Tuesday, November 21, 2006
The clash of cultures
Last night 6 Islamic Imam (ministers, priests, whatever) were not allowed to board a U.S. Airways flight out of
The Islamic ‘community,’ most notably CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations), is crying foul. Education of Americans is needed to further the ‘understanding’ of how Muslims worship. I would think that CAIR needs an education on the understandable reaction of Americans to such displays after 9/11.
Shahin, president of the group said that "If up to now [Americans] don't know about prayers, this is a real problem."
But a bigger and more real problem is the lack of effort put forth by Islam to bring the large sect of extreme violence to heel. The Imam were leaving a conference in
Powerline has some interesting background on the leader of the group.To any of the Islamic faith looking in, here’s my position; You own the terrorist problem. It comes from a large sect within your faith. Don’t try and shift the burden onto my shoulders through some rhetorical slight of hand. It’s up to you to show responsibility and leadership in ridding the world of this menace rather than crying about being misunderstood; it’s the flip side of the freedom America has to offer. And if you don’t take the lead, we will, and in our own fashion. The choice is and has been yours, and so far, you have not done well by any means.