As the name of this blog suggests, it is about opinions, and I am glad to have a guest blogger to share his opinion on a very controversial topic with you. With no further ado let me present Jack Murphy………. Koran burning and the Muslim Inferiority Complex
I am against book burning in whatever form it may take, be it goose stepping, jack booted thugs or a Florida Pastor looking to create a controversy. However, the recent Koran burning by Pastor Terry Jones and the reaction of protesters and militants in Afghanistan begs the question, did Muslims just prove Jones’ point? Are Muslims nothing but a bunch of savages? Let me clear the air up front: Pastor Jones is an idiot. You remember him from when he announced International Burn a Koran Day back on the 9th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. It was only after President Obama and US Defense Secretary Gates interceded that he backed down. Now he’s back at it again, finally following through on his book burning promises. Personally, I think anyone who burns a book is a moron, and those who allow this distraction to consume their lives are even bigger dupes. Documents were just released showing that billions of dollars of US bail-out money went to foreign banks, including Libya and we choose a Koran burning to get upset about? Really? Wasting no time in helping Jones propagate his message, demonstrators at Mazer-i-Sharif in Afghanistan responded to the Koran burning by raiding the local UN building. Once inside they murdered a number of European UN workers as well as their Nepalese guards, including two beheadings. American’s can barely concern themselves with their own dead soldiers, much less UN workers hailing from Sweden, Norway, and Romania, so what was the point? Even the most extreme Jews and Christians will simply shrug their shoulders at the burning of their holy books. Why are Muslim’s so volatile? Remember those silly Danish cartoons that got the Muslim community’s collective panties in a knot a few years ago? What is the big deal, do you really plan on going ape-shit and killing random people every time someone burns a book? Of course there is no logic behind these events. Some of these crowds are manipulated by mullahs, sheiks, and politicians but it is more than just that. The collective rage against the West by certain segments of the Muslim world seems to be a type of geopolitical penis envy. The Arab world sees that history has passed them by leaving them with nothing to do but watch the rest of us participate on their satellite TVs. I’ve worked with closely with Arabs and Muslims as a former US Special Forces Sergeant, training and advising indigenous troops, as well as interacting with the locals in Iraq and Afghanistan. I don’t hold the view that Muslims are bad, in fact I respect them for having strong families and not giving in to Western style commercialism. It’s also important to remember that just because they live in poverty, does not mean that they live poor lives. I would welcome moderate Muslims into my home any day and would remind those who fall prey to the manipulations of corrupt religious leaders like Pastor Terry Jones that they are being used as patsies in some asshole’s grand scheme of things. One has to ask themselves, if your religion is so powerful and so strong, then why is that your religion is shaken to its core by some clown in Florida burning a book? And for those who just don’t get it, well, I have a message for you too: I deleted a copy of the Koran off of my E-book reader last night. Bring it on.
by Jack Murphy.