What If Mosques Were Burned?
Jonathan Tobin asks :What if mosques were burned? Countless Jewish cemetaries and synagogues have been destroyed by Muslims for many years with nary a protest. Meanwhile Muslim terrorists rush to mosques for refuge during gun battles recognizing that neither Israeli nor American forces will ever enter to finish the fight.
How is it, we must ask ourselves, that Jewish sensibilities can be bruised with impunity while Muslim feelings must be not merely respected (as they should), but catered to, so as not to "provoke" more terrorism? Indeed, the U.S. State Department now has a section devoted to soothing bruised Muslim sensibilities headed by President George W. Bush's former communications guru Karen Hughes. Jews who feel bad about the Gaza shuls must content themselves with sternly worded letters to the editor.
The acceptance of jihad's tenets to destroy an enemy that refuses to convert to Islam allows Westerners to look away from acts that would not be accepted from troops of America or our allies.
Thanks to Neal Meyerson for the article and the link.