The huge global rally against Islamic terrorism is a good wake-up call. However, we still haven’t addressed the proximate cause of this global attack on humanity. Radical Islam doesn’t just happen. It is born, nurtured and funded by much of the Islamic world, not just jihadists.
For example, there are no free Muslim-dominated countries anywhere in the world, not even Turkey, as they don’t have freedom of the press or freedom of speech. The vast majority of the world’s current wars are propagated by Islam.
The Islamic treatment of women is absolutely horrific. In much of the Islamic world, women are nothing more than slaves. Tens of thousands of young Islamic girls are sexually mutilated each year. Yet the world, including moderate Muslims, ignores these atrocities committed not just by terrorists, but by the Islamic community at large.
There are no other major world religions (including atheism) with such an abysmal human-rights track record. If we hope to stop this attack on humanity, we must find a way to stop the abuse by all of Islam, not just the jihadists.
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Alan R. Graas