Why should any civilized society respect those in the Muslim world who call for a day of rage whenever their sensibilities are offended? I really want someone to explain and justify what appears to my Western eyes like a collective temper tantrum.
Does any other religious group in the world behave this way?
If Islam is a religion of peace, would someone explain why “radical extremists” are being allowed to bring shame upon Islam without being disciplined by its leaders?
Are people simply afraid of speaking out against the more violent members of the Islamic community?
Or is it that extremists are on the leading edge of bringing about the Islamization of the entire world - something Muslims actually long for?
Just trying to understand here, folks…not looking for a fight.
To the mods: I’m not attacking an individual member, and I’m not disrespecting Islam. I’m trying to understand a phenomenon that appears largely confined to the Muslim community and must be a potential source of embarrassment to peace-loving Muslims everywhere.
I’m double-checking the forum rules, and I will delete this post if necessary. If I have misunderstood the rules, and can’t edit or delete, please delete this thread for me.