Monday, November 06, 2006

Where are the moderate Muslims?

On October 26 Recliner Commentaries drew attention to a prominent Muslim leader in Australia who blamed the victim of a gang rape for her own rape. Recently an article appeared in Australia’s Herald-Sun (cited in Jihad Watch) discussing the response by “moderate” Muslims. Excerpts appear below:

"Excuses over. The disgraced mufti of Australia set Muslims a test last month and they failed.
That test couldn't have been easier: make Sheik Taj el-Din al-Hilaly pay for preaching that unveiled women invited rape."

"Prove that Muslims can't be led by a man who says raped women must be "jailed for life". Prove we have nothing to fear from your faith."

"Simple? Yet yesterday 34 Muslim groups signed a petition backing this bigot, while others plan a big rally for Sydney tomorrow, denouncing not Hilaly but the non-Muslims who criticise him."

"The results are in: Islam here -- as represented by many of its leaders -- is now a threat.
What's more: our culture of self-hate makes us too weak to properly resist." (Herald-Sun).

The author’s last comment is particularly striking. In America the Left’s relativist, multicultural, tolerance of everything but our own Judeo-Christian heritage (which they loathe), has so permeated our society that this may ultimately be the downfall of our country because in spite of all our military power—we are too weak to properly resist.


Kevin said...

I completely and unequivocally reject the idea that the victim of rape is at fault for being raped. The blame always, regardless of circumstances or past history, is on the rapist. I reject this Muslim leaders stance and his position is completely and totally contrary to our values of equality for women and protection of victims of violent crimes.

Those who hold these views are free to do so, but their viewpoint is incompatible with a free society. They stand against the things we hold as basic and essential to freedom. Am I alone on this one... right or left can we agree that this position that the victim of rape is at fault is always and unquestionably wrong?

robert said...

I find it peculiar that Muslims would pick this particular individual to defend. Quite frankly, his actions seem... indefensible. I have come to the conclusion that Muslims seem to have taken on an air of invincibility in moral matters that westerners seem impotent to criticize or reject.

I wonder if Islam is capable of “growing out” of this. Considering its founding principles, it seems unlikely that it will without a massive shift in the religion or someone consciously removing this jihad business.

Anonymous said...

So...what is the Christian's response to this insanity? Kill radical Muslims?