Shouting ‘Fire’ in a Crowded Globe

September 23, 2010 03:37

Can we stop calling Islam a religion of peace now? The fairy tale has been tarnished by Islamic violence, and it’s undignified for children of the Enlightenment to go on repeating falsehoods.

By John T. Bennett at American Thinker


‘If Islam were a religion of peace, no one would be worried about violence resulting from the burning of Korans. If Islam were a religion of peace, then a Supreme Court justice would not have compared burning a Koran to shouting “fire” in a crowded theater.’

‘As a reflection on Islamic violence and intolerance, Souter’s comments were even more disturbing — but also a bit humorous. We just assume, correctly, that Muslims will explode upon slight provocations that would be ignored by every other religion. Yet we go on repeating the religion of peace mantra. We even make concessions — to include entertaining limits on our rights.’

‘Members of the ruling class like J. Souter endanger and shame us all by accommodating the growing demands of radical Islam: Disney and Abercrombie and Fitch are being sued because they won’t let Muslim women wear their medieval headgear at work, where it doesn’t belong. The state of New Jersey fired a transit worker for burning a Koran while off-duty. An American cartoonist for the Seattle Weekly named Molly Norris has changed her identity to avoid Muslim death threats. On top of that, we have a president whose only response to Islamic violence is to lecture non-Muslims about bigotry.’


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