This article by Rudolf Ogoo Okonkwo comes from www.kwenu.com (thanks to Charles for the link), one of the websites of the Christian Igbos of Biafra, which is (unfortunately) at present a part of Nigeria. All the riots from 1945 till present enumerated in the article have been against the Christian Igbos, who need the help of the West to be saved from annihilation; but is anyone here paying attention?
It is good to see this kind of common sense coming from a non-Western source; it makes it harder for the dhimmis and apologists to claim that it’s all because of Orientalism, imperialism and racism.
In November of 2002, world’s attention focused on Nigeria where Miss World pageant was to take place. Days before the pageant, amidst criticisms by Islamic groups that the pageant promotes promiscuity, a Nigerian newspaper published an article in which the writer suggested that Islam’s prophet, Muhammad, would have approved the pageant and would have chosen a wife amongst the contestants.
The article sparked a religious riot in which over 200 people were killed and thousands injured. The next day, the newspaper published an apology. It was later followed by a retraction.
The president of Nigeria went on national television and blamed the media for the riot. He said, “It could happen anytime irresponsible journalism is committed against Islam.”
The president’s reaction saddened me. But I told myself, here was a Third World country, what could one expect?
Then last month, Newsweek published an article in which it alleged that U. S prison guards desecrated the Koran by flushing it down the toilet in Guantanamo Bay. Riots flayed in several Islamic countries over the story. About 16 people died in Pakistan.
The riots did not surprise me. What shocked me was the reaction of the White House to the story. It was the same reaction that a Third World president gave when faced with the same challenge — blame the media.
Watching White House’s Scott McClellan and the Pentagon react to the story, I could not help but to cry out, “America capitulates!”
And that is not the sad part. The sad part is that with America pandering to irrationality, there is nobody else with the courage to stand up for reason.
Read it all.