One of my resolutions for this year is to be more tolerant of other people’s beliefs. I do believe that Islam and those who follow it have a right to believe what they want about God. I also know that all the nuts out there today killing in the name of Islam are only using the religion as an excuse for rationalizing their ingrained hatred of so much of the world. I believe they no more represent the billions of Islamic followers than the KKK represents Christianity.
But the problem with that is very much as shown in Paul Combs editorial cartoon above. Radicalized Islam is quite literally destroying the mainline religion by its actions. Or maybe more appropriately the real Islamic leaders are destroying the world view of Islam by their silence. They need to renounce all those who kill in their religion’s name MUCH more adamantly than they presently do (if they do at all?) . Failing to do that is a quasi endorsement of killers actions. Islamic leader please reign in your rouges before it is too late for you….