May I explain to you the incredible and tragic irony of the world’s loss of a selfless ambassador and his staff, the endangerment of hundreds of other American diplomats, the irrational hysteria of thousands of faithful Muslims worldwide, and the very real threat that this wildfire might spread to incinerate hundreds of thousands more innocent lives? It was started by a cruel and stupid little boy with one little match…and it is being fanned and fueled by another cruel and stupid little boy.
The cruel, stupid little boy with the match is known by many, many names. That is typical of thieves and cheats; this little cheat and thief was convicted in 2009 of bank fraud. One of this liar’s many names is “Sam Bacile.” (Click “Sam‘s” name to read all about his checkered past and present.) I will prefer to use what should be his actual and real name, “Im Becile.” Im is a very bad little boy, who pushed his little matchstick of personal bigotry and hatred into a field of very dry grass known as strained tensions between cultures.
The other cruel and stupid little boy is represented by violent extremists. Many of these claim to be lovers of God, but are in fact merely scheming political animals seeking to gain personal power. The first stupid little boy’s video has been a wonderful opportunity for them. These violent extremists have no idea that the gasoline they pour on this fire will destroy all they personally value in life, and that the successful takeover of a society that has been utterly destroyed by war…is not much of a victory at all.
We hear about “angry protesters” in Libya, and we hear about an attack that took the lives of four American citizens. It’s very easy—natural, even—to assume “causation” between those facts.
Now look behind the assumption:
Libya consulate attack came after militants joined protesters, say witnesses, officials “At least an hour before the assault began, a stream of cars was seen moving toward the U.S. Consulate in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi. By late Tuesday evening, as many as 50 heavily armed militants had gathered outside its high walls.” Click the title to read the rest of that article from the Washington Post.
Whatever rockets, grenades and automatic weapons have been used in concerted attacks of terror in Benghazi and elsewhere, can any rational person even consider that these might have originated among a crowd of angry shopkeepers? These are extremists, terrorists, and they have been looking for such a stupid little boy as the “filmmaker” for a very long time. Now we have to choose: will we let a tiny minority of vocal haters on either side convince the vast majority of us that we’re all in a cosmic war? Please, for God’s sake—in all its literal meaning—try to stop and comprehend what is being done to twist everyone’s minds. Try to comprehend what is on the line, here.
The first stupid little boy has a little matchstick of bigoted hatred against Muslims, and he wants to burn up Islam itself. He says plainly that he hates the entire religion, as you can see in his article at the top. He stupidly thinks his little matchstick can be used to damage that one billion-plus people without hurting the other six billion on the planet. He is stupid in this, because any grownup knows that a matchstick used against one room of the house will burn the entire thing down.
More incredibly, his little video is reviled by the vast majority of Americans as being exactly what it is: despicable, offensive, wrong. Yet that is enough for the other stupid little boy, the violent extremists, to twist reality and spread the message that this idiot represents America.
They simply want to have political power. They think they can pour gasoline on the fire and excite enough support to push back against—and overcome—their political, racial, national and religious opponents.
They, too, think they can burn just one, isolated room in our house.
OUR HOUSE IS STARTING TO BURN, FRIENDS.
WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO ABOUT IT?
We can respond with gasoline of our own, and burn up our children. We can ignore it, and watch it worsen to burn up our children anyway. …Or we humans can stand together—regardless of nationality, faith or race—and apply the only possible solution to a crisis of this nature. We can form a bucket brigade to stop the irrational efforts of both little boys, and save our whole house.
If you still think this whole emergency is