You know, once upon a time in this country it was decided that society sucked. Racism was the order of the day, and women didn’t have the same rights as men.
Did the good liberals of the time run around warning us that we must not condemn all of society for these wrongs? That not everyone was involved in lynchings and that most men still treated women well?
No, it was decided that society itself was at fault and had to change.
Now, given that the ills inflicted upon not only those outside the Islamic faith but commonly within it as well, are much more repressive, brutal and sexist than was ever the case in American society of the fifties and early sixties, why is there not an even greater outcry from American liberals for change within Islamic societies?
And why do American liberals who excoriate the Bush administration for torturing three Iraqis, not find the routine lashings of women objectionable enough to condemn Islamic societies who practice it? Surely being lashed with a whip 80 to 100 times for the offense of getting raped is worse torture than waterboarding? (Not to mention that it doesn’t even make sense - other than to make sure that if you’re raped you keep your mouth shut.)
And why are American liberals not outraged at the forced marriages, honor killings and stonings that are routine widespread in many Islamic countries.
Why is it that American feminists are not outraged and calling for Islam to cast off these horrid practices against women? And why isn’t the “individual freedoms” crowd making fun of and agitating for the end of Islamic restrictions on moral behavior?
And why were the shootings of Medgar Evers, MLK and the church bombing that killed four young black girls held by liberals of the time to be symptomatic of American society of the time, but the assassination of a Christian government Minister in Pakistan is attributable only to the actions of the men who killed him?
In other words, why was pre-counter-culture American society at fault for the ills that occurred within it, but Islam is not at fault for the ills that occur within it?