Here is something to think about: Why is there no moral outrage in the West – especially America – when Muslim commit atrocious crimes against Christians in Muslim dominated nations? Why is there no moral outrage from Muslims from ALL over the world when purist Muslims (for that matter so-called moderate Muslims) maim, rape, kill, enslave and/or desecrate Christians and Christian communities in the world of the self-proclaimed Religion of Peace? AND YET Muslims will pour into the streets in both the West (especially Europe, Sweden & Norway) and Muslim dominated nations in frightening riotous conditions over pictures unflattering to Islam or its pseudo-prophet or critical books, blogs, documentaries or the rare Western movie satirizing Islam. Such displays of Muslim moral outrage is ludicrously reprehensible when there is no concern from Muslims over the violence and murders of Christians occur in Muslim backyards so to speak.
Elsa Schieder from World Truth Summit wonders out loud in a WTS update email.
I flew off the Handle
By Elsa Schieder
Sent from: World Truth Summit
Sent: 12/14/2014 1:49 PM
I flew off the handle the other day - because someone did something that endangered the life of my dog. I will skip the story. In that case, you may ask, what's the point of bringing this up?
Sometimes something pushes us too far. And also sometimes we're closer to our personal edge.
And yet a blog I particularly like is CitizenWarrior - because of the caring, reasonable tone. No ranting or raving. No losing their cool. Nothing, it seems, pushes CitizenWarrior too far. The same goes for Bill Warner's PoliticalIslam - loads of information, and a reasonable tone. Yet over this past year, Bill Warner has come to urge people to go for the emotions. Where is the moral outrage, he asks, about the persecution of Christians? But his own tone stays reasonable.
What works best? How best to reach people?
An important question.
Flying off the handle may do it. I remember a scene from a long ago movie, To Sir With Love - about a teacher who manages to reach students headed for drop out in a London slum. The scene: the teacher blows up. It's the turning point in his relationship with his students. At that moment he connects with them. But he doesn't blow up in hatred. It comes from care, plus a heaping helping of frustration. He also doesn't say anything intended to hurt: no insults, no ridicule. He's just been pushed too far.
More often blowing up does not work, just leads to more distance.
Why bring all this up? I'm always on the quest for better ways of reaching people - re Islam, re anything.
I see that we don't have music on our side.
We don't have counter-jihad sitcoms.
In general, stuff where the mainstream media has a lot of power - we don't currently have that.
We do have books, newswires and blogs - both info blogs and analytical blogs. JihadWatch. AtlasShrugs. GatesOfVienna. PointeDeBascule. On and on and on. One thing they do, if we subscribe to one or many, is give us a stream of information, keep Islam in our line of vision.
We also have ever more people, from somewhat aware of the dangers of Islam intensely committed to countering Islamization and mass Muslim influx into the West. Most recently, I've been noticing the tens of thousands taking to the streets of Germany weekly against Islamization and mass Muslim influx:
(In the mainstream German media, of course there's a huge outcry against the horrible prejudice that the protests show: we must discuss and get past this, etc.)
Still, we've come a huge distance over the past 2 decades - in the number of people aware and the extent of information available about Islamic ideology, Islamic history, the Muslim Brotherhood, the varieties of jihad, the multi-trillion halal industry. The halal industry, by the way - 2 to 3 trillion dollars a year, at present, I read recently - due to go up to 15 trillion in a decade or so, mainly through non-Muslims funding Islam, unless the industry is exposed in a big way:
One question: how best do we reach lots and lots more people with all this information, people currently resistant to it?
I have a slightly different question: What has worked best for you? Maybe especially, do you have any surprise success stories?
I also have a second question: Is there any resource, help, assistance, that you would especially like, in your counter-jihad efforts?
Next week, I'll publish the answers I get. They will be linked to The Freedom Community, which has, as a major goal, effective actions worldwide. (If you write, please let me know if you want me to include your name. Otherwise, I will publish using some random initials.)
And now, as always, all the best to all of us who care and dare,
PS. And here's a photo of the dog I was referring to, right at the start. For a story about him, written 3 years before he became my dog, here is
Whose Dog Is It Anyway?: On Pets, Pet Ownership, Slavery
How did he come to be my dog? The people who owned him eventually no longer wanted him.
PPS. Like many people, I know that no loving deity could possibly be associated with Islam - just because of its negative attitude to dogs. There is much more to it, of course.
PPPS. For me, the horror story of the week is about the beheading of 4 Christian children, all under 15, for refusing to renounce Christianity. Like the rest of the world, I did not see one billion Muslims protesting against this atrocity. Muslim outrage, it seems, is much more linked to cartoons deemed offensive. May our love reach these children.
Edited by John R. Houk
© Elsa Schieder