Wednesday, November 18, 2015

So many problems with "We can't seem to pinpoint the problem"

I'm seeing a post pop up in my feed, and I can't seem to find where it originated; but it's been copied/pasted as a status by several people I know, and I see it showing up at various places online. It's a lengthy list of bad-things-by-Muslims, combined with a laughably fact-adverse section on how nobody-else-does-bad-things, leading to the inevitable implication that Muslims-are-scary-no-good-and-very-bad.

I've broken it into sections for evaluation (emphasis my own), but if you're into self-torture, the text in its entirety can be found at the bottom.

We Can't Seem To Pinpoint The Problem

The Shoe Bomber was a Muslim
The Beltway Snipers were Muslims
The Fort Hood Shooter was a Muslim
The underwear Bomber was a Muslim
The U-S.S. Cole Bombers were Muslims
The Madrid Train Bombers were Muslims
The Bali Nightclub Bombers were Muslims
The London Subway Bombers were Muslims
The Moscow Theater Attackers were Muslims
The Boston Marathon Bombers were Muslims
The Pan-Am flight #93 Bombers were Muslims
The Air France Entebbe Hijackers were Muslims
The Iranian Embassy Takeover, was by Muslims
The Beirut U.S. Embassy bombers were Muslims
The Libyan U.S. Embassy Attack was by Muslims
The Buenos Aires Suicide Bombers were Muslims
The Israeli Olympic Team Attackers were Muslims
The Kenyan US, Embassy Bombers were Muslims
The Saudi, Khobar Towers Bombers were Muslims
The Beirut Marine Barracks bombers were Muslims
The Besian Russian School Attackers were Muslims
The first World Trade Center Bombers were Muslims
The Bombay & Mumbai India Attackers were Muslims
The Achille Lauro Cruise Ship Hijackers were Muslims
The September 11th 2001 Airline Hijackers were Muslims

So, there you have it...a list of terrible things radical Muslims have done. (Take that, anyone arguing Islamic extremists don't commit crimes!!)


 Think of it:
Buddhists living with Hindus = No Problem
Hindus living with Christians = No Problem
Hindus living with Jews = No Problem
Christians living with Shintos = No Problem
Shintos living with Confucians = No Problem
Confucians living with Baha'is = No Problem
Baha'is living with Jews = No Problem
Jews living with Atheists = No Problem
Atheists living with Buddhists = No Problem
Buddhists living with Sikhs = No Problem
Sikhs living with Hindus = No Problem
Hindus living with Baha'is = No Problem
Baha'is living with Christians = No Problem
Christians living with Jews = No Problem
Jews living with Buddhists = No Problem
Buddhists living with Shintos = No Problem
Shintos living with Atheists = No Problem
Atheists living with Confucians = No Problem
Confusians living with Hindus = No Problem
Muslims living with Hindus = Problem
Muslims living with Buddhists = Problem
Muslims living with Christians = Problem
Muslims living with Jews = Problem
Muslims living with Sikhs = Problem
Muslims living with Baha'is = Problem
Muslims living with Shintos = Problem
Muslims living with Atheists = Problem
MUSLIMS LIVING WITH MUSLIMS = BIG PROBLEM

You may have noticed that line I bolded. If not, if you got lost among all that BS, allow me to re-quote:
Christians living with Jews = No Problem
 Right. No problem. Zip. Nada. Zilch.

Other than, oh, I don't know.

  • The-fucking-Inquisition.
  • The lower-case "i" inquisitions that took place all over Europe
  • That time when Christians kicked Jews out of England
  • Those times when Christians persecuted Jews because of blood libels
  • The pogroms, persecutions and oppressions of Jewish people throughout both Western and Eastern Europe
  • The. Holocaust.

But, yeah, other than pretty much all of Christian history, "no problem" bro!

And let's look at how much of a "no problem" it's been for people of other faiths living among Christians. We could ask the thriving pagan communities of Europe, for instance.

Could, if they hadn't been forcibly converted or put to the sword. But, you know, "No problem!"

There's also a curious omission here. The author doesn't -- to his or her limited credit -- note that it's been "no problem" when Christians have lived with Christians. The fact that there is so much ALL-CAPS-EMPHASIS on the BIG PROBLEM that ensues when Muslims live together seems to imply a measure of uniqueness, though, so let's address that too.

Since pretty much the beginning of Christianity, literally, Christians have been having "BIG PROBLEM"s with other Christians. The Catholic / Protestant conflicts that ran Europe red weren't the half of it. Just ask the Arians. Or the Cathars.

Wait, you can't. They were wiped out. By other Christians. Point is, Christians have been massacring other Christians since early on. And that's for theological differences.

I haven't even mentioned how Christians have used their faith to justify racism. Or killing abortion doctors...in church, no less. Because, let's face it, some Christians can't even co-exist with women's health providers without getting murderous.

So to suggest that Muslim versus Muslim violence is unique to that religion is, well, bullshit. Pure and utter. Steaming loads of it.

But the author goes on:
 **********SO THIS LEADS TO *****************
They're not happy in Gaza
They're not happy in Egypt
They're not happy in Libya
They're not happy in Morocco
They're not happy in Iran
They're not happy in Iraq
They're not happy in Yemen
They're not happy in Afghanistan
They're not happy in Pakistan
They're not happy in Syria
They're not happy in Lebanon
They're not happy in Nigeria
They're not happy in Kenya
They're not happy in Sudan
Aside from the fact that people aren't happy in some of those countries because, well, we've been bombing them...it's worth pointing out that plenty of people are happy in those countries. Religious extremism may lead to discord, and may not sit well with the more enlightened elements of society, but it's not as if those populations are abandoning ship posthaste.

