Hypocrisy and Tolerance: Thoughts on Recent Events in the News Part II

By Alden L. Benton

Yesterday I published the first of a series featuring my take on recent events.  Today, I offer Part II of my effort to try and keep you informed of some of the shenanigans going on around us. 

Primitive Mob Mentality and Muslims

In the United States Christians, Jews, and other faiths with written holy texts, would be angered, upset, or dismayed, at the destruction of one of their holy books.  They might even demonstrate.  However, in the end all would recognize that the Constitution protects those acts as freedom of speech.  That very same Constitution protects the rights of all religions to peacefully practice their faith — in public or private.  That is the tradition of the Judeo-Christian ethic and the tradition of law.

Those who follow Islam do not grant the same tolerance.  When the holy book of Islam, the Quran, is damaged or destroyed, the result is primitive mob violence.  We need look no further than recent events in Afghanistan.

Last Thursday (February 23), MSNBC reports that two U. S. soldiers were killed in Afghan protests over the burning of Qurans at a coalition military base.  MSNBC continues, stating, “President Barack Obama has written a letter to his Afghan counterpart apologizing for the burning of copies of the Quran at a NATO military base in the country.” 

In response, CNS News reports, “In the wake of President Barack Obama sending a three-page letter to Afghan President Hamid Kharzai, apologizing for U.S. forces having mistakenly burned some Qur’ans at a U.S. air base in Afghanistan, the Taliban is calling on Muslims to kill Americans or beat them and take them as prisoners.”

The CNS report continues,

“We should not be satisfied with mere protests and empty slogans but the military bases of the invaders, their military convoys and their troops should become a target of our courageous attacks,” spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said in a statement directed to Taliban fighters and the “zealous and faithful people of Afghanistan.”

“Kill them, beat them, take them as prisoners and teach them such a lesson that they never summon the courage to abuse the Holy Qur’an again,” he said.

Meanwhile, according to Newsmax, “Iranian authorities began to systematically seize and destroy Bibles after a Shiite cleric issued an urgent warning about the spread of Christianity.”

The Newsmax story continues, reporting that

“Authorities in northwestern Iran seized 6,500 Bibles, according to the Iranian Christian news organization Mohabat News, which quotes an official as saying of the seizure that ‘all religions are strengthening their power to confront Islam; otherwise, what does this huge number of Bibles mean?’  The agency has reported several other recent incidents of Bibles and other Christian literature being seized and sometimes publicly burned.”

So where is the president on this religious outrage?  Why isn’t he demanding an apology from the Muslim clerics in Afghanistan or the Mullah’s who control Iran?  Where are the Christians rioting and killing?

To me, the answer is clear: Tolerance.

The Left has hijacked the definition of Tolerance.  The Left twists and redefines tolerance to mean if you don’t drink the poison Kool-Aid of their mindless, godless mantra, you are not tolerant.  This is the same intolerance as Islam: follow our way or we will enslave you or kill you.

That i not tolerance, for the essence of tolerance implies, in fact, demands, the allowance or sufferance, of conduct with which one is not in accord.  Not an apology. 

Christians and Jews 100, Lefists and Muslims, zero on the scale of tolerance and civilized behavior.

©2012 Alden L. Benton/Independence Creek Enterprises
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