Muslim Leadership / Media
Numb To Muslim Slaughtering Of Non-Muslims
Grant Swank, Jr
Martin of the Washington Times puts it this week, the Muslim leadership,
and Muslim media in particular, is simply numb to Muslim slaughtering of
non-Muslims. They sit on their hands. They cover their eyes. They donít
open their mouths in protest. Itís just as if the international killers
on behalf of Islam did not exist.
goes per usual with the killing-texted Koran which dictates to devotees to
get rid of all non-Muslims ó wiping them off the planet. Therefore, the
enthusiasts continue in the killing while the leadership continues
drinking whatever they are drinking. But it surely does not produce an
outrage at the barbaric acts performed in the name of Allah.
one of the reasons is because Islam followers have for so long crippled
their women, set fire to Christian churches and put away non-Muslims
whenever convenient. In other words, that which has become a way of life
need not be changed. Further, though protests come from other parts of the
world, there is no imperative that the Muslim leadership, including the
so-called spiritual heads known as "clerics," say one word in
discipline. After all, the Muslims doing the killing are simply following
the expected. Therefore, instead of being castigated, they are to be
Thatís what has been the stagnant state in the
. It has gone on for so long because of Yasser Arafat and Company setting
the example of killing off non-Muslims. When it comes to
, of course, it is the slaughter of the Jews, every last Jew ó all since
May 14, 1984, when
was established as a legitimate nation by the United Nations.
So it is
that Paul Martin sets forth in his editorial that "the beheadings of
two Americans in
this week have been treated as unwelcome developments in the Arab press,
but the concern has been more for the image of Muslims than for the
"Most organizations continued to cast the outrage as a small part of
a wider conflict in which the
is seen as the prime culprit.
survey of the Arabic press in the past few days found that almost all
reported the kidnappings of two Americans and a Briton and the Internet
posting of statements and videotapes depicting the grisly killings of the
two Americans. Appeals for mercy from the family of British hostage
Kenneth Bigley also were widely reported.
in most cases, the stories were quickly overtaken by extensive and
colorful reports of bloodshed elsewhere in
or in the Palestinian territories."
when the Muslim killing-of-others is reported in the Muslim press, it is
as a cold fact. The result then can very well be that Muslim enthusiasts
see the report as a stimulus to keep on keeping on with the slicing and
dicing. No discipline called for. No protest measured by the Muslim
leadership. No labeling the "faith" acts as from hell. Just a
simple, cold-set report.
"Al Jazeera, the most widely watched Arabic television channel,
conducted a telephone poll during its top debating program, the Other
Direction. In it, 93 percent of viewers said they approved of kidnapping
ó even though by then, one of the two American hostages had been
"Laborer Mohammad Jassem. . .defended the right of Iraqis to kill and
terrify Americans and those who work with them."
It will be the same in
unless the leadership calls Islam a killing religion rather than
constantly referring to it as a "peace religion." Unless the
press gets with the reality check, the
will come under the same slicing and dicing as in other parts of the
Itís a matter of survival.