With the most recent massacre of innocent lives by Muslim terrorists in Nairobi, Kenya, and the terrorist killings of about 80 Christians at a church in Pakistan, many people and pundits are calling on Muslims and Muslim leaders to condemn their brothers in an attempt to bring the Islamic terror, if not to an end, perhaps they can at least slow it down or give it a time out. But is that really possible?
Is it possible to reason with those who terrorize and murder? Is it possible to use logic and reason on those who train and plot and murder innocent men, women and children, and then leap in the streets with the joy and enthusiasm of having had your team win the championship? Is it possible to reason with those who not only murder, but do it in the name of Muhammad, in the name of Allah, in the name of justice? And not only is that, but all the more frightening, they do so based upon the teachings of their holy books, their religious foundation?
The terrorizing Islamists are not the aberration — when you read and understand the Qur’an, the peaceful Muslims are the aberration. To call upon the peaceful Muslims, to call out those living up to the standards of their religion, are heretics — not heroes — not enlightened brethren with wise words of advice. By calling out the terrorizers, they are putting their lives in jeopardy, perhaps just as much as a non-believer, possibly even greater danger, with a Jihad bounty on their head.
In the West we have far too many in government and academia and media and journalism who still believe that Islam is simply one of the great religions of the world. That it is truly peaceful. That, except for those radicalized Jihadists who terrorize and kill innocent people all over the planet, it would be like any other virtue based system.
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