Friday, October 15, 2010
I agree with the guy who says that it is just a vicious circle of the media talking about themselves or about what each other says. Conversations are natural ~ but what I think with the Islam debate is that no new information is allowed in. People are assured by what the other one wrote ~ within a confined circle.
This is one of the reasons why the Ground Zero mosque debate ~ took everyone by storm. The other guy - the one who does most of the talking in the 2nd half ~ he was saying that the news becomes distorted ~ around ideas about [so-called] race and not offending religion. But the idea of a mosque at Ground Zero ~ allowed someone else to be heard. Those who were saying Islam [or the Islamic ideology] is not all that just. It doesn't respect rights of others - sensitivities aside. Saudi Arabia doesn't have a church ~ but are allowed to build a mosque ~ where people who were following a fundamentalist version of their religious ideology ~ crashed planes into some buildings there. The GZ mosque allowed those outside of the media circle to add to the conversation ~ that the construction of a mosque on or near the site of Islamic jihadist attack [they call him Sheik Bin Laden] ~ is in line with Islamic law ~ as the Prophet ordered these places built after a successful attack.
The View ladies walk-out. This is indicative of the atmosphere that says if you say ~ the Prophet of Islam killed people to convert them ~ and because he attacked people ~ and ordered attacks on non-Muslims ~ this is why we are having this problem with radical/ fundamentalist Islam today ~ then that it hateful. So by walking out they are talking a stand against 'hate'. The problem with their stance is that ~ to say this is to simply repeat what the Koran says, what the Hadiths and other accounts of Muhammad's life say about his actions and words.
While they take heartfelt stand for Muslims ~ there is the embarrassing reality that Muslims around the world have laws in place - in line with Shari'a ~ where the rights of those who are not Muslims are disregarded. And here is where the media can become distorted because to state these simple facts ~ is seen as racist and 'critical' of Islam /Islamophobic. Which is the exact opposite of the position these same journalist would have likely taken of South African Apartheid.
Worst this is a religious Apartheid system which not only seeks acceptance, it has world wide ambitions.
Posted by Cole at 1:51 PM