Watch this video here NOW(hat tip Dave). Apparently a Tulsa Muslim wrote a letter to the editor in his local newspaper, the Tulsa World, after viewing the latest al qaeda tape. The letter got him kicked out of his mosque.
A pleasant Muslim who was disturbed enough by the recent Al Qaeda tape to publically condemn it and call on other Muslims to bring Osama to justice is threatened and ostracized by... other Muslims in his local community in America.
This incident says a lot about the prevailing mentality of Islamic enclaves in the West. No doubt, many Muslims are sickened by the actions of Osama and his ilk but whenever they publically condemn that evil, "the umma vs. the world" mindset kicks in. You see, a Muslim should never criticize another Muslim in such a public manner because then the "enemies of Islam" can use the criticism to bash the Islamic society.
In this case, a Muslim strongly disagreed with Al Qaeda! Still, he got kicked out of his mosque. Think about it: Just how many more issues don't come to light because of this hideous paradigm?
How about these:
- Wife beating.
- Child abuse.
- Cousin marriages.
- Defrauding the infidels.
- Raising money for Islamic "activists".
- Views on race within the Islamic community.
Instead of facing such issues, the Muslims simply brush them under the rug. It's not that the ugliness doesn't exist, just that nobody dares touch it unless they want to face being cut off from their "brothers" and "sisters".
It's ironic that Muslims do this because they don't want to appear as terribly flawed and broken--they wish to showcase a united and flawless front. In fact, what the West ends up seeing: This totalitarian bunch would rather take the time to kick a Muslim out of a mosque for passionately speaking against Dark Age merchants instead of taking on the Islamists--at least rhetorically.
"Moderate" Muslims can't speak up in Islamic nations because they legitimately fear the Islamists in their societies.
It seems the same is becoming true in the West.
End result: Islamic communities everywhere remain closed, stale and backwards.
[Originally published on Nov. 25, 2006 at 03:07 p.m.]