Following the terrorist attack on the Twin Towers on 9/11, muslims have been getting a hard time – viewed with hatred and suspicion as potential terrorists because they share the same religion as a handful of killers. This is grossly unfair. The actions and views of a few individuals do not represent the views of the majority of muslims (at least the ones I live and work with)
I am in total sympathy then when muslims complain about this unfair generalization and argue that islam is not the warlike religion of hate and violence portrayed in the media – that it is a religion that preaches peace and love.
What then to make of the . . . violent attacks by muslims on US embassy staff abroad in response to a crappy film by an individual US citizen that reportedly mocks the prophet Mohammad?
If you or your family are attacked I will sympathise and understand if you seek vengeance against your attacker. If you or your family are attacked and you seek vengeance NOT against your attacker but against some innocent passerby who happens to share some characteristic with your attacker, you will get no sympathy from me.
Bemoaning that muslims everywhere are being unfairly blamed for the actions of a few terrorists while at the same time blaming and attacking americans everywhere because one sad little man in the USA insults the prophet Mohammad is called ‘hypocrisy’ in my book
And where exactly in the Qu’ran does it say violent attacks are an appropriate response to any perceived insult to the prophet Mohammad ? (http://tinyurl.com/953q8zx)