Muslim double standards abound, be it in the Middle East or South Asia

“On Monday, a day after an Israeli missile killed 18 family members of the Hamas police chief in Gaza, Iraqi men in Baghdad slaughtered 28 Iraqi women. There was plenty of fury over the dead family, almost none for the women, for they were alleged to be residents of a brothel, as if that mattered. Allah’s “best of peoples, evolved for mankind”, clearly live by a double standard, the one that triggers mammoth support for Palestinians but absolutely none for Pashtuns.”

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2014-07-15_21-34-15July 15, 2014

Tarek Fatah
The Toronto Sun

If there is a God, he has some explaining to do.

On the one hand he tells us Muslims in the Qur’an that we are “the best of peoples, evolved for mankind”, but then showers us with leaders who bring out the worst in the human soul.

If the murderous spree some of my fellow Muslims have embraced is not enough, their hypocrisy of playing the victim card makes the rest of the world cringe in anger, if not outrage.

As I write, Muslims around the world have taken to the streets and social media to protest Israel’s Operation Protective Edge, that has resulted in the deaths of nearly 200 Palestinians.

Undoubtedly the death of 200 Arabs, many of them civilian women and children, is tragic and worthy of condemnation.

However, just next door to Israel almost 200,000 Arabs have been killed by fellow Arabs in Syria, but that tragedy has triggered no public demonstrations of anger in Islamic capitals, let alone in Toronto.

Let us examine two military operations by two countries against what they describe as Islamic terrorists belonging to radical jihadi movements.

While Israel’s Operation Protective Edge is making the lead story around the world, few are aware of Pakistan’s Operation Zarb-e-Azb (Strike of Prophet Muhammad’s Sword) underway against the Taliban inside Pakistan.

Israel’s military operations have killed about 200 and displaced about 17,000 Palestinians from their homes in Gaza.

Pakistan’s military operations, on the other hand, have killed over 400 and made over 900,000 Pashtun Pakistanis homeless and destitute in their own country.

While the 17,000 Palestinians are finding shelter in United Nations Relief and Works Agency structures, nearly one million Pakistanis are facing a catastrophe that has triggered neither media coverage, nor international aid or protest.

On Monday, a day after an Israeli missile killed 18 family members of the Hamas police chief in Gaza, Iraqi men in Baghdad slaughtered 28 Iraqi women.

There was plenty of fury over the dead family, almost none for the women, for they were alleged to be residents of a brothel, as if that mattered.

Allah’s “best of peoples, evolved for mankind”, clearly live by a double standard, the one that triggers mammoth support for Palestinians but absolutely none for Pashtuns.

Here’s why. It is not the race or religion of the victim that counts, but the identity of their tormentor.

As long as it’s an Arab army annihilating fellow Arabs or a Muslim military murdering fellow Muslims, too many Muslims simply shrug away our responsibility and say, “leave it to Allah” as the Qur’an supposedly commands.

However, if the Muslim falls victim to the “kuffar” — meaning the Jew, Christian or Hindu — then many of our clerics take to the pulpit and deliver fiery, end-of-times lectures, using the tragedy as a reason to ignite hatred against the other, in most cases “The Jew”.

I wonder if God has heard this mosque sermon by a prominent Pakistani cleric.

“And a time is about to come when Allah would bestow such a success on Islam that there would not be a single Jew left on the face of the earth. … And when the last Jew will be killed from this world, then peace would be established in the world …”

It would appear the depth of hatred many of God’s “best of people” disseminate, needs his attention.

That is, if he is listening at all.​

3 comments for “Muslim double standards abound, be it in the Middle East or South Asia

  1. Mohammed Shujath
    July 16, 2014 at 4:50 AM

    There is a leadership crisis in Muslims and they are intellectually fractured and could not counter it properly. You people only need to educate Muslims. It would be better if you write more on Syria and Iraq issues as the picture is blurred to most of the Muslims.

  2. Sandeep Jain
    July 16, 2014 at 7:09 AM

    Not Unique! these are quite prevalent in todays islamic world. They hate the Americans and their life style, yet they are in queues begging literally for the Visa, Americans propagates vaccination, girl child edu, freedom of religion, yet they oppose them brutally. In india there is a fight for UCC (uniform civil code) which means one law governing all its citizens which they(muslims) oppose vehemently. On top of it, they would want their women to be closed in covers but themselves are the top womanisers. They (Arabs, Pakistanis and Afghans) come to India so that they can taste the Indian women….The brothels the disco bars are filled with them..

  3. Ramesh
    July 16, 2014 at 12:47 PM

    The religions served their purpose when people were illiterate and did not know the truth and reasons for natural calamities. Actually the religions are viruses of human mind in every society. But Islam and most of its followers, under the guidance of mullahs and imams, have taken to religion as an infallible word of the so called God which does not exist, did nor exist nor it ever will.
    Most religions and some factions of Islam like Ismilies, Ahmadiayas and others have reformed to some extent and also civility as in the rest of the religions in the world.
    Unless Islamists come to realize that we humans are all same there will never be peace on earth and they will remain killing each other and even the other human beings with the sanction of their belief that it is okay and even necessary to do so in the name of religion.
    Most people in Pakistan and the Arab world seem to be living still in the 7th century and are looking for the Islamic Caliphate all over the world. Ignorance seems have no limit when people believe in what can not be proven to exist.

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