Reassuring French Muslims? How About Reassuring France?


I spent the latter part of yesterday watching the continuous updates from Paris, along with my guest, an Indonesian Muslim.

We were identically appalled at the enormity of the evil that was done by those filthy savages hollering ‘Allahu Akbar.’

I dare say we both recalled the equally filthy savages at Cikeusik, a few years ago, recorded on video as they bludgeoned three innocent Ahmadi martyrs to death.

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They too hollered the same blasphemous call. 

And I am utterly confident that my other Muslim friends here are just as disgusted as we were. 

At least the jihadist scum in Paris got what they deserved and will now be burning in Hell.

That outcome differentiates the French police from their Indonesian counterparts, who stood back and let the pogrom happen.

And those Cikeusik pigs eventually arrested got off with slap-on-the-wrist sentences.

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However, my guest is long gone now, after making me a great bacon breakfast, BTW, and now the media is rattling on about how Muslims in France need reassurance, that they’ll not all be blamed for the crimes committed by Islamists.

It would be monstrous if they were blamed. Many of them will share my guest’s views. But there are things that could be done to minimise the risk of an unfair backlash.

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Condemnations of the atrocity from Islamic leaders have been forthcoming, and are welcome.

But there is more they could say and do. They could call on their clerics in every mosque to clarify perceived aspects of their creed that alarm everyday French (and other!) folk.

First, they should be required to denounce any suggestion that ideological allegiance trumps their duty as French citizens. Sectarian solidarity with foreign populations is inadmissable as a reason to criticise their country’s foreign policy.

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  • Equally important, perhaps, is a clear decree that ‘apostasy’ and/or ‘heresy’ can never be grounds for harm. Every imam should be required, on pain of dismissal from his pulpit, to tell his flock that, just as anyone has the right to convert to Islam, so too anyone is free to convert out of Islam, to another faith, or to none.

A similar clarion call must be sounded in every mosque, that while the preacher may not like certain cartoons or other depictions of prophets…

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… such dislike should be expressed via sermons, emails to editors or Facebook posts, ALONG WITH an unequivocal injunction against any physical threat to the authors of such drawings. 

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  • As for sexism, well, it’s their mosque, so if they can’t abide women worshipping side by side with men, okay, but OUTSIDE, in a free society, no second-class status  may be ascribed to women. 

Any cleric unwilling to comply with these modest requirements should be excluded from religious premises – in fact, it might be wise to exclude them from France altogether.

 

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