And the Muslim World Wonders Why the Rest of US have Our Doubts…

Take a look at the BBC RSS drop as of 5:30PM EST, 8/19/08…

A typical BBC RSS '08 drop down

A typical BBC RSS

Look at the number of Islamic-based attacks and the descriptions from the articles themselves where needed…

  • Afghan ambush kills French troops
  • Bombing kills dozens in Algeria: “Algeria has suffered regular attacks blamed on militants linked to al-Qaeda.”
  • Pakistan hospital bomb kills many: “The region has a history of Shia-Sunni tensions.”
  • Car explodes at Turkey checkpoint: “It was not immediately clear who might be behind the attack, though Islamist militants, Kurdish and leftist guerrillas have all carried out bomb attacks in Turkey in the past.”

Obviously, this post has been told a thousand times before, but it’s simply getting to the point where bloggers have given up and moved on. There is something broken in Islam, or the mainstream practitioners would have long ago been screaming from the rooftops for a reformation.

Is Islam the only religion that’s fouled up? Of course not, Christianity and Judaism are twisted too. (That’s just one of the beauties of being an agnostic… I get to be an equal-opportunity cynic.) But while boatloads of practitioners of all three religions have been getting the short end of the stick, it’s only the radical Muslims who have reached the conclusion that C4 aimed at innocents is the answer. Meanwhile, their “moderate” brethren look the other way.

Yup, yup, yup… You’ve all heard this a gazillion times before. I probably shouldn’t have wasted my time (or yours) with this post. I just thought the RSS drop down spoke volumes.

Alan Speakman

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