Earlier in the Jerusalem Post (via RaymondIbrahim.com), I discussed the true nature of Muslim grievances, including in the context of the greatest Muslim grievance of all — Israel:
In 2012 in Pakistan, as Christian children were singing carols inside their church, Muslim men from a nearby mosque barged in with an axe, destroyed the furniture, desecrated the altar, and beat the children. Their justification for such violence? “You are disturbing our prayers”¦. How dare you use the mike and speakers?”
Welcome to the true face of “Muslim grievance–”what I call the “how dare you?!” phenomenon. Remember it next time “progressive” media and politicians tell you that Muslim terrorism””whether the 9/11 strikes, Fort Hood Massacre, Boston Bombing, or recent London Beheading””are products of grievances against the West. Missing from their analyses is the supremacist nature of Muslim grievances.
The Conditions of Omar, a foundational medieval Muslim text, mandates this sense of superiority over non-Muslims. Among other stipulations, the Conditions commands conquered Christians not to raise their “voices during prayer or readings in churches anywhere near Muslims” (hence the axe-attack in Pakistan). It also commands them not to display any signs of Christianity””specifically Bibles and crosses””not to build churches, and not to criticize the prophet.
If the supremacist nature of Islamic law is still not clear enough, the Conditions literally command Christians to give up their seats to Muslims on demand.
By analogy, consider when black Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat to white passengers in a white supremacist environment. Sincere grievances arose: how dare she think herself our equal?
But were such grievances legitimate? Should they have been accommodated?…Continue reading