Friday, November 29, 2013
Bigoted Letter Attacks Muslims in Ireland.
I first came across the link to this article -Horrific racist threat to Muslims in Ireland- on Facebook; the person posting the link seemed to think these threats against Muslims were OK.
The article concerns an anonymous letter received by Muslim schools and mosques in Dublin, Ireland. The letter [ found here] is full of hatred and threats against the Muslims in that country.
Some of the threats include : ( the original was printed with all caps)
"WE WILL ATTACK ANY MUSLIM MAN WOMEN AND CHILD THAT ENTERS ANY MOSQUE IN IRELAND AND ESPECIALLY IF THE NEW LARGER MOSQUE IS BUILT IN NORTH DUBLIN AND OUR CHILDREN WILL ATTACK YOURS IN SCHOOLS.........."
"WE WILL DEFEND OUR CULTURE AT ANT COST, WILL WILL [sic] DEFEND OUR CHRISTIAN FAITH AT ANY COST AND WILL WILL [sic] ATTACK ANY MUSLIM OR PERSON WE FEEL IS MUSLIM."
"THIS LAND BELONGS TO THE CHRISTIAN FAITH AND WE WILL NOT ALLOW YOU TO TURN IT INTO A MUSLIM COUNTRY."
First of all, I will not defend Islam. As a devout Catholic, I know Islam to be a false religion. However, I also know that Protestantism, in all it's various forms, is equally false. I would not advocate violent attacks on Protestants and I certainly wouldn't advocate such attacks on Muslims either.
I've yet to find any statement in the Gospels that shows Jesus supports the type of violence proposed in this letter.
We are called to defend Christ's Church, yes, but not with gratuitous acts of violence.
As if the call to attack Muslims weren't enough, the letter's writer(s) state they will attack persons they feel are Muslims. I guess that would mean Sikhs are fair game, as well.