I’m of the opinion that there is nothing sacred to the adherents of Islam so why do they readily take offense at anything and everything. We know that what others consider sacred Islamicists routinely destroy for instance the Pakistan Buddhas.
Remember the flush the Koran down the toilet roamer? Boy did Newsweek have to retract that idiotic untrue story! But, Islam was offended and the world was afraid.
Cartoon wars, who can forget that the Danish press, published editorial cartoons depicting in essence the violence of Islam and again Islam was offended to which Islamic violence broke out world-wide. Hummm… Anyone see the irony here?
And then there’s Osama bin Laden who says it’s the crusaders presence in the holy land of Saudi Arabia that has him offended, of course, that among other things.
If there are more than one duty to be carried out, then the most important one should receive priority. Clearly after Belief (Imaan) there is no more important duty than pushing the American enemy out of the holy land. No other priority, except Belief, could be considered before it...
With all of the just described offence I’m seriously wondering what is sacred to Islam because it would seem to me that if one takes offense that one’s holy book might be desecrated then it follows that one would not bomb a Muslim mosque.
Or if Muslims rioted in the streets to protest the newspaper cartoon depiction of the prophet Mohammed one would think that Sunni would not kill Shiite and visa versa or isn’t a fellow Muslim’s life as important as a cartoon?
And if one’s holy cities are so sacred that one wishes all foreigners out of them then why would you yourself desecrate holy cities with bombs?
There is one grand ayatollah, Ali al-Sistani, that is a voice of reason in this whole conflicted sorted affair he issues this plea:
"I call on all sons of Iraq... to be aware of the danger threatening their nation's future and stand shoulder to shoulder in confronting it by rejecting hatred and violence," the ayatollah's comments were his strongest public statements on the issue of sectarian violence recently.
It seems to me if Islamicists spent more time reading the Koran they’d have less time to plot against Israel, or to kill fellow Muslims, or to bomb Muslim mosques and to destroy their own holy cities.
And here's a verse that Muslims may not be familiar with,
“And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out: it is better for thee to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire:”Mark 9:47
I’m thinking that if Muslims stop looking for offenses and start focusing on true piety like, people are more important than cartoons. And mosques and Holy cities should not be bombed because they are HOLY! That would be a step into the 21st century for Islam.
Right now Islam’s clerics and militants are still reliving the medieval crusades which, if anything, should be offensive to Islam and to any modern thinking Muslim!