Friday, May 20, 2005

Questioning the State of Some Muslim Minds

It seems that the recent headlines regarding the incorrect reporting of Newsweek on the use, or in this instance the misuse of the Koran has spawned the reporting of a couple of other anti-American or anti-Christian stories by the media.

In the first story reported, college educated Muslims in Egypt, Morocco and Indonesia shared their opinions of America and the war in Iraq (among other views). The Council on Foreign Relations conducted the interviews as part of their ongoing effort to analyze American perception in the world. Here are a few of the educated views that these Muslims had to share:

* The United States should emphasize its development aid to Muslim countries
rather than try to persuade Muslims to support U.S. policies in Iraq or in the
Israeli-Palestinian conflict

* Many young Muslims said they admired Osama bin Laden, while views of
President Bush were uniformly negative

* Focus group members saw the United States and Israel as synonymous and
estimated the proportion of Jews in the U.S. population at up to 85 percent; it
is 2 percent

* "Most Egyptians and Indonesians put U.S. support for their countries over
10 years in millions; the correct figures were $7.3 billion and $1 billion,
respectively," the authors said

For being college educated these Muslims haven't got a clue. It would appear that the focus group members attended "schools of propoganda" rather than places of "higher education".

And the second story in which the absurdity and extremism of some Muslims is shown revolves around another college educated student here in the US. This student is upset because she purchased a USED Koran from Amazon that had "Death to all Muslims" scrawled in it. She demanded and got an apology from Amazon who not only refunded her money, but also suspended the sales by the third party distributor who she purchased the Koran from AND gave her a NEW copy of the Koran plus a gift certificate.

You would think that this would be an acceptable apology, but no this was not enough. No a personal apology would not suffice - her outrage was such that she wanted a PUBLIC apology by Amazon. She has enlisted the help of the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) to demand the public apology by Amazon.

It is a known fact that the Koran is not to be handled by anyone other than a "true believer". Knowing this, what self respecting Muslim would purchase a Koran from an online publisher, who ships it commercial to be handled by all of these non-believers along the way? What self respecting Muslim would SELL a Koran to anyone who was not a "true believer" to be RESOLD? The purchase and delivery of that Koran was contaminated from the start. Regardless of what was written in it, this is yet another example of how stupidity dictates the world views. That the MPAC would endorse her position of demanding a public apology by Amazon is a clear indication of how some Muslims see themselves as persecuted and will go to extremes to "play the victim" to the world.

I believe that there are many Muslims who are truly persecuted and deserve all the help that we Americans can give to them. These two stories reflect that many in the world do not need our help, but instead need an attitude adjustment.

posted by Is It Just Me? at 11:03 AM