posted on Feb, 4 2006 @ 12:47 AM
One could just as easily say, "Several hundred evangelists marched to and from a local abortion clinic in protest against the practice and those who
support it - but how many of them took part in anti-war protests?" That would be a generalization, and it would be wrong, as well as being predicated
on assumptions about the Christian faith. Different things matter to different people at different times, and to generalize on the basis of faith,
race, or individual incidents is no less irrational than the things those generalizations try to imply.
Many Muslims have protested - quite vocally - against the hijacking of their faith by terror. Does that mean they all do? No. Does the fact that some
don't mean that none of them do? No, since many clearly do. Do the ones who protest terror do so every day? Of course not. Do they sometimes protest
other things that matter to them as well? Of course. Is every Muslim required by an as yet unstated law or social imperative to protest terror on a
regular basis? No - no more than you or I would be required/expected to take part in protests against anything else we felt negatively toward on a
There are too many variables involved, too many unique individuals, and too many possible unknown factors to make any sort of snap judgment. People
can protest whatever they want, everyone is different, and even people within the same protest movements have different degrees of interest,
motivations, time they can devote, etc. Are there Muslims who don't protest terrorism? Yes. There are also Christians who support killing and refusal
to forgive, Buddhists who fight in violent rebellions, Hindus who eat hamburger, etc. Don't be so quick to make assumptions based on the actions of a
few - or even on the actions of many, for that matter. No majority or minority speaks for all.