After the Paris Attacks, Business as Usual

Mumin Salih

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  1. madfijian says:

    Reading through the comments on the various threads i am just staring to wonder if this blog is being hijacked by Pro Christian fundamentalists. While Islam is the worst of all the organized faiths at this time in human history i simply see all other faiths as being the same dumb ideologies with not a shred of hard evidence to support their myths. Even a casual look at Egyptian and Greek Mythology should suggest to the open minded logical thinker where the core of Christian beliefs come from. And believe it or not the followers of Jesus have about as much or more blood of the innocents on their hands as Muslims throughout recorded history. Hmm i wonder which book were they following than.”Walla the Bible” . We all hate Islam and what it stands for but lets not drop to their level by saying one religion is better than another because it simply is not and that is exactly what Muslims well at least most of them do and thus the barbarism. In their warped mind their faith is so good that it has to be imposed on all of us by love or force.

  2. Walter Sieruk says:

    To Richard, I did strive to be fair and don’t all blame the Muslims in the city I live in or other cities I visit for the vicious and brutal actions of militant Muslim that do engage in the violent jihad of Islam. Many times ,if they seen willing , I do give them an invitation to sit down with me and find out from the Bible what it really teaches about the nature of Jesus, as in First John 2:22,23 and the teachings Of Jesus ,as in John 14:6. So don’t think don’t care about people who are Muslims.

  3. Richard says:

    Do you think that St Silouan lacked compassion for the vicitms of militant atheism? Remember that those words were written at a time when his Russian church was going through Stalin’s holocaust and many were being murdered at the hands of the atheists. The two instances of compassion are not mutually exclusive.

    Re the old testament – here is another commentary on St Isaac:

    St Isaac claims, one should not interpret literally those Old Testament texts where the terms wrath, anger, hatred and others are used of the Creator. If such anthropomorphic terms occur in Scripture, they are used in a figurative sense, for God never does anything out of wrath, anger or hatred: everything of that sort is far removed from His Nature. We should not read everything literally as it is written, but rather see within the bodily exterior of the Old Testament narratives the hidden providence and eternal knowledge of God. ‘Fear God out of love for Him, and not for the reputation of austerity that has been attributed to Him’

    Remember Jesus said “Father forgive them – they know not what they do.”

    If we cannot stretch to that level of compassion then that is our weakness.

    I do not feel the need to forgive the ideology (Islam) that led Abaaoud to his evil deeds – but ultimately he is another victim of that ideology.

    The problem is that so many western leaders are prepared to forgive the ideology.

  4. Walter Sieruk says:

    To Richard, we had gone over this ,somewhat, before..To state things in another way. what you put down about having “a merciful heart ” I can keyboard that I do have a merciful heart in the sense that I give much sympathy and empathy to the people who were victims of those demonic jihad attacks in Paris. As the that Islamic fiend and mastermind of those Islamic terror attacks, that character is where of put a limit on compassion. My compassion is for the victims of those jihad terror attack in Paris. How about telling all the fathers and mothers of the sons and daughter who were murdered that night that I should feel sorry for that jihadist mastermind ? Think about that ! So as that jihadist villain and mastermind, Abaaoud. Let his name rot. For the Bible teaches “the name of the wicked will rot.” Proverbs 10:7. [N.K.J.V.]

  5. Richard says:

    Re Abaaoud
    We must not fall into the same error – here is a story of St Silouan:

    ‘It was particularly characteristic of Staretz Silouan to pray for the dead suffering in the hell of separation from God’, writes Fr Sophrony, and he goes on to recall an exchange that he overheard between the Starets and a somewhat dour hermit:

    I remember a conversation between him and a certain hermit, who declared with evident satisfaction, ‘God will punish all atheists. They will burn in everlasting fire.’

    Obviously upset, The Staretz said:

    ‘Tell me, supposing you went to paradise and there looked down and saw somebody burning in hell-fire – would you feel happy?’

    ‘It can’t be helped. It would be their own fault,’ said the hermit.

