February 27, 2012

It's Not You, Islam, It's Us

Andrew Klavan, in Klavan On The Culture, gets it right...again.

Read below, and listen to this video on How to Behave During an Islamic Massacre (below).

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Jalalabad, Afghanistan Courtesy:  |  February 27, 2012

It's Not You, Islam, It's Us

By Andrew Klavan

Whenever I find myself swelling with a pleasant sense of righteous indignation, I wonder what exactly I'm getting wrong.

Thus, for instance, when I hear that Afghans and other Muslims are rioting and murdering people — including American soldiers — because the American military burned some Korans at Bagram Airfield in Kabul, I try very hard not to harrumph and start spouting such banalities as: "Ungrateful savages and their benighted religion! Ought to be gunned down, the lot of them!" Sure, the Korans had already been defaced by detainees trying to send extremist messages. And yes, American officials from the president down to a guy cleaning latrines at FOB Kalagush have apologized profusely. But before we condemn the rioters, American flag burners and murderers out of hand, let's be fair... more here


"How to Behave During an Islamic Massacre"


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