Some Very Good Questions
Islam is referred to as the Religion of Peace and yet the vast majority of the world's terrorist attacks are perpetrated by Muslims. Jihad Watch has questions asked by Dennis Prager in his LA Times column. Below is the first:
1) Why are you so quiet?
Since the first Israelis were targeted for death by Muslim terrorists blowing themselves up in the name of your religion and Palestinian nationalism, I have been praying to see Muslim demonstrations against these atrocities. Last week's protests in Jordan against the bombings, while welcome, were a rarity. What I have seen more often is mainstream Muslim spokesmen implicitly defending this terror on the grounds that Israel occupies Palestinian lands. We see torture and murder in the name of Allah, but we see no anti-torture and anti-murder demonstrations in the name of Allah.
There are a billion Muslims in the world. How is it possible that essentially none have demonstrated against evils perpetrated by Muslims in the name of Islam? This is true even of the millions of Muslims living in free Western societies. What are non-Muslims of goodwill supposed to conclude? When the Israeli government did not stop a Lebanese massacre of Palestinians in the Sabra and Chatilla refugee camps in Lebanon in 1982, great crowds of Israeli Jews gathered to protest their country's moral failing. Why has there been no comparable public demonstration by Palestinians or other Muslims to morally condemn Palestinian or other Muslim-committed terror?
The other well-reasoned questions were:
(2) Why are none of the Palestinian terrorists Christian?
(3) Why is only one of the 47 Muslim-majority countries a free country?
(4) Why are so many atrocities committed and threatened by Muslims in the name of Islam?
(5) Why do countries governed by religious Muslims persecute other religions?
These are very good questions and the reasoning behind each question is well thought out. These questions are very challenging to Muslims and should be. There is no justification for committing terrorist acts whether they are aimed at Israelis, Russian school children, New Yorkers in office buildings, Spaniards catching trains, Englishmen boarding buses, Buddhist farmers, Indian school girls, Muslim girls killed in the name of honor, or Jordanians at a wedding. Nothing justifies these acts of terror committed by Muslims. The above questions are valid and should be answered.
Somehow I don't think they will be.
Go ye forth, (whether equipped) lightly or heavily, and strive and struggle, with your goods and your persons, in the cause of God. That is best for you, if ye (but) knew. Quran 009:041
Unlike most major religions, Islam has not yet reformed and a lot of it's practices and Sharia laws are still based on 7th century Saudi Arabia.
Linked: Knockin on the Golden Door