Monday, February 07, 2005


Rewarding Religious Violence

What is going to happen when the other religions of the Western world start to realize that radical Islam has shown that in modern politics, religious violence is now acceptable:

While those who convert to Islam, such as Cat Stevens, Jemima Khan, and the sons of the Frank Dobson, the former Health Secretary, and Lord Birt, the former BBC Director-General, can publicly celebrate their new religion, those whose faith goes in the other direction face persecution. Mr Hussein, a 39-year-old hospital nurse in Bradford, is one of a growing number of former Muslims in Britain who face not just being shunned by family and community, but attacked, kidnapped, and in some cases killed.
Actions (or in this case, inactions) speak louder than words. Politicians, especially those looking to eradicate Christianity as their philosophical competitor, have been making such behavior a good cost/benefit equation for some time now, and radical Islam is the biggest advertisement for this policy.