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For Islam violence is just an idiom

Reader comment on item: How Can Israel Win the Palestinian Conflict?
in response to reader comment: The racist Arab Islamic fascist Alkam Khairy's massacre in front of synagogue: Jerusalem, Jan 27, 2023

Submitted by Prashant (India), Feb 1, 2023 at 06:00

Dear Dr Pipes,
Reader Aharon's above letter in which he described the reactions of Muslims leaders to the Jerusalem massacre of Jews by a Muslim, remined me of a recent statement of a Muslim bigot in India. This Indian guy was threatening anyone in India who insulted Muhammad. He said that the Muslims "will make every Indian city a 'Karbala' if Muhammad is insulted by anyone."

Karbala was a fratricidal battle of Islam in which Muslims killed Muslims and the divide between Shias and Sunnis became wider. By any sensible standards, Muslims should be regretful of the battle and due to this part of their history, they should wow to give peace, love and forgiveness a chance. But they are so proud of killing each other that they use this battle as a threat against non-Muslims. (ref about Karbala: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Karbala)

It is not a surprise that Muslim leaders of Hamas etc., celebrated the murders by a Muslim killer in Jerusalem. Islam is the problem. Violence is almost become idiomatic in Islam. As long as someone kills someone else and some blood is shed, Muslims do not pay any any attention. It is just a regularly flowing river for them. No big deal. And, most Muslims do not have full knowledge of their history and scripture. They do not have the thoughtfulness to know that Karbala is a matter of Islamic shame and not anything that should be celebrated.

Killings in Jerusalem are also not anything worth a thought for Muslims. Violence for Islam is idiomatic and the common literal meaning of violence that holds for all of us, does not hold in an Islamic mind. As long as someone kills someone else and blood keeps flowing, Islam remains in currency and everything is well and good. Hope some Muslims read this message and spare a thought for themselves.


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