Sunday, November 13, 2005

Five Questions

In today's Los Angeles Times, radio commentator Dennis Prager posed "[f]ive questions non-Muslims would like answered." Although he goes into more detail for each, here are the five basic questions:

1. Why are you so quiet?
2. Why are none of the Palestinian terrorists Christian?
3. Why is only one of the 47 Muslim-majority countries a free country?
4. Why are so many atrocities committed and threatened by Muslims in the name of Islam?
5. Why do countries governed by religious Muslims persecute other religions?

Read it all. He certainly makes a valid point.

UPDATE: So on question one, Jordan has expressed outrage over last week's terrorist bombings of three hotels that killed scores of Jordanian's at a wedding. Indonesian Muslims have joined in the chorus of condemnation of the suicide bombings as well. "Terrorists who are acting in the name of Islam are ruining the religion's reputation as a blessing to the universe." I hope that this statement speaks for the majority of Muslims, and non-Muslims alike, in the world.

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