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The Violent Reaction of Muslims Is Pathetic

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Submitted by RIck (United States), Sep 26, 2006 at 11:42

The recent leakage of sections of a classified US government report saying that the war in Iraq has increased the threat of terrorism is to buy into an Islamic understanding of what generates terrorism.

Muslims ( and unfortunately many US Democratic members of Congress) would have you believe that a US army in Iraq is the cause of Muslim violence and terror. Has there been an increase in violence? Yes of course but let's understand one thing before we even investigate the Iraq connection to terror and that is the so called "root cause" of Islamic violence.

Anything which is critical of Islam or which does not bow down to Islamic demands is a "root cause" . It can be a Pope's comment or a Danish cartoon. It can be the existence of Israel. It can be an "infidel" setting foot in an Islamic land. It can be just about anything.

One would think the depiction of Mohammed in the Supreme Court sculpture would be a source of pride for Muslims but that is not their interpretation. Perhaps, the image of Mohammed should be removed and only the sword in his hand remain. Let that sword can be the message of what Islam offers.

What is most disturbing about the media coverage of Iraq is the media's nightly three second comment about "sectarian" killings which accounts for most of the murders in Iraq. For every US serviceman or servicewoman killed, scores of Iraqis are blown to Kingdom come. And why is this so? Because Sunni extremists are carrying out a holy war against the Shia whom they consider - excuse the word, a word I have never used - to be the "n---s" of Islam. That's right, the Sunni so-called insurgents are the KKK of Iraq and that is never mentioned in prime time news.

Does the media polite word of "sectarian" convey this? Not at all. The media should use words such as "racist" "bigotry" "diehard racist" "fanatic" "KKK-like" "Sunni Supremacist" etc. to discuss the day in day out slaughter of Shi'ites because that is the truth of what this racist insurgency is.

Of course now Shi'ites are starting to do the same thing to Sunnis and my guess is the "insurgency" will end when Shi'ites have the organization and ability to target large numbers of Sunni just as the Sunni have targeted large numbers of Shia. When Sunni market places, Sunni gatherings, Sunni mosques, Sunni weddings and funerals are all blown up on a regular and continued basis you will have an end to this so called insurgency which is just another fake media word for the daily killing of large number of Shiites for no other than pure racist reasons.

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