In the days that have followed the mass slaughter in Ft. Hood, a number of things have been revealed and reported. Many have spoken, many condemning the act but some have praised it as "the right thing to do". We have heard stories about the dead and the injured, along with their families. We have heard a detached President make a half-hearted attempt at a statement, after he gave several shout-outs at an American Indian conference. We have also heard him and many of the American Muslims warn against rushing to judgment, stating that people should not blame Islam.
From the Indy Star this past Saturday, we see what one leader in the local Muslim community had to say. We were also treated to two other articles on the subject, this one and this one.
In the midst of all this "so-called" condemnation, I cannot help but wonder about some things:
Are these people sincerely appalled at this senseless act of terrorism? Or are they simply afraid of the possibility of a backlash against them?
It's not enough to be sorry after the fact. After years of watching attack after attack on Americans, Israelis, Brits, Spaniards, and even other Muslims, we heard nothing from these people. Rockets are casually sent into Israel from Gaza and Lebanon and these people cannot bring themselves to say one damned thing. But now that there is a sense of anger as a direct result of this bastard's dirty deed, they suddenly have words to express their outrage. Personally, I think they are full of fecal material and believe they are scared of whatever may be coming their way.
Don't get me wrong here. Let me say that I DO NOT approve of retaliation of any kind against Muslims. (Repeat...DO NOT approve.) I do believe that there are some who really are not on the same page as this murderous coward, and the many who came before him. But how is anything like this ever going to be stopped from occurring, unless the people who claim to be members of "moderate Islam" have the guts to speak up for what is right here?
How about the next time someone hears a hate-filled speech in a mosque, someone has the courage to object and/or leave?
How about the next time someone hears anti-American rhetoric calling for the destruction of this nation, someone can exhibit the courage to report them?
How about the next time Hamas or Hezbollah kills innocent Jews, we hear the imams who are calling for calm right now, speak up and condemn it?
How about the next time the Taliban blows up innocent people in Pakistan or Afghanistan, we hear someone from these mosques hold a news conference and speak out for peace?
Maybe, just maybe, if these damned people would have been calling these kinds of acts what they really are instead of trying to justify them by mincing words and blaming the victims, this kind of thing could have been prevented back when the bastard was exhibiting his erratic behavior.
Instead, their endless complaints through CAIR and the ACLU made it difficult for people to act on these kinds of suspicions. They made people afraid to speak out and report their observations for fear they would be labeled a xenophobe and a racist. They couldn't investigate for fear that they would be sued and the media would be reporting it as some irrational fear and/or paranoia.
Until they do any of these things I have listed of their own free will and volition, I reserve the right to blame whoever the hell I want. And f I want to blame Islam, someone from Islam needs to prove me wrong.