This morning, as I read yet another article about yet another radical Islamic suicide bombing, this time a hospital..... which by the way is about as low and cowardly as a person can get. Right down there with a gang (uniformed or not) beating up some unarmed kid.
Anyway.... I was reading this article, and thinking to myself "There is the face of Islam, for all the world to see. They murder sick people in a hospital for fun and the Prophet". One of the other voices in my head responded with "But they are Radical Islam, and not part of the main faith"..... and then another voice in my head said "Yea, but none of the other Muslims out there are doing a damn thing about it, and that is the same as accepting it as part of their path in life".
As long as this entertaining internal dialog was going on, I just sat back, sipping coffee and listening to the voices argue.
The first voice said "Yes, if the Muslim world does not rise up and do something about the violent assholes blowing up hospitals and churches in their name, then they are part of the problem". Voice number three chimed in early with "Sure. You'd never see the Christian community putting up with this kind of sick behavior from someone claiming to be part of their faith....."
Whereupon I interrupted the voices to make a point. When did the organized Christian faiths get together and do something about those disgusting low life's of the Westboro Baptist Church? Hmmm?
No double standard here. If the Muslim faith is reduced to filth by the actions of the violent radicals raised in their name, then the Christian faiths are just as represented by the actions of the 'church' they permit to exist within their fold, the Westboro Baptist Church.