Shrinkwrapped As Cartographer

August 16, 2006

Shrinkwrapped is a must read blogger that has a must-read post, The First Day Of School. The piece ends with this observation and question:

Many individual Muslims, I am certain, were horrified by Beslan and are horrified by terrorism, especially terror directed at other children and using Muslim children. Yet, if “my tribe right or wrong” precludes criticism of those acting in the name of Islam, that determines the default position of the Muslim World to be support of the worst excesses of Islamic terrorists. This sets them against everything that civilization stands for.

If Beslan did not snap Islam out of its fantasy based ecstatic terror, what will?

Shrinkwrapped’s post looks at- and mourns- a culture that is disintegrating, eaten from within by a distorted sense of identity. He points to a painful truth:

It is clear that the use of children as weapons against their enemies is acceptable to a large portion of the Muslim World. At the very least, the use of children as weapons is less objectionable to the Muslim World than publicly renouncing other Muslims for using the weapon.

SW takes no pleasure in pointing this out- in fact, he appears to point out to the obvious, reluctantly.

His post is a must read, if for no other reason than he takes us into uncharted waters. We can only hope those waters are shallow. If those waters are deep, we may very well founder.

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4 Responses to “Shrinkwrapped As Cartographer”

  1. Dr. Sanity Says:

    I linked to SW’s post also today. All those who sincerely want peace “for the children” would do well to read it and understand the ideology,motivations, and behaviors that stand in the way of real peace.

  2. SC&A Says:

    As I noted on SW, maybe a wall is necessary.

  3. MaxedOutMama Says:

    Since Beslan, and the inability of nearly all of the Muslim world to do anything but weakly deny it, I have been stuck with the corrosive reality of Islamic disfunctionality as a ruling system.

    It should not be, but it is. Until Islam itself can be made to accept responsibility for itself, it will continue to be so weak as to be unable to perceive and rebut evil arising within it. The hysterics about the Danish cartoons, I thought, were a massive effort at deflection and projection.

  4. SC&A Says:

    You are right- exquisitely right.

    That is a tragedy, is it not?


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