Sunday, January 08, 2006

Spot The Islamophobe

Oh, go ahead and call me an intolerant Islamophobe, I could give less than a turd. I find this bottom-of-the-story paragraph quite telling:

About 2 million pilgrims from around the world were expected to perform the rites of the hajj. About 60,000 troops are at the ready to ensure everything runs smoothly. More than 2,000 pilgrims have died at the hajj since 1987.

Unlike, say, the Vatican, or the Temple Mount, no non-Muslim is allowed to step foot inside of Mecca.

If this is the Religion Of Peace, why are 60,000 troops needed to keep order for the hajj?

You are more than welcome to compare this to the number of NYPD used to keep order in Times Square on New Year's Eve, or the number of police used to keep order at the Vatican for the Christmas Mass.

But keep in mind that all manner of faiths, creeds, nationalities, colors, yada yada yada are welcome in Times Square and the Vatican, and Israel.

Seems to me that the real Islamophobes just happen to be Muslims.