Peaceful Islam? Why the Silence?

Why should it be America’s business to go in and sort out the horror in Northern Iraq? Even if it is America’s business as the world’s policeman to be involved, where are the international federations of Islamic countries coming together to say to the United States, “We stand against this outrage! We need your help to get rid of this terrible travesty of the Islamic religion.”

Where are the Islamic religious leaders calling down the wrath of God on the ISIS fighters who they truly believe are a living contradiction to the Koran and the religion of peace? Is it really true that all Muslims are people of peace and the Koran is a book of peace and that most Muslim leaders are horrified by what is being done in the name of their religion?

Imagine what would happen if a group of extremist Christians got their guns and started killing, raping, pillaging and driving out their perceived enemies all the time shouting “Long Live Christ the King!” Certainly down through history there have been examples of armed warfare in the name of Christ and the Catholic Church, but should such a thing erupt today there would be instant outrage and condemnation from the majority of Christian leaders and leaders of Christian countries around the world.

Yet from the Islamic leadership is there a peep of protest? There may be an I have not heard of it. Maybe the Western press is suppressing it. Is there outrage in the Islamic countries? I am not an expert in the Islamic faith and I’m certainly no expert in Middle Eastern affairs, but if these voices are raised, if the leaders of Islamic countries do want to deal with the rising extremist threat why don’t we hear anything about it?


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