While Americans watch the political conventions on TV and prepare for the Labor Day holiday weekend, and Malaysians rejoice over another electoral setback for the much-hated ruling party and prepare for their upcoming Independence Day (Merdeka), followers of the Religion of Peace have been keeping themselves busy around the world recently:
- Killing gays in Iraq. The American-backed government there refuses to even acknowledge the problem, let alone do anything about it. Unofficial estimates (the only kind available) estimate that at least 430 gay men have been executed by one band of jihadists or another for 'crimes of sodomy' since 2003.
- An 'epidemic' of child rape in Afghanistan. Numbers of victims are hard to come by--it could be hundreds, maybe more. The youngest victim thus far is a 2 1/2 year old girl. In the usual style of Islamic government, nothing is being done.
- Jihadists in Pakistan hit bottom, keep digging. This time, a member of the religion of peace suicide bombed a hospital; 23 were killed.
- Al Qaeda in Algeria bombed a police academy, and also attacked local employees of a Canadian engineering firm. A total of 55 died in the two attacks.
How many 'peace loving' Muslims in Malaysia or anywhere will dare go out and show their outrage over any of this, or protest this unrelenting river of blood shed in the name of their prophet and god? So far, precisely zero. And I am not going to hold my breath either.