legion:If there was a Christian atrocity that left 200 Muslims dead […]
But the terrorist attack in Spain was not a “Muslim atrocity”. It was an Islamist-extremist terrorist atrocity.
I think a Muslim prayer for peace is especially appropriate in this context, since it highlights the fact that Islamist-extremist terrorists do not speak for Islam as a whole (even if they try to pretend they do), and that the vast majority of Muslims repudiate their actions.
(nitpick: There’s no reason to assume that all the victims of the Madrid bombings were Christians. Spain’s population is only about 2/3 Christian, and its half-million Muslims make up over 1% of the population. It’s very likely that some of the Madrid victims, like some of the victims of the 9/11 attacks, were themselves Muslim. Al-Qaeda has certainly shown no compunction in the past about blowing up their co-religionists along with members of other faiths.)
If you want to be really picky about it, we don’t even know for sure that the bombing was done by Islamic terrorists. Many of the signs point that way, but there’s also reason to suspect Basque separatists.
But still what? 99.99% of people are peace loving, but is it really right that they still make comments on this? Many people’s from the Basque country have also plenty to say on ETA’s supposed actions. Are they allowed?
What makes this a Muslim atrocity? Do you know facts the Spanish governemnt doesn’t? And what figures do you have that defines the religious beliefs of the dead?
Where does ‘Ragsman’ state its religious affiliation? When did they survey their membership’s religious beliefs? It appears to be chiefly associated with Chess, a game originally from India or thereabouts. Why should it therefore have a religious position centring around Christianity?
So many erroneous and unfounded assumptions in such a short post.
I know of an action – mostly by men and women saying they are Christians and representing a nation which is about 80% Christian – which has killed unknown thousands of Moslems in the last year. I offer a prayer for these Moslems, and others, to the spirit of God who is also sometimes known as Allah. Sometimes I post a prayer so that others will know and be comforted. If they are not comforted, I have done my best.
Personally, I can’t think of a possible reason to criticize this gesture. I have a much bigger problem with those Muslim religious leaders (a limited number among the US and Europe, though not as small as I’d like, by far) who meet radical Islamic terrorism with either silence or only lukewarm, cursory condemnation.
Actually, I think it’s very important if we are seeing the beginnings of public condemnation by Muslims of the terrorists purporting to represent their whole religion. Every time, after a “Muslim” attrocity is commited (please note quotes before flaming), we have a host of people asking “well, if these loons don’t represent the Average Muslim Joe-in-the-Street, where are the dissenting voices? Where are the condemnations?” So - here is a dissenting voice. Cherish it. Hope that more and more will come!
Absolutely. Well, actually not, since I’m not Christian- but you get the idea
A “Me Too” post - I cannot see why it should be considered inappropriate at all, and, as others have, said, it is actually a very good thing, perhaps of value in showing anyone who needs to be told that “Moslem” is NOT the same as “terrorist”.
And I don’t know the figures for Madrid, but I can be very sure that any bombing in my own city that attacked the public transport system would be killing and injuring peoplle from a variety of religious affiliation, and, of course, of none: in no way would be be killing 200 Christians.