Which, as it happens, seems to be exactly what the author thinks is going on:

******** So, where are they happy? **********
They're happy in Australia
They're happy in England
They're happy in Belgium
They're happy in France
They're happy in Italy
They're happy in Germany
They're happy in Sweden
They're happy in the USA & Canada
They're happy in Norway & India
So immigrants to secular nations are happy in secular countries.
Reminds me of this story I heard once, about a country where people, tired of the unending religious bloodletting in Europe, tried to set up a secular nation with freedom of religion. They did it, and you know what? It worked out well; they were pretty happy. All of them. The religious ones. The irreligious ones.
They're happy in almost every country that is not Islamic! And who do they blame?
Not Islam...
Not their leadership...
Not themselves �
THEY BLAME THE COUNTRIES THEY ARE HAPPY IN!!
And they want to change the countries they're happy in, to be like the countries they came from where they were unhappy!
Aside from the fact that this is a peculiar definition of happiness that the author is using...imagine that. Religious people constantly wanting to tear down the freedoms around them to impose their own beliefs on everyone around them.

Damn. That's scary. I guess you're right. Islam must be singularly problematic.

Because you'd never see Christians doing that, would you?








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Full text:


We Can't Seem To Pinpoint The Problem
The Shoe Bomber was a Muslim
The Beltway Snipers were Muslims
The Fort Hood Shooter was a Muslim
The underwear Bomber was a Muslim
The U-S.S. Cole Bombers were Muslims
The Madrid Train Bombers were Muslims
The Bali Nightclub Bombers were Muslims
The London Subway Bombers were Muslims
The Moscow Theater Attackers were Muslims
The Boston Marathon Bombers were Muslims
The Pan-Am flight #93 Bombers were Muslims
The Air France Entebbe Hijackers were Muslims
The Iranian Embassy Takeover, was by Muslims
The Beirut U.S. Embassy bombers were Muslims
The Libyan U.S. Embassy Attack was by Muslims
The Buenos Aires Suicide Bombers were Muslims
The Israeli Olympic Team Attackers were Muslims
The Kenyan US, Embassy Bombers were Muslims
The Saudi, Khobar Towers Bombers were Muslims
The Beirut Marine Barracks bombers were Muslims
The Besian Russian School Attackers were Muslims
The first World Trade Center Bombers were Muslims
The Bombay & Mumbai India Attackers were Muslims
The Achille Lauro Cruise Ship Hijackers were Muslims
The September 11th 2001 Airline Hijackers were Muslims
Think of it:
Buddhists living with Hindus = No Problem
Hindus living with Christians = No Problem
Hindus living with Jews = No Problem
Christians living with Shintos = No Problem
Shintos living with Confucians = No Problem
Confucians living with Baha'is = No Problem
Baha'is living with Jews = No Problem
Jews living with Atheists = No Problem
Atheists living with Buddhists = No Problem
Buddhists living with Sikhs = No Problem
Sikhs living with Hindus = No Problem
Hindus living with Baha'is = No Problem
Baha'is living with Christians = No Problem
Christians living with Jews = No Problem
Jews living with Buddhists = No Problem
Buddhists living with Shintos = No Problem
Shintos living with Atheists = No Problem
Atheists living with Confucians = No Problem
Confusians living with Hindus = No Problem
Muslims living with Hindus = Problem
Muslims living with Buddhists = Problem
Muslims living with Christians = Problem
Muslims living with Jews = Problem
Muslims living with Sikhs = Problem
Muslims living with Baha'is = Problem
Muslims living with Shintos = Problem
Muslims living with Atheists = Problem
MUSLIMS LIVING WITH MUSLIMS = BIG PROBLEM
**********SO THIS LEADS TO *****************
They're not happy in Gaza
They're not happy in Egypt
They're not happy in Libya
They're not happy in Morocco
They're not happy in Iran
They're not happy in Iraq
They're not happy in Yemen
They're not happy in Afghanistan
They're not happy in Pakistan
They're not happy in Syria
They're not happy in Lebanon
They're not happy in Nigeria
They're not happy in Kenya
They're not happy in Sudan
******** So, where are they happy? **********
They're happy in Australia
They're happy in England
They're happy in Belgium
They're happy in France
They're happy in Italy
They're happy in Germany
They're happy in Sweden
They're happy in the USA & Canada
They're happy in Norway & India
They're happy in almost every country that is not Islamic! And who do they blame?
Not Islam...
Not their leadership...
Not themselves �
THEY BLAME THE COUNTRIES THEY ARE HAPPY IN!!
And they want to change the countries they're happy in, to be like the countries they came from where they were unhappy!
******** So, What are their Major Organizations? **********
Islamic Jihad : AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
ISIS: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
Al-Qaeda: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
Taliban: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
Hamas: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
Hezbollah: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
Boko Haram: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
Al-Nusra: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
Abu Sayyaf: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
Al-Badr: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
Muslim Brotherhood: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
Lashkar-e-Taiba: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
Palestine Liberation Front: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
Ansaru: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
Jemaah Islamiyah: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
Abdullah Azzam Brigades: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
And we just can’t figure out who's causing the problem!!

1 comment:

  1. Well, it's not hard to see why whoever wrote that can't see the problem. Or much of anything else.

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