I was gonna write this blog in a bright red, because this subject makes me so angry and because of all the blood these creatures spill. But looking at the screen hurt my eyes. I just can't subject myself and y'all to that for the entirety of this piece.
Over the weekend I read two blogs that inspired this one. As I've said before, I don't like to plagarize. Both these bloggers are on my daily "trot line" rounds. The first was on http://pawpawshouse.blogspot.com and the second was over at View From The Porch which you can find at http://booksbikesboomsticks.blogspot.com .
Dennis talks about a new, to me anyway, group of Islamofacists calling themselves the Just Swords of Islam. They propose to throw acid in the face of any woman over the age of 12 who does not wear the "veil".
Tamara, who writes View from the Porch, tells of Mohammed Halim of Afghanistan in her blog titled "Animals". Mr. Halim was punished by minions of the Taliban for having the temerity to disobey them by teaching GIRLS! Mr. Halim's punishment? He was partially disembowelled, then each arm and each leg were tied to a different "motorbike". The bikes were then driven in four different directions until Mr. Halim's limbs were torn from his body.
I can only hope that at some point in this obscenely barbaric treatment Mr. Halim passed into unconsciousness or that he died from blood loss or shock before having to endure unimaginable pain. Or listen to the wailing of his family and the young women he was teaching.
And why have we heard NOTHING, not one blurb, of these stories on the nightly news on our three networks? Or Fox, or CNN, or MSNBC? Is it "old news" to them? Or is it not "news-worthy"?
Has anyone heard an outcry from Moderate Muslims? Are they making an outcry and that response is just not making it into the same outlets that report the atrocities? Or is there no outcry? Who can answer these questions? Google? Ask Jeeves?
There is beginning to be such a tide of revulsion against all Muslims because of the actions of the Islamofacists that I fear for the safety and security of all Muslims. There are factions in this country and all over the world who look at the atrocities being committed and threatened in the name of Islam, and they fear ALL Muslims because they only hear and see the Radicals.
If the Moderate, SANE Muslims do not start speaking out, if they do not begin to make themselves heard, then we can only assume that they approve, in some small, dark corner of their hearts with the actions of their rabid, insane, barbaric Islamofascist brothers and sisters.
Now, I know some of you will say, or think, at any rate, I am throwing around a dangerous and inflammatory term when I use the word Islamofacist. I know that words have power. I hope that this word lights a fire in you! I didn't coin the word. When I heard it though, I was struck by how appropriate a term it was. I pulled out my old Oxford American Dictionary to get this definition for y'all; fa-cism: a system of extreme right-wing dictatorial government. Therefore, Islamofacism would be facism tied to Islamic beliefs, no?
Like the facists of the Nazi Germany era, they seek world domination. They are extreme, I don't think anyone would disagree with that. They are most definitely right-wing, if you can accept the premise that right-wing is in this case a limiting of freedoms and liberty that goes hand in hand with dictatorship.
By calling these radical Muslim terrorists Islamofacists I am just calling a spade a freakin' shovel, folks. If you can't handle the truth, go back to your Ivory Tower and have some more tofu!
And a final question. I saw this theme repeated in many of the comments on both blogs. I thought it was a valid question there and wanted to raise it here for more discussion. Why are these Muslim men so afraid of women? If women are so inferior, why do they invest us with so much power that we must be shrouded and kept guarded and uneducated lest we surpass them in any field of endeavor?