Thursday, May 17, 2007

There Is Nothing To Fear Except...

Terrorism: is there anything worse? According to the Saudi's, the answer is YES.
Foreign ministers of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) yesterday expressed grave concern at the rising tide of discrimination and intolerance against Muslims, especially in Europe and North America. “It is something that has assumed xenophobic proportions,” they said in unison.

Speaking at a special brainstorming session on the sidelines of the 34th Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers (ICFM), the foreign ministers termed Islamophobia the worst form of terrorism and called for practical steps to counter it.

The ministers described Islamophobia as a deliberate defamation of Islam and discrimination and intolerance against Muslims.
So according to them, suicide murder bombings of thousands of innocent civilians that blow off limbs and shred bodies is not as bad as people being afraid of the Islamic terrorists who do such things.
“This campaign of calumny against Muslims resulted in the publication of the blasphemous cartoons depicting Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) in a Danish newspaper and the issuance of the inflammatory statement by Pope Benedict XVI,” they said.
Yes, this is MUCH worse that killing hundreds of people weekly across the globe.
“The increasingly negative political and media discourse targeting Muslims and Islam in the United States and Europe has made things all the more difficult,” the foreign ministers said. “Islamophobia became a source of concern, especially after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, but the phenomenon was already there in Western societies in one form or the other,” they pointed out. “It gained further momentum after the Madrid and London bombings. The killing of Dutch film director Theo van Gogh in 2004 was used in a wicked manner by certain quarters to stir up a frenzy against Muslims,” the ministers pointed out.
How dare the media report these things that Muslims did in the name of Islam.
“The linkage of terrorists and extremists with Islam in a generalized manner is unacceptable,” they said. “This is further inciting negative sentiments and hatred in the West against Muslims,” they said.
They are saying that when terrorists make videos explaining why they commit the terror in the name of Islam, what is unacceptable is that anyone reveals this.
The ministers also pointed out that whenever the issue of Islamophobia was discussed in international forums, the Western bloc, particularly some members of the European Union, tried to avoid discussing the core issue and instead diverted the attention from their region to the situation of non-Muslims and human rights in the OIC member states.
Core issues = put the blame of the actions of Muslims everyone but the ones committing the terror.
“Because of Islamophobia, millions of Muslims in the Western countries, many of whom were already underprivileged in their societies for a variety of reasons, are further alienated and targeted by hatred and discrimination.”
Never mind the fact that those millions of Muslims are not openly repudiating the terrorists who commit the atrocities, but rather blame third parties.

Let's all rearrange our fears and put Islamic terror as an "unacceptable" and improper taboo to speak about, and rampage against those who have any negative thoughts against Islam.

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