Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Qui tacet consentire videtur

Ali A. Rizvi Sounds Off: Where is the Muslim Outrage over Darfur?: "In a part of the world not far from the Middle East, there is a war-ravaged country whose government is supporting a brutal military offensive against a population of Muslims living on territory under its control"

It is refreshing to find a blogger, especially a Muslim, who dares state the obvious. A kuffer, such as your humble scribe, blogs in safely in obscurity while the author of the blog quoted above might end up on the receiving end of a fatwa or thought an apostate. That could be downright dangerous.
Would world opinion be different if Christians and/or Jews were responsible for these atrocities in Dafur? Rather than ignore it the U.N. Security Council would have ended it years ago if Christians, Jews or even agnostics were behind it. That is a no brainer.
Why the difference you might ask? Because of soft bigotry of lowered expectations. World opinion expects civilized behavior from Christians & Jews but takes for granted Islamists will act like savages even against their coreligionists.
"He who does not disapprove, approves" and "He who does not prevent what he is able to prevent, is considered as committing the thing" are basic maxims in law. The United Nations is complicit in this genocide. Imagine if President Obama ordered the U.S. military intervention to stop this genocide. Mass demonstrations would erupt throughout the world with calls to "End this Illegal War" and "No blood for oil." The world is content to allow the genocide in Dafur to continue.

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