Tuesday, 9 February 2010

What's wrong with Muslims?

by Satoshi Kanazawa

What’s Wrong with Muslims?
Being a Muslim in today’s world is unlike being anything else. It’s an all-encompassing, all-consuming identity.[...]

I’m sure there are some exceptions, but usually, in modern society, nationality and culture strongly shape people’s identity and unite them despite their different occupations and professions.

These generalizations appear to hold for most societies, cultures, races, ethnicities, religions, and languages, except for Muslims. For them, being a Muslim appears to be an all-encompassing, all-consuming identity that overrides and trumps everything else. For them, nothing else – their race, their nationality, their occupation, their language – matters except for being Muslim, which unites all Muslims in the world. [...]

Major Nidal Malik Hasan is a native-born American citizen, trained military officer, and educated MD and psychiatrist. Yet none of these things matters for him; first and foremost, he is a Muslim. He’s not at all like other native-born American citizens; he’s not at all like other military officers; he’s not at all like other medical doctors or psychiatrists. Anwar al-Awlaki is a native-born and educated American citizen. Three of the four perpetrators of the 7/7 bombings in London were native-born British citizens, and the fourth was Jamaican-born. Of the five US citizens currently under detention in Pakistan for terrorism charges, one has been reported to be native-born American, two originally from Yemen, one from Egypt, and one from Sweden. Yet, once again, none of their varied national and cultural backgrounds matters to them. They are all united in their values and goals by their singular identity of being Muslims.

Thomas L. FriedmanIt’s tempting to dismiss these observations by saying that they are all “extremists” or “Jihadists.” That would be politically correct and comforting, but factually inaccurate. According to Thomas L. Friedman, who knows more about the world affairs, especially the Middle Eastern affairs, than anybody in the world, the only person that I know of who actually predicted 9/11 two years earlier, 50% of Muslims throughout the world applaud the actions of their fellow Muslims on 9/11, and presumably other murderous acts against westerners, while the other 50% actively condemn them. Yes, 50% is only half, not a majority, but it nonetheless represents 800 million Muslims worldwide. If we assume that 50% of them are male, and about 30% of them are young (between the ages of 15-30), then we are talking about 120 million ready suicide bombers worldwide. It took only 19 of them to kill 3,000 of us.

And this is not limited to faraway places like Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. According to the 2007 report by the Pew Research Center, 81% of Muslims in the United Kingdom consider themselves Muslim first, British second. 81%! For four out of every five Muslims in the UK, being Muslim is more important than being British. The comparable figure in the US is 47%, and it’s 46% in France, 66% in Germany, and 69% in Spain...

Full article here .

Predatory cult
The difference between predatory cults such as Islam and real religions, is that a true religion attempts to bring out the best in people, whereas a predatory cult does the opposite.

Muslims inhabit a different moral universe from the rest of us, where good is evil and evil is good, if it serves the purposes of Islam.

While other religions teach goodwill to mankind, Islam teaches hostility to all non-members of the cult.

Jesus, in the parable of the Good Samaritan, taught his followers to help all people in need, irrespective of their religion. Jews are commanded to be a light unto the nations. The Buddha taught compassion for all suffering beings.

But in Islam, charity applies only to fellow Muslims, and in fact many Islamic charities are money-launderers for jihad.

There is no Golden Rule in Islam. There is no place for conscience in Islam. Peel away the thin veneer of religiosity, and all you find is vicious, primitive, predatory tribalism.

Why we must stop legitimizing muslim grievances

'There is no surer path to Muslim violence than through the legitimization of Muslim grievance. And once you accept the legitimacy of the grievance, then you are also bound to accept the legitimacy of the violence that follows.

Violence begins with grievance. Grievance is the pretext for violence and the narrative for the violence. Liberals make a fetish of separating the grievance from the violence, emphasizing constructive means of resolving the grievance. But what do you do when the grievance and the violence are inseparable?

Grievance is the stories that Muslims tell themselves to justify their violence. To explain why they kill children and why they murder the innocent. The list of grievances is an endless as the violence. Every act of violence carries its own narrative. The endless Muslim conflicts throughout the world all carry their burden of history. But it isn't a history that can be resolved with a tolerance session... More

See also...

The Ummah - the Muslim Master Race


Islam - Murder Meme and Rabies of Religions

Everything you need to know about Islam


Anonymous said...

What's wrong with Muslims?

Is there anything right?

Anonymous said...

"What’s Wrong with Muslims?"
Yes, the answer is already in the question: "Well, they are muslims."

Anonymous said...

I a Muslim, they go (are they boasting or complaining btw?) - not the most fascinating conversation opener what with terrorism and other bloodletting (ramadam's eve one example).

Anonymous said...

I don't see anything wrong with the unity that Islam brings - Muslims identify with each other therefore removes any racism between people which is something clearly seen in this world. Unity can be found in all religions. There are a large number of Muslims, where Islam is a way of life, therefore they identify with the religion foremost; it's not a bad thing. But a lot of those Muslims do identify with a nationality but because a lot of Muslims have migrated around the world, their sense of identity isn't as strong.

Secondly, your making the point that "50% of Muslims throughout the world applaud the actions of their fellow Muslims on 9/11, and presumably other murderous acts against westerners, while the other 50% actively condemn them." With the fellow Muslim aspect; a lot of people would question the suicide bomber's faith since:

a) Muslims are not allowed to commit suicide for any reason whatsoever,
b) Killing of civilians (even in a war) is completely forbidden.

The figure of 50% applauding such attacks is very high and very doubt it is that high. Most people's opionions are that the attacks have sparked off discussions and debate where more Americans are actually becoming more aware of the world. A lot of people feel the injustice in the middle east, primarily with the Palestine/Israel conflict. The Iraq war later fueled many people's anger towards the American government. These are generally the reasons why there are such attacks. The suicide bombers (there are only a small percentage of people in the world) themselves are generally people who are depressed uneducated people, who are often recruited by groups, which gives these people a sense of belonging and a sense of duty. Life in Middle Eastern and Asian countries is a lot more difficult if you are poor and uneducated and taking those people out of those situations would be difficult. Those groups have their own specific set of agenda so they don't have the interests of the suicide bombers taken care of or either the fellow Muslims around the world.

I think that by trying to solve issues within the Middle East such as the Israel/Palestine conflict, as well as the injustices of the governments and helping to alleviate poverty as well as increase the level of education amongst the worst areas then there will be a reduced likelihood of such attacks.

Just my opinions anyway :D

Anonymous said...

I as a nonbeliever, think it is wrong for moslems to make use of their socalled poverty to attack innocent people or deny nonbelievers like myself a decent environment to be independent and earn a decent living. Too many moslems misrules are also
guilty of causing widepread poverty and stagnation. Moslems should blame their own islamic violence and islamic injustices for so many of the world problems and should solve their own problems.


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