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Thursday, February 16, 2006

Double standard or consistent behavior?

http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/0216/dailyUpdate.html

So, Arabs are outraged at the abuse at Abu Ghraib, and they are really really outraged, to the point of rioting, arson and murder about cartoons.

Where is the Arab outrage at the mass graves in Iraq?

Perhaps they have a double-standard. Perhaps a Muslim being mistreated by another Muslim is okay, but a Muslim being mistreated by an "infidel" is bad. It could be an aspect of the "anything we do is good, anything America does is evil" America-bashing that is prevalent throughout the world.

Or perhaps they are being perfectly consistent. Perhaps the issue is not that Muslims are dead - perhaps it is that Shiite Muslims are dead. After all, according to some counts, Sunni's make up the vast majority of Muslims, as much as 90%.

So perhaps the real answer is that most Muslims simply feel the same way their Brother Sunni Saddam did - Shiites are not real muslims and deserve to die like animals right alongside the infidels.

This view is consistent not only with the specific situation in Iraq where Sunnis persecuted and worked to exterminate Shiites. It is consistent with the constant examples of the Muslim nature of violent, animal savagery.

Hey, they've been brutally slaughtering people for thousands of years. Who are we to tell them any different?

Don't mistake my comments here for racism - they are not. I fully believe there is no reason Arabs and other people who are Muslims cannot act in a civilized manner. The issue is that their culture and religion are based in violence, and they don't care to change it.

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