Given the events of the past few weeks, i’ve been noticing a rise in an often familiar comment:
“Why aren’t the moderate Muslims condemning what happened in Paris?”
…or herefore some variation of the above line followed by accusations that they are either all scared, not appropriately engaged with the situation, or somehow secretly support what’s happening.
I’ve seen this kind of comment on news sites, political websites, humanist/secularist websites/blogs…and Here on CAF.
Depending on the nature of the website in question - there is usually somebody or some group of people who are capable of producing the asked for condemnations - ranging from academic sources, individual imams, or the governing Muslim councils in nations.
The response to that usually is either a non-response or a quick changing of the topic.
But every so often you see a “goal-post” response => Something that implies that the condenmnations ore
b.) not sincere
Which leads me to a simple question: if Condemnations aren’t enough… just what are people looking for…?
Obviously its some sort of Loyalty test - although what the parameters are rather…opaque to me.
I mean I decided to ask this question in a place that many of you would find…inimical…and the response I got from the so-called champions of logic, reason, and science (I really cringe the last one given that fact that is my profession) is essentially = “They should stop being Muslim.”
…because that’s somehow a suppsoedly practical answer. :rolleyes:
On those place with a more political/national bent = some people are actually speaking about a literal loyalty test…with the alternative being sending them “back to where they came from…”…even if the “they” happen to be a 3rd or 4th generation member of the French republic or other European polity.
So i’m here to ask the same question since the pattern of “No Condemnation - Yes there have Been Condemnations - Well the Condemnations aren’t Good Enough” can be seen even on this board.
What is it that people are looking for from our Muslim neighbors in light of the current troubles?
Because the alternative to a Rational Answer is on the Horizon…and it doesn’t look pretty:
[Sub Question: How many of you actually know what a Sikh is or what Sikhism is?
Cause the above story is a little reminicent of