Friday, February 03, 2006

Who's intolerant now?

Newsflash: Muslims are an intolerant people. I am not saying that Islam is an intolerant religion, and I will not make a statement like that in this blog, I am just saying that mainstream Muslims are intolerant. Somehow the mainstream media has missed this fact completely. However, and I will probably only say this once in my life, I don’t exactly blame the media for not reporting it. With the current Danish cartoon scandal having already swept through the Muslim community other less then tolerant behavior springs to memory for me.

Take for example the Taliban checkpoints in Afghanistan where members of the Taliban search cars for music on cassette and then confiscate them when found. Or the complete body coverings that women must wear in many Islamic communities. Let us not forget Muslims do not tolerate gays at all (yet gays for some reason support them more then they do America). Perhaps my favorite is the uproar that was caused among Muslims after a soldier flushed a copy of the Quran down a toilet in Guantanamo (as if such a feat is even possible). What other culture moves to America and instead of assimilating to American culture, demands America to assimilate to its culture? Arabs throughout America demand that exceptions should be made for them because somehow they are different then regular Americans? If Americans moved to Arabic countries and tried to set up little American communities with all that goes along with being American i.e. free speech, equal rights, and bikinis, then Arabs would be up in arms (no pun intended). It would never happen. So why should everyone cater to Muslims?

Could this same argument be made against crazy Christian abortion clinic bombers, or Pat Robertson types? Sure. But it isn’t the same thing. When someone does something crazy in the name of Christianity other Christians are quick to speak out against them and explain why what they did was wrong. Of course there are Muslims against the extremists out there but so far it hasn’t been the majority of them. There is only a tiny voice expressing opposition to the crazy-non-free-speech-Muslims out there. Until an opposition of some magnitude arises out of the Islamic community I will continue to make the statement that Muslims are the most intolerant people out there right now.

On another point the American government has tucked tail and lost it’s balls concerning “offending” Muslims. Are we appeasing or are we employing some kind of homeland defense tactic? Muslim extremists already hate America and its way of life so why are we trying to not offend them? Why have we condemned Danish cartoonists right to freedom of speech when the cartoonists in our country have that very freedom and use it every day in every major newspaper across the country to poke fun at everything from politicians to religion. Where is the Danish ACLU on this one? Why aren’t they up in arms over this violation of the first amendment?

I am not one to back down when I think something is wrong and I cant believe our government has given into the pressure to do so. Of course they have larger things to consider then just angry comments on their blog page but what kind of message are they sending to the American people? Are they telling us that we should be a country of apology-letter-writing-non-line-stepping people? Come on government, strap on a pair and do the right thing. The right thing does not consist of appeasing religious extremists, simple as that.

10 comments:

Mary*Ann said...

Boggs, I think you have it exactly right.

Anonymous said...

Tim,
Outstanding blog! I lived in a University family housing complex for 2 years that housed mostly muslim families and experienced for myself their intolerance and disdain for Americans. I was spit on (because I spoke), cursed at (because I was wearing a knee-legnth dress), and intimidated or threatened on a regular basis. And all this in the United States of America. The housing management would not take my complaint and I was told that I needed to be more understanding of their culture.
I was told that if it was going to continue to be a problem I should move. Well....being spit on and threatened is definately a problem fo me, so I moved. I'm sure thousands of such examples can be found here IN THIS COUNTRY. Thanks for putting it out there!
Neatie

Anonymous said...

Thank you for saying what most won't say. Maybe some are afraid to speak, some are blind to reality, some have been brainwashed by the liberal multi-culturalism poison which entered the country a good many years ago. Once upon a time people came to this country to be Americans. They left bad conditions behind and came here because they wanted the American way of life - -real freedom. Now they come to exploit us, not embrace us. The first to come to this country were productive and patriotic, hard workers and became a part of the American fabric. They built up. We are rapidly becoming a third world country. They are tearing us down. You are a brave man, Boggs, in more ways than one. A of A&N

Anonymous said...

You go man! Say it like it is.
Tom Canterbury

Mrs. Diva said...

Thank you, well said.

Ya'll ain't ready for this... said...

Tim Boggs!

I just found your blog. I'm so glad you are still alive and despite unfavorable conditions, doing "well". Amma read your blog all the time now to keep up with you.

Probably the only Janara you know, Janara

yo' baby daddy john said...

Once again a written masterpiece on what most of us think. Your lyrical genius can't be stopped...keep it up!

T. F. Boggs said...

Hey Janara, good to hear from you, it has been a while. I am glad to hear you are doing well and it is good to have you reading along. I'll check your blog out as well.

Anonymous said...

When an uneducated group allows themselves to be led by one, being told what to think, what to do, how to dress,act, speak and believe, then they will have to pay the ultimate price of their ignorance, our presence in their country. We are there to teach them how to think on their own. How to make the right descision, not one dictated to. We are there to show them that democracy works, that being a free person to believe, speak, practice religion of ones own desire is the esecence of being an American. We don't want them to be americans, we want them to be free Iraqis who can stand-up on their own, and defend themselves from others who want them to change their lives because "one" individual interprets a book in is own favor and feels that all should follow him or die. stand-up for yourselves, your childrens and your future is in your hands!

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