In “Newsweek Story: Missing the Woods for the Trees,” American Muslim columnist Ramzy Baroud fumes about Jeff Jacoby’s Qur’an flushing column, which was remarkably similar to one I wrote a day earlier. From Aljazeera.net via Arab News, with thanks to Skeetstreet:
Jeff Jacoby, a columnist for the Boston Globe, chose to push the limits of cultural insensitivity to downright insult in his piece entitled, “Why Islam is disrespected.”
He opens his article with imaginary scenarios of Christians, Jews and Buddhists violently rioting in response to the desecration of their religious symbols. This was to draw a comparison between the “barbarism” of Muslims and the nonviolent and civilized everyone else.
The message was: Christians, Jews and Buddhists don’t lash out in homicidal rage when their religion is insulted.
Well, do they? If Ramzy Baroud is going to find this insulting, he should supply incidents in which Christians, Jews or Buddhists lashed out in homicidal rage when their religion was insulted. Otherwise he has no leg to stand on.