A “moderate” muslim cleric in Afghanistan, among others, is calling for the death of a 41 year old man because – and get this – the guy converted to Christianity. This same cleric was jailed three times by the Taliban for being too moderate.
What the hell is wrong with people?
I think this sort of Muslim must carefully consider Christianity for a moment. The religions are actually not so different. Fundamentalist Christians could make a case for killing all non-Christians, ie; Muslims.
They have all the suicide bombers, its true. But Christians have all the bombs. And they don’t have to die to set them off. A simple flick of the wrist, and poof, the problem vanishes in a cloud of fungal proportions.
Of course, Christians for the most part don’t want to do that. For the most part, Christians, even the fundamentalist ones, are more than content to watch the Simpsons and eat McDonalds. Sure, you get the occasional whack job that bombs an abortion clinic or something, but on the whole, Christians can’t be bothered with religious wars any more.
The nation of Islam has some serious publicity issues. The rest of the world thinks they’re a religions of rabid Xenophobes, and while its true that western press is probably fueling this fire a bit, but they aren’t exactly inventing the footage of muslims stoning other muslims, right?
The sooner the true moderate Muslims can get the fundamentalists out of high places, the sooner we can all get down to watching some really meaningful television. In fact, it wouldn’t be a bad idea for America to get the fundamentalists out of power either.
Pass me that Egg McMuffin, would you?