Tuesday, 18 April 2006

Moral equivalence?

Is there a term for those who berate Westerners for being 'offensive' to Islamic culture, but who turn a blind eye to a religion that was born in violent conquest and which today mandates and endorses genital mutilation, the subjugation of women, the stoning of gays, the beheading of those who satirise their stone-age beliefs, and the violent institution of sharia law and dhimmitude across the globe?

What sort of person would get more angry at those being offensive to such a barbaric culture than they would at the practioners of barbarity themselves? Frankly, if barbarity like that doesn't offend you, then you've failed as a human being.

As Allie says here in 'Hating Islam':
Yeah. I'm intolerant of Islam. But you can go on being tolerant. If evil does not repel you.
LINKS: Hating Islam - Allie
Discrimination of women and child abuse - Middle-East-Info.org

TAGS: Multiculturalism, Religion, War, Cartoons, Sexism


  1. Well said.

    Incidently, have you noticed, on your 'hit cluster map' a preponderance of hits from Saudi to Iran and across to Cairo. Even a fellow in a tent in the Libyan desert, and a fan in the mountains of northern Parkistan.

  2. Hmm.
    Well either that cluster map is wrong or PC is wrong.

  3. I'm with Allie - when civilisation start apologising to barbarism we're in big trouble!


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