Friday, 9 January 2015
Springtime for Islam?
Another day, another atrocity as Islamist terrorists attack a Kosher Supermarket in Paris. More innocents are murdered.
The death cultists continue their attacks on freedom.
But they are not alone.
In Saudi Arabia Raif Badawi was given the first 50 of his 1,000 lashes for "insulting Islam". Saudi Arabia is a member of the United Nations "Human Rights Council".
In Egypt, President Sisi calls for a "religious revolution" to combat Muslim Extremism. The Times (no link £) reports him as saying:
I say and I repeat, again that we are in need of a religious revolution. You imams are responsible before God. The entire world is waiting on you.. the Islamic world is being torn, it is being destroyed, it is being lost. And it is being lost by our own hands.
It is inconceivable that the thinking we hold most sacred should cause the entire Islamic world to be a source of anxiety, danger, killing and destruction for the rest of the world.
Apparently this requires a
"truly enlightened" review of how religious texts were read.
Of course you could set an example given recent events by setting free the Al-Jazeera journalists rotting in your jails.
And then perhaps afford some proper protection to the Coptic Christian minority living in your own country.
That'd be a start.
In the mean time there must be no appeasement with the Islamists and the so-called free press must grow a pair and stop self censoring.
We cannot surrender freedom of speech to the threat of violence.