The Obama Administration is in denial over Islamic extremism. It shows in almost everything they say and do. For example:
“Before the Boston Marathon bombings, the Obama administration argued for years that there is a big difference between terrorists and the tenets of Islam.
“A senior White House aide in 2009 publicly urged Washington to cease using the term ‘jihadist’ — asserting that terrorists are simply extremists. Two years later, the White House ordered a cleansing of training materials that Islamic groups deemed offensive.”
The next step may well be to stop all open criticism of Islam and its radical elements. Muslims are pushing for such a law in the United Kingdom. Here’s how a pro-Muslim article describes the demand for new laws to prohibit people from insulting Islam:
“Up to 25,000 British Pakistani men, women and children from across the UK gathered in Aston Park . . . to express their love for Hazrat Muhammad (peace be upon him) and to call on the British government to introduce legislation that bars Islamophobes from insulting Islam under the garb of the freedom of speech.”
Who gets to define what constitutes an insult? You’ve seen the signs: “Behead Those Who Insult Islam,” “Be Prepared for the Real Holocaust,” “Freedom Go to Hell,” “Islam Will Dominate the World,” “Europe: Your 9/11 Will Come.”
Why don’t we see protests against these radical Islamic agitators?
Sufi scholar Hazrat Peer Alauddin Siddiqui said that he welcomes “debate and constructive criticism” of Islam “but insults are unacceptable and inflammatory language is contributing to the rise of extremism amongst youth in western countries where youth mistakenly believe that the West hates Islam and Muslims.”
He may welcome debate and constructive criticism of Islam. He’s not the problem. Of course, there’s still the question of who defines “constructive.”
What we in America hate is the passivity of so-called moderate Muslims who do not take a stand against Islamic radicalism.
Instead of a march to call for laws protecting Islam against insults, these Muslims should be marching to protest against the violence perpetrated in the name of Allah.
Peer Siddiqui went on to say:
“There is resentment amongst Muslims over the continuing failure of the western government for not doing enough to protect Muslims. Attacks on Muslims have increased and while we are law-abiding and peace-loving citizens of this country, we want our government to take our concern into account.”
Again, I would like to see some indignation expressed over the attacks that took place on 9/11, the shootings at Fort Hood, and the latest Boston Marathon bombings. Americans have been stellar examples of restraint in not condemning all Muslims.
Instead of trying to get a law passed, Muslims like Peer Siddiqui should first work to clean up their own religion and mosques before they criticize non-Muslims who are the recipients, not only of insults, but of beheadings and bombings.