15th Sept. 2012 and news headlines and images like these, fill our screens on a Saturday night.
These violent protesters scare me, anger me and totally confuse me. I get a brain freeze if I try to get some understanding of their actions/reactions.
They remind me of bullies, those that go hunting on a Friday or a Saturday night looking for any excuse to explode, to hurt, to prove their superiority or masculinity or whatever it is that makes them tick. They don’t give a flying duck about anyone except themselves.
And now, along comes a ‘film’ put together by some Egyptian guy in America and all hell breaks loose. Innocent Libyan’s and Americans in Libya are murdered in a frenzy by people they don’t know because of some guy they have never heard of.
The Muslim demonstrators in Sydney who hurt our coppers, who smash things and call for blood, for a beheading; these to me, are the bullies of religion. They walk around with an enormous chip on their shoulder just waiting, hoping, for someone or some thing to knock it off. When they do explode it’s as if we are supposed to understand or approve, as if they have some special right to act this way. Well, they don’t. They can stand and beat their puffed up chests saying ‘look at me’ all they want; their importance in this world is no more or less than others. They only succeed in attracting more criticism, well deserved in this case.
They play the role of victim, but it’s everyone else who is the victim including the majority of our Muslim population. What an ugly and disgusting display of arrogance, insecurity, hypocrisy and violence committed in the name of religion. Freedom of speech, yes. Freedom to kill and destroy, no.
For the record, my opinion; If the film, Innocence of Muslims, is insulting to the Muslim religion, then it is not acceptable, it is wrong. Equally, a film insulting any other religion isn’t okay.
BUT, you don’t go and kill people because a person puts an insulting ‘film’ together. How does that equate to adult, rational thinking? It doesn’t. Just as well people of every other religion don’t act the same way.
I don’t think so, it just wouldn’t make sense. I prefer to think Islam is about peace, I hope it is.
This is Australia; don’t do it here. All Australians are insulted by this. If you don’t like living by our rules, then clear out, find some other suckers to take you in. If you hate Westerners so much, what are you doing in Australia?
I hoped the Leaders/Clerics of the Australian Muslim community would speak out strongly against the behaviour of these fanatics. To me, it doesn’t seem to happen very often and this lack of condemnation by the Muslim community and it’s leaders can be wrongly interpreted as silent approval.
This time though, the condemnation by the Muslim community and its leaders was rapid and well publicised. It covered other States and cities as well. Don’t these moronic demonstrators, whose actions spread grief on the whole of the Muslim community, realise what they are doing? They are going to stuff things up for everyone.
And what about people like this?
Sheik Feiz Mohammed; if the article is true, then this is a scary person with his own agenda, looking for followers. He delivers speeches to the vulnerable, those open to manipulation. He encourages parents to sacrifice their children in the name of Islam? Does he include his own? What is so desperately wrong that a Mum or Dad would send their kids to die in their place? How does he get away with it, legally or otherwise? This is weird, scary stuff.
When I lived in Sydney, I had Muslim neighbours. Husband, wife and three little kids. They shared with me, one of those small, super strong coffees in those little cups. They moved out some months later but I have never forgotten that small act of kindness, the offering of friendship, an opportunity to know each other a little.
I resent those violent Sydney demonstrators, and people like Sheik Feiz for stirring the hatred, violence and hypocrisy; for perhaps ruining the opportunity of future small coffees being shared with myself, my kids and others.
These words are probably just time wasted; the target audience unlikely to read them. Just as well I guess; given the great divide in thinking, they are already angry, maybe scared, and would have a brain freeze just like me.
I like happy endings so I’ll go with this image. It’s a feel good photo that’s for sure, and a good reminder that Australia’s Muslim population have to get through some tough times because of the actions of others.
Word for today: MANIPULATE:
To control or play upon by artful, unfair or insidious means, especially to ones own advantage.
More to come; same blog time, same blog channel.