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Muslims In Two European Nations Erupt On Easter Sunday

Muslims In Two European Nations Erupt On Easter Sunday

I am always amazed how people tell us that Islam is a religion of peace, yet Muslims attack others of faith, commit the majority of terror, demand that they get what they want, or start to riot and kill in the name of Islam. Sadly our politicians continue to perpetuate this fallacy.

I know some will say, “You are blaming all of Islam for the actions of a few!” Others will jump on the bandwagon and ask, “What about the Crusaders? Were they not violent?”

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The problem with the crusades is they started almost a thousand years ago and lasted less than 250 years. But such acts are denounced today. The same can’t be said with Islam; they are still conducting violence in the name of Islam today.

I beg to differ regarding a few supporting this; if you look at polling with Muslims in Muslim majority nations, the majority supports violence. Even in the West, the numbers are far too high to be comfortable with this. You can look at the polling here: Is Islam a Religion of Peace.

We have seen the latest attacks from Muslims both in Spain and in Sweden; while one of these is understandable, although as an advocate of free speech, I don’t find this acceptable, the other in Spain, there is no excuse for this.

Medforth.biz reported:

A group of unaccompanied minor refugees from the Bermúdez de Castro hostel in Granada disrupted the Catholic procession in the early hours of Holy Thursday morning (…) Fortunately, the quick intervention of the police prevented serious incidents.

Total outrage in Granada. The procession had been on the road for about an hour and a half, and as it went down the Cuesta del Chapiz, a large number of objects began to rain down on those present. All of these projectiles came from the migrant shelter mentioned above, as several sources confirmed.

The president of Vox Granada, Onofre Miralles, condemned the events through his networks: “Yesterday I had the honour of accompanying the procession. I was informed that objects were thrown at the procession from the reception centre for underage migrants. They are directed against our culture and our tradition. I demand action on the part of the Region of Andalusia”.

This is the umpteenth attack on a Catholic procession during Holy Week. It is not the first incident and unfortunately it will not be the last. Last Sunday, a group of North Africans had tried to attack the Easter procession in El Vendrell (Tarragona).

I find this amazing; you take a group of refugees, and no one is bothering them, but they think they are given the green light to attack you because you are celebrating a religious holiday other than theirs.

This is a huge problem, more a problem of double standards. These immigrants demand respect for their faith but feel they have a right to attack other faiths. This alienates them from the society they are trying to integrate with, but it also reinforces negative stereotypes already formed of Muslims.

The other attack is more understanding concerning the anger Muslims in Sweden feel. Still, one finds it amazing how they reserve the right to attack others in their mosques and then demand that people respect their feelings. Guess what? You can’t have it both ways.

According to Gateway Pundit:

The political party, Stram Kurs, which translates to “Hard Line,” had intended to conduct the demonstration in Landskrona on Thursday, but it was moved to Malmo after rioters began lighting cars of fire and engaging in violence.

“Local police said in a statement that they fired warning shots after coming under attack and three people were apparently hit by ricochets,” BBC reports.

Here is the problem, I am not a fan of this, but as a Jew, if someone threatened to do this to the Torah, I would think they were being stupid, but would I riot and tear the city apart? No.

Free speech is protected, not to protect the speech we like, rather what we find unlikable, disgusting, or goes against what we find good and decent. Yet it seems one faith today is demanding we respect them, but then reacts like this if someone dares to do the same back to their faith:

Some of the replies are what everyone is asking:

We in the West are so concerned about being politically correct; we do the opposite of what the Muslims in restrictive societies do:

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It turns out the West is so scared of being labeled an islamophobe that they are willing to put on blindfolds and refuse to acknowledge the violence done in the name of Islam.

Does this mean we should ban Muslims? I don’t think so; they can be very productive citizens in our society. We need to educate the ones before they arrive or if they are refugees when they arrive. If they can’t live by the standards of freedom demanded in the West, ship them somewhere they will be comfortable. Some may say this is prohibitively expensive, but then so is the damage when they are rioting; the lives lost are irreplaceable.

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We need to give power to the moderate voices, the Muslims trying to bring Islam into a modern age, where the violence of the past is rejected. Instead, we often do the opposite, then wonder why things turned out so badly.

Muslims need to understand that if they continue this type of behavior, they will start to see a violent reaction. As for ourselves, let’s give space to the voice of reason; this is the only way to beat this. Our alternative? Extermination of the faith? That I can’t abide, such an act would make us no better than the radicals.

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About The Author

Timothy Benton

Student of history, a journalist for the last 2 years. Specialize in Middle East History, more specifically modern history with the Israeli Palestinian conflict. Also, a political commentator has been a lifetime fan of politics.

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