* Â Radical Muslims? Â Are there any other ones? Â Or were they all misunderstanders of the Religion of Peace? Â But we can’t blame these acts Â on the 1.5 gazillion of peaceful, law-abiding Muslims now, can we? AndÂ surelyÂ this has nothing to do with Islam, – or does it?
Weasel Zippers: 06/12/09 Pakistan-Â Radical Muslims running a tea stall beat a Christian man to death for using a cup designated for Muslims on May 9.The young man, Ishtiaq Masih, had ordered tea at a roadside stall in Machharkay village, Punjab, Pakistan, after his bus stopped to allow passengers to relieve themselves.
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Pakistan: Muslims attack pastor’s home, beat women with rifle-butts
While D.C. based Pakistani officialsÂ deny that there is any persecution of non-MuslimsÂ in Pakistan and that, even if there were, the police would be all over it, here’s yet another tale, hot off the press, giving him the lie on both counts. More onsuch stories. “Pakistan: Muslims attack pastor’s home, relatives,” fromÂ Compass Direct News, June 12:
Thailand: Jihad against Buddhist monks collecting their morning alms
Here is yetÂ anotherÂ storyÂ in a recent series of attacks on civilians by jihadists in Thailand. “Monks gunned down in Yala,” fromÂ Asia News Network, June 13, via JW
When Ishtiaq went to pay for his tea,Â the owner noticed that he was wearing a necklace with a cross and grabbed him, calling for his employees to bring anything available to beat him for violating a sign posted on the stall warning non-Muslims to declare their religion before being served.Ishtiaq had not noticed the warning sign before ordering his tea, as he ordered with a group of his fellow passengers.
Makah Tea Stall is located on the Sukheki-Lahore highway and is owned by Mubarak Ali, a 42-year-old radical Muslim. ICC’s correspondent visited the tea stall and observed that a large red warning sign with a death’s head symbol was posted which read,Â “All non-Muslims should introduce their faith prior to ordering tea. This tea stall serves Muslims only.” The warning also threatened anyone who violated the rule with “dire consequences.”
Here’s the story from JW:
Christian murdered for drinking tea from a Muslim cup
“And throughout history, Islam has demonstrated through words and deeds the possibilities of religious tolerance and racial equality.” — Barack Obama,Â Cairo, June 4, 2009
“ICC’s correspondent visited the tea stall and observed that a large red warning sign with a death’s head symbol was posted which read, ‘All non-Muslims should introduce their faith prior to ordering tea. This tea stall serves Muslims only.’ The warning also threatened anyone who violated the rule with ‘dire consequences.'”
Note also that “Ali is a fundamentalist Muslim and all his employees are former students of radical Muslim madrassas (seminaries).” Yet somehow when they studied the Qur’an and Sunnah they missed all those teachings of peace and tolerance.
Obama’s policy seems to be that if we pretend that things like this do not happen and cannot happen, maybe they will stop happening. “Christian Murdered for Drinking Tea From a Muslim Cup,” fromÂ AINA, June 12