Saturday, October 29, 2005

Misplaced Priorities

According to a post at Little Green Footballs Muslim students at Harper College in Chicago protested this art exhibit. In true dhimmi fashion, it was closed within hours, free speech and freedom of expression be damned! But are any Muslims anywhere in the world outraged at this atrocity commited by Muslims on Christians?
JAKARTA, Indonesia - Unidentified assailants attacked a group of high school girls on Saturday in Indonesia's tense province of Central Sulawesi, beheading three and seriously wounding a fourth, police said.

The students from a private Christian high school were ambushed while walking through a cocoa plantation in Poso Kota subdistrict on their way to class, police Maj. Riky Naldo said. The rural area is close to the provincial capital of Poso, about 1,000 miles northeast of the Indonesian capital Jakarta.

He said the heads of the three dead girls were found several miles from their bodies.

Indonesia is the world's most populous Muslim nation. But Central Sulawesi has a roughly equal number of Muslims and Christians. The province on Sulawesi island was the scene of a bloody sectarian war in 2001-2002 that killed around 1,000 people from both communities.

At the time, beheadings, burnings and other atrocities were common.

A government-mediated truce ended the conflict in early 2002 but since then, there have been a series of bomb attacks and assassinations targeting Christians. A market attack in the predominantly Christian town of Poso killed 22 people in May.
Oops! Wait a minute. As I reread the article I see that the Christian girls were attacked by "unidentified assailants". It must have been a subtle unconcious Islamophobia within me that made me assume the beheaders were Muslim. The killers could be from any of the numerous and varied religious terrorist groups that target Christians in Indonesia and behead their victims.

I sure hope the Muslim students from Harper College don't get upset with me for assuming that any vicious unprovoked attack on, and subsequent beheading of innocent Christians, Jews, Hindus, Buddists, or Muslims is necessarily perpetrated by Muslim terrorists.

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2 Comments:

At 3:19 PM, Blogger A Christian Prophet said...

Lingering from a "religious" war. But apparently wars are not started by religions, rather by ego-vested interests. See The Christian Prophet blog:

http://christianprophecy.blogspot.com/

 
At 9:46 AM, Blogger Harry said...

Whether or not they are truly religious, we are still too tolerant of terrorists who cloak themselves in Islam and of Muslims who support the terrorists because they find justification for their violence in Islamic scripture. We are also too tolerant of Muslims who would restrict our freedoms in order to protect Muslims from feeling offended.

 

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