The late southern Sudanese leader John Garang, in 1999,Â posedÂ the following dual-part existential question for our era:
Is the call for jihad against a particular people a religious right of those calling for it, or is it a human rights violation against the people upon whom jihad is declared and waged?
If we question our G-d given Â right of self-defence and self-preservation we have lost the plot.
I predicted thatÂ Philippino Christians will pay Â in blood for many years to come for giving in to muselmanic demands to establish a jihad statelet. I wasn’t wrong:
Maybe the people on the bus had put up “Islamophobic” ads. “Bus bomb injures 7 in southern Philippines,” from theÂ Associated Press, December 30 (thanks to JW):
ISULAN, Philippines â€” A powerful bomb exploded in a passenger bus and wounded at least seven people in the southern Philippines in an attack by suspected extortion gangs, police said Sunday.
Will the Islamophobia never end? “Catholic church receives bomb threat post Christmas,” by Apriadi Gunawan for TheÂ Jakarta Post, December 30 (thanks to JW)
The moral inversion of those who do not criticize and condemn this, but rather focus their ire upon those who call attention to it and its motivating ideology, is nothing short of monstrous. “22 killed in three attacks in Nigeria,” by Nana Karikari-apau forÂ CNN, December 30 (thanks to David):
(CNN) — At least 22 people have been killed in three separate attacks in northeastern Nigeria since Friday, including 15 Christians shot Sunday inside a church, according to officials.
And yet there are people in the world who focus their moral indignation not on the perpetrators of acts such as these, but on those who dare to call attention to them and to the ideology that inspires them. This is a monstrous moral evil. It must not prevail.
“Libya church blast kills two Egyptians: embassy,” fromÂ AFP, December 30
Sunni-Shia and anti-regime jihad bombings. “15 People Killed in Blasts in North, Central Iraq” from theÂ Associated Press, December 31
Actually, all of these murders were carried out by Muslims who believed that by killing their victims they were obeying the commands of Allah as conveyed in the Qur’an. But don’t you dare explore the ideology and belief system of those who perpetrated these murders. To do so would be “Islamophobic,” and would make you worse than the murderers themselves.
“Pakistan militants kill 40 in mass execution, attack on Shiites,” fromÂ NBC News, via JW.