Sunday, September 17, 2006

accustions of violence spark riots, killings

Why is it that accusations that Islam promotes violence fosters Muslim protests that seem to involve blowing up, burning down or killing off people and things? Why domuslim leaders feel that one must expect that critical, even offensive words necessarily lead to violent reactions on the part of muslims?

Hypocrisy and violence may not be found in Islam's teachings, but these characteristics seem prevalent in its adherents.

"If I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend, I hope I should have the guts to betray my country."
-E.M. Forster