    The Staretz answered him with a sorrowful countenance:

    ‘Love could not bear that,’ he said. ‘We must pray for all’

    and here is a famous passage from St Isaac the Syrian – a contemporary of Mohammed (What a difference!)

    What is a merciful heart? It is a heart on fire for the whole of creation, for humanity, for the birds, for the animals, for demons, and for every created thing. At the recollection and at the sight of them such a person’s eyes overflow with tears owing to the vehemence of the compassion which grips his heart; as a result of his deep mercy his heart shrinks and cannot bear to hear or look on any injury or the slightest suffering of anything in creation. This is why he constantly offers up prayer full of tears, even for the irrational animals and for enemies of truth, even for those who harm him, so that they may be protected and find mercy.

  6. Walter Sieruk says:

    After those brutal malicious and murderous jihad attacks that Friday night on November 13, 2015 it’s a very good this ,after a period or mourning, for the people of Paris and all of France to move on with their lives,as in to keep on living their own lives and not be afraid and go different places and do different things because of fear of future Islamic terror attacks. For to live in fear would make the jihadist enemy happy. Furthermore, it also should be added that the jihadist chief and mastermind Abaaoud, of those heinously evil jihad terror attacks that was so malice-filled , vicious sand murderous in which all those people died in different parts of the the city of Paris that it was reported that he had said “It is nice to see the blood of infidels.” The he was actually glad is that awful disaster in Paris only showed his ruthless, heartless and demonic Islamic mindset. As for that hideous way of thinking as to be glad at the calamity of all those people in Paris, is an affront to all that is good and right. Nevertheless, it came back on Abaaoud that very same week and came back down on him hard. For before the very next Friday came he in died in violence. For the Bible teaches “He who is glad at calamity will not go unpunished.” Proverbs 17:5. [N.K.J.V.] In addition, Abaaoud had found out the hard way that he was taught and believed in total falsehoods from the Koran about a houris, filled paradise for the jihadist “martyr.” For he had a very harsh reality check after he died. As to not find himself in any kind of “a paradise” but instead he found himself trapped ad a terrible place of suffering in fire that the Bible calls hell. It’s now too late for him to repent for the evils ways and there is no hope for him now at all. As harsh as this seem so some its still the Bible’s truth. Another way to look at it is that Abaaoud was very happy when all those people dies in Paris. He is not happy now.

  7. Ra says:

    Muslim hordes are conquering Europe with sex, while European men are just watching.

  8. Babs says:

    Thought-provoking article, and I particularly agree that those afflicted of them need to have courage and political determination to rid themselves of the PC and multiculturalism mindset.

    Sadly PC and the perversion of multiculturalism have been introjected by so many, the media spreads them, and all our schools teach them, and our police forces are frozen and immobile in the face of infringements of them which require them to be mindful rather than following them blindly.

    Perhaps the answer is to name, as often as is necessary, the ways in which PC and multiculturalism have failed us all, how our politicians and religious leaders have misinterpreted them so that Islam, in the parasitic way it always has, is using them to keep its promise to force us to destroy ourselves by our own miserable hands.

    But nowhere is it written that we have to go gentle in to that good night. We owe to it our children and grandchildren and all future generations to stand up and speak out, yell if needs be, until we are heard.

    @commoner I agree with what your write about knee jerk reactions and short-term focused foreign policy

  9. Richard says:

    @Commoner ” what angers me is the same shock and outrage was never on display by the West when Mumbai was attacked in 2008.”
    agreed – not to mention Beslanwhich also failed to provoke a proportionate response inthe West

  10. vararuci says:

    A most well reasoned argument. One that is unencumbered by political correctness. Thanks for the refreshingly honest essay.

  11. Commoner says:

    Whule I totally condemn Paris attacks, earlier London ànd Madrid attacks what angers me is the same shock and outrage was never on display by the West when Mumbai was attacked in 2008. As if the 200+ people that died on 26/11 didnt matter.

    West has to abandon this duplicity and move away from its knee jerk and shor term focussed foreign policy. America knows where most of the Islamic Terrorists come from but still shamelessly mention these countries as its ally on war on terror. What an irony