An attempt is made to share the truth regarding issues concerning Israel and her right to exist as a Jewish nation. This blog has expanded to present information about radical Islam and its potential impact upon Israel and the West. Yes, I do mix in a bit of opinion from time to time.
Monday, September 24, 2012
Oxymoronic Islamic Logic: Call me Violent and I’ll cut out your tongue
of the things anyone with a reasonably logical mind may find darkly
amusing is the way that Muslims these days (I’m guessing in earlier ages
they were less transparently silly) make statements that directly
contradict each other without seeming to be aware of what they’re up to.
for example, the following: 1) Israelis are like Nazis, and 2) The
Holocaust didn’t happen. So the Nazis aren’t bad, but the Israelis are
The resolution to the logical contradiction has to do with the emotional pleasure making the statements provides:
the Israelis are like Nazis is a form of moral sadism that not only
attacks Jews, but demeans them in the eyes of anyone who believes the
Nazis did commit genocide.
There was a similar moment, oft repeated, when the Pope quoted a 14th century Byzantine emperor (who
had good experiential evidence for the remark) saying that Islam was
inherently violent. The Muslim response? Riot, kill, maim: “How dare you
call me violent!”
in Israel, where Member of Knesset Taleb a-Sanaa (United Arab List-
Ta’al) and others have petitioned the court for a temporary injunction
blocking an anti-Islam video ridiculing the prophet Muhammad on Google
and YouTube, we have the following from a supporter (H/T: DC):
is a religion of love, living together like brothers, and good
livelihood. It’s lies what they said, and anyone who said anything bad
about Muhammad needs to have their tongue cut out,” said Zatmi Ali, one of the supporters of the ban.
Again, content doesn’t matter. It’s all about what feels good: to praise Islam and to assail anyone who contradicts that praise.
readers may feel that I’m being hostile to Muslims, even Islamophobic.
But I challenge you to come up with a non-Muslim example of this kind of
emotional “logic.” And while you can probably find some (especially in
psychotherapeutic discussions), I’ll bet that the other people(s) who
express this kind of utterly self-indulgent thinking don’t think that
it’s a good idea to say such things too loudly.
an honor-shame culture, Muslims these days sure are shameless. Maybe it
has to do with the success of the intimidation of the rest of us. After
all, instead of Muslims being the laughing stock of the global
community, the Pope was assailed by good people for provoking the Muslim reaction.
Who would have thought that for lack of a sense of humor, the Western world might commit suicide?