Ran across this blog today by a Svend White who writes on observations on Islam, America and international affairs from an unapologetic liberal and a proud American Muslim. Note the word ‘unapologetic – i.e. an apologist and appeaser.
His most recent blog on understanding how muslims speak and what they mean was picked up by Alt.muslim. In a satirical vein, Mr. White lampoons the media for their inability to understand what muslims say and what they mean. In the process he inadvertently provides a perfect list of what muslims say today and what they do mean.
Rule 1: Muslims always speak truthfully and literally… When a muslim says he’ll kill you, he means it.
Rule 2: ...except when they're lying to trick you.
Rule 3: Muslim words apply to all times and places.
Rule 4: Deep down, Muslims are always thinking about (and yearning for) violence.
Rule 5: It's always "jihad".
Mr. White, I couldn’t have said it any better.
But the real kicker and one that shows his true lack or understanding of the difference between Islam and other religions was the blog entries entitled The Da Vinci protests, or Christians get their "cartoons". He writes:
“Speaking of the "Da Vinci Code", protests by offended Christians, particularly Catholics, are happening around the world. Many are calling for it to be banned, censored, or accompanied by a disclaimer noting that it is a work of fiction. Deja vu all over again. It'll be interesting to see how many of those who loudly denounced Muslims for supposedly imposing their religious values during the cartoon controversy will speak out against the attempts of some Christians to impose their values on the world.”
Amazing! Simply amazing! The ignorance of the man! Mr. White, I haven’t seen rabid Catholics burning American flags in the street, killing those who don’t believe in Christianity, or burning down buildings protesting this “cartoon”. To even dare to draw and analogy between the response of the two is outrageous and shows either your total lack of understanding – or perhaps just a feeble attempt at defend the atrocious behavior of muslims in response to the simple and inane cartoons of Mohammed.
Oh yes, I forgot. You were referring to rule # 4.