Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Religion of Pieces

One quarter of American Muslims under age 30 see little wrong with becoming smithereen commandos.

WASHINGTON - One in four younger U.S. Muslims say suicide bombings to defend their religion are acceptable at least in some circumstances, though most Muslim Americans overwhelmingly reject the tactic and are critical of Islamic extremism and al-Qaida, a poll says.
Are there a hundred Muslim teens in your kids high school? Statistically, 25 of them see no problem with blowing you to kingdom come, if they think you're dissing their religion.

No doubt, CAIR and co-conspirators will shriek that this is a result of the isolation felt by Muslims in American society. They're wrong. This is a failure of Muslim American culture, reflective of the greater failure of worldwide Muslim culture that nurtures terrorism and led directly to 9/11.

This should be a wake-up call for Muslim moderates. It should not, though it will, be used as an opportunity to whine about how Muslims are perceived.