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Response to Article in Times of Israel titled “ISIS is not Muslim”

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After reading what I felt to be a naive albeit heartfelt article written by  Aditya Divakar Karkera  entitled “ISIS is not Muslim”, I felt compelled to respond.   (CLICK HERE TO READ HIS ARTICLE IN TIMES OF ISRAEL). I admire the writers intentions and truly understand the message he is trying to get across.  The problem is, that while he defends Islam, he has a very serious problem defending Muslims. Here is why.

Although I take some issue with some of his earlier comments, it is one of the last statements of his article where sadly, the argument completely falls apart. I say sadly because in my heart I want him to be right.  I want it to be true that there are only 75,000 Muslim extremists.  Maybe there are only 75,000 Muslims willing to commit acts of terror, but unless you actively oppose these people, as a Muslim you are more of an extremist than a moderate.  What percentage of the remaining 1.5 billion plus Muslims actively oppose this extremism?  There were more than 75 thousand Muslims protesting against Israel and in support of Hamas this past summer on any given day in Europe. Are they moderates?  The people of Gaza elected Hamas.  Are they not extremists?  They are being taught to hate Jews from a young age, that we are pigs that need to be killed.  Is that not extremist?

Iran is a nation of people led by a government committed to the destruction of Israel and opposed to western values.  I am sure not all of the people living there feel that feel the same way, but the citizens are not exactly rising up against this.  If we are to take the position of the writer, we need such a sentiment to come from more than one good person from India with the genuine desire to see a world free of hatred.  We need the Muslims of the world that feel as the writer says they feel, to stand up and make their voices heard. Without that it means  nothing.

It may be true that much of Islam peaceful, but I don’t hear of many Muslims fighting for peace.  I don’t see tens of thousands marching against the extremists.  I don’t see the young people throwing rocks or Molotov cocktails at terrorist headquarters.  I would like to see that, but I don’t.   The perception that Islam is a religion of violent extremists can only be dispelled by one group of people, and that is the Muslims themselves.  We would all welcome that day if it were ever to arrive.  Sadly there are no indications of that happening with any significance.  As long as that is the case the argument made in this article won’t be accepted by the majority of people, and in my opinion, rightly so.

 

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A Kidnapper only a Mother could love

suspectsThe old saying, “it’s a world gone mad” has taken on a new meaning.  We now live in a world where mothers can be proud of their sons for kidnapping without the world showing outrage.  Let’s look at this objectively.  If an Israeli missile kills civilians being used as a human shield by terrorists, the world now calls it genocide.  But when 3 young students, yes students, not soldiers, not terrorists, not “freedom fighters”,  students, get abducted for merely being Jewish, the mother of one of the suspects can speak of her son glowingly for his crime.  When asked about her sons suspected involvement in the kidnapping, the mother of Amer Abu Aysha said that “if her son did take part in the kidnapping, she was proud of him and hoped he would continue to evade capture, both by Israeli and Palestinian Authority security forces.”
Read more: Israel names suspects in kidnapping of three teens | The Times of Israel http://www.timesofisrael.com/israel-names-suspects-in-kidnapping-of-three-teens/#ixzz35mHZ1BIU
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Are people so scared that they dare not speak, or has the world plummeted that far into a moral abyss?  Once again I ask the hypocritical anti-Semites masquerading as human rights activists, where is your loud voice now?  Or will this be one more example of how you only care about the lives you give value to?  Jewish lives are clearly not included.

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Another Schmuck Bites the Dust

Gary_Oldman_at_the_London_premiere_of_Tinker_Tailor_Soldier_Spy_(4)I remember when I once called Pink Floyd one of my favorite rock bands. Thanks to being partially made up of hypocritical anti-Semites Roger Waters and Nick Mason I no longer have a desire to even listen to their music.  Having for many years called my two favorite actors Gary Oldman and Morgan Freeman, I can now say it’s down to one.  Goodbye Gary Oldman, you moronic, anti-Semitic, homophobic, misogynist blowhard.  Turns out you’re closer to being the class of person you were in the Professional to the class of person you were in Batman.  You not only defended Mel Gibson, you actually came close to out doing him with your classless ranting.  CLICK HERE FOR TIMES OF ISRAEL ARTICLE.  And oh yeah.    Thanks for making the upcoming Dawn of the Planet of the Apes movie less enjoyable.  Even though from the previews I have the feeling it doesn’t work out well for your character.