Monday, January 07, 2008
Some US Muslims No Less Savage
Aurora, over at The Midnight Sun, reminded me that I have to consider the notion that few, if any of the members of "the religion of peace" in the various United States are of the radical, crazed sort. While on one hand, there have been relatively few destructive incidents within our borders, we have to recall that in almost no case, have American Muslims emphatically condemned the actions and philosophy of the evil savages of ham-ass, al quaida or any of the other crazed islamic murderers around the globe.
While I'd never consider this attitude a racial one (Muslims are of various races), it's worth mention that birds of a feather do things together.
I was further reminded of the very recent murders of two teenaged girls by their islamic father. The story can be read at Debbie Schlussel's site. She's followed it up here. A further story can be found at the Free Republic site. Stories can also be found in local Dallas & Houston area newspapers. I first heard about it on Fox News. On cursory search, I find no stories in other national media sources--bringing me back to Aurora's entry, "Mainstream Media Colors the Facts."
It's demonstrably true that the msm soft-pedals, and even spikes stories involving Muslims, Blacks and Hispanics. White males are always fair game.
But, I digress. A taxi driver, whose name is Yaser Abdul Said, allegedly fatally shot his two daughters, Sarah and Amina, because they were dating infidels--that is, in sane people talk, high school classmates.
Note: Today, ABC News says " No word yet on a motive." They're right on top of it, as usual.
The solution to all this is that the law, and the media, must hold Muslims (and other groups) to exactly the same standards as anyone else. Rigorously. Although, I'll say that US law is better at that than, say, that of Great Britain.
I no longer hold any illusions about the innocence of many of the mosque denizens of the various American cities and States.
Trust, but verify.