If you don’t understand this, listen harder. In London, Anjem Choudary — a Muslim Fascist if ever there was one — told demonstrators that Pope Benedict XVI deserves to be killed — for daring to quote a Byzantine emperor’s description of Islam as a religion “spread by the sword.”
“The Muslims take their religion very seriously,” Choudary explained as if to a disobedient child, “and non-Muslims must appreciate that and must also understand that there may be serious consequences if you insult Islam and the Prophet. Whoever insults the message of Mohammed is going to be subject to capital punishment.”
Can’t get much clearer than that but I suspect we will get another dithery round of Muslim apologists (Most notably the NYT) telling us we need to be sensitive…I’m tired of being sensitive and I suspect that I’m not alone. I also suspect that some tough language and actions are not that far away.
How a group, probably not numbering in the tens of millions, that lives in the poorest part of the world with a per capita income that makes Mexicans look like Donald Trump, with absolutely no military power can cow the rest of the world’s population absolutely astonishes me.
Note: Okay, maybe not China, I seem to recall that any religions, not just “the religion of peace” is taboo there and they seem to have a fairly harsh reaction to those groups who try to push religion.