Umar Lee: Disrespect for Muslims From Top to Bottom.
I'll focus on the top.
The candidates were arguing about the American response to the Iranian speed-boat incident the other day and Sen. Fred Thompson of Tennessee said something along the lines of “if they would have come any closer they would have been introduced to the virgins they are looking forward to seeing” at which point the crowd erupted in cheers and laughter.
You will not see many Muslim leaders or organizations who have access to the media condemning this statement by Sen. Thompson and the track record on this issue is very poor. And, for the record, I am no fan of the regime in Iran; but this was a swipe at all Muslims.
Thompson was specifically referring to the thugs in the Iranian navy. How does that response translate to all Muslims?
Now if Muslims do believe that martyrs get 72 hymen-regenerating virgins in heaven, well then the majority of the world will, as it should, laugh at them. The problem isn't the laughter, it's the idiotic belief system.