The guns in Mumbai have finally fallen silent. The well equipped and disciplined jihadists, despite being heavily outnumbered, held off everything the Indian security forces could throw at them for nearly three days. The death toll stands at 195 and is likely to go higher as the burned-out buildings and other battlegrounds in Mumbai are carefully searched. The investigation thus far finds the logistical trail for this 'martyrdom operation' leading back to (where else) Pakistan, which is the center for all things jihad in south Asia.
Does any remember one 'Farouk Peru', my old nemesis, Muslim 'scholar' and jihad apologist? Last year he and I had a series of dueling columns at Malaysia Today. Well, he's back and has surfaced with a letter that spells out his thoughts on the recent actions of his co-religionists. His letter and thoughts thus revealed are so absurd and laughable, I have to respond.
(the) Mumbai massacre was a heinous act perpetrated by those who can scarcely call themselves human beings. I wonder just what kind of psychopathic illness can bring about such a state of mind that one can slaughter other people like that.
The illness you are wondering about is called 'Seventh Century Arabian Bandit' or SCAB syndrome, AKA 'Islam'.
I would like to ask though, is it really Muslims who are behind this merciless massacre of over 120 innocent people? I don't know but does it matter at all?
Does it matter? The fact that he's asking this sort of question, even rhetorically, tells us all we need to know as to what sort of logical circumlocutions are required to be a Muslim nowadays. It's almost like he's saying, don't bother investigating this or any other terror attack, because he already knows where the trail of culpability will lead. Or perhaps, he'd rather that no one knew who the guilty are.
When the Islamophobes who attack guys like me commit their dastardly deed, they will not stop to ask 'Excuse me Mr Muslim, are you supportive of terrorist acts'. They will not even stop to ask me if I am a Muslim or not. Simply because I look the part, I will get my head kicked in, no questions asked.
The bodies of the dead have yet to grow cold, and already, this great Islamic thinker is hurtling accusations of 'Islamophobia' at, well, everywhere and everyone. In the Islamic ethical universe, 'Islamophobia' is a crime as great if not greater than the just-committed acts of mass murder.
So perceptions matter. Whether or not Muslims are behind the Mumbai massacre of 2008, if the people think they are behind it, the repercussions will be the same. Heads kicked in, no questions, no mercy.
We don't have to 'think' that Muslims did this in the name of Islam. We know for certain that they did. As for not being merciful, I think that the evil kufr that you so love to criticize, even now, are far more merciful to Muslims than Muslims can ever be to infidels. You yourself, Mr. Farouk, live in the abode of a kufr land (the UK), amongst the heathens, and what happens? You are allowed to stay there in peace, to practice and yes even free to spread that intolerant and hate-filled ideology of yours. Meanwhile, Muslim terrorists in Mumbai and elsewhere gun down, blow up or otherwise murder innocent civilians, including women and children. And you have the chutzpah to talk about mercy? What gives you the right?
Grim, yes but as Muslims, what can we do about this?
Oh golly, what can Muslims do about all this? I have some ideas.
How about ceasing and desisting with ridiculous conspiracy theories, like that 9-11, Beslan, and other Muslim terror attacks were committed by Jews, the CIA or some other group of kufr to 'make Muslims/Islam look bad'?
How about denouncing and disowning Muslim terrorists and terror groups by name? Sweeping, specifics-free, loophole-laden statements like denouncing 'all terrorism' ala Muhammed Ghazi are meaningless at best, disingenuous at worst.
How about accepting responsibility for a change and apologizing for numerous Muslim acts of terror that occur somewhere on the planet every single day? The outrages of Mumbai are not an aberrant event, like Mr. Farouk seems to think they are--there have been over 12,000 Muslim terrorist acts since 9-11. Has Farouk or any other of his co-religionists EVER apologized for even one of them?
How about Muslims not lionize and treat murdering jihadists like Azahari, Arafat and Amrozi like heroes and rock stars?
How about explaining to us dumb kufr why Muslim terrorists use numerous Quranic verses to justify there acts?
There are 200 or more dead in Mumbai tonight and where is the Muslim outrage? Cartoons in Denmark brought Malaysians and Muslims everywhere on the streets in outrage, but a pile of dead bodies in Mumbai or Beslan or Madrid or London or countless other places elicits no visible Muslim outrage whatsoever.
Even now, Farouk seems much more concerned with 'Islamophobia' -this is the word he repeats over and over in his letter. Does he apologize, empathize with the victims, condemn the guilty, or try to figure out how to stop the next Muslim atrocity? Of course not--THAT would be Islamophobic.