Over the years I’ve watched the increase of Muslim incidents through out the world, having long ago considered it to be more explosive than most world religions. The reasons behind this is that it resists change. The religious leaders are nearly fanatical about maintaining the code of the religion, right down to dress and sexual discrimination.
I remember one publicized incident years ago where after a civil war, where one Islamic nation went modern, it was retaken by traditionalists, and solders were harassing women in the streets wearing modern clothing, ordering them to dress traditionally. At times they ripped the clothing the women wore and smacked them around.
Moslem rules hampered Desert Storm, I read, because we attacked on their Holy Day in one instance. As a general rule, war respects no Holy days as history displays but when we attacked on Ramadan, we generated a lot of Moslem ire. It was like they wanted us to kick out Sadaam, including turning his soldiers into dead meat, but not on Ramadan. Then, we had to not go into his nation after him because his being Moslem would trigger some Moslem code where Moslems unite, even if enemies, to destroy infidels.
In other words, kill the bugger, but respect his religion or we’ll get mad at you.
I’ve paid attention to the rise of black Muslims, who the regular Muslims do not acknowledge because of their distortion of their beliefs.
Now, in Afghanistan, the Muslims in power are destroying ancient and valuable statues of Buddhism in response to the law that there be no graven images of man nor beast, despite pleas from the international community. I wonder if this means even non-religious statues? The controlling group is trying to force the nation to become absolutely pure Moslem.
In Michigan, where there is a high population of Moslems, they are demanding religious foods in Dearborn schools. They are getting them. Apparently, animal must be slaughtered with the least pain and the blood drained in a certain way and pork is forbidden. Similar to Kosher foods.
Some of the schools are 90% Muslim!
Now, how do they know how chickens and beef are slaughtered generally? Most slaughter houses do it fast, as painlessly as possible and hang the carcasses to drain. Chickens are decapitated usually by machine, beef is usually killed with a ‘humane killer’ that delivers a bolt into the brain, causing instant death. No one beats cows with hammers letting them slowly die, or tortures chickens prior to plucking them.
Even the strict Jewish religion doesn’t mind if their people eat burgers at Burger King, dine on extra crispy KFC, though they prefer to avoid the pork. Even so, some modern Jews eat pork.
Correct me if I am wrong, because here, where I live, we have a very, very tiny Jewish community, but I don’t recall Jews demanding strict Kosher foods in public schools that their children attend.
Even here, the Muslim women walk around in traditional clothing, consisting of hoods and long robes or dresses. The Muslim guys, well, they sport around however they choose.
I’ve watched the squabbles increase over seas and the violence escalate as the 21st century became available to the Moslem nations, along with some strange compromises. I recall a photograph in a news story showing a room full of Moslem women working modern computers, each dressed in concealing long clothing like from the times their people lived in tents and burned camel dung for cooking.
Now, should we be aware of the potential for a Holy War between the Moslems and everyone else? Each time, it seems to me, that a Moslem nation embraces modern technology and stuff like the rest of the world, some bearded, religious fanatic grabs up modern weapons and starts a religious war to shove everyone back into the stone age beliefs.
I’m starting to think that within the not too distant future, we are going to again get involved in a Holy war. Especially since Afghanistan is real close to Pakistan, which now has nuclear capability and fanatics do not usually care how many infidels they kill nor with what, just so long as the killing is done.
As a side thought, this is America. Do our schools have to cater to every religious diet in the world? Aren’t our food generic enough? What if some group pops up who wants goats meat served? What about a group demanding fresh goat blood to drink? Cows are sacred in India and dairy products are not even allowed in the same room as meat so what if a group starts griping that the dairy products in our schools need to be next door for religious reasons, or hamburgers should not be served in the same room as chicken? What if their religion demands that they consume wine with meals – not that there is one that I know of, or they suddenly decide that their children should not be forced to sit with agnostics, Christians, Buddhists and Jews?
Or, what if they demand to be segregated from whites, blacks, Indians and Orientals on religious grounds.
Will we do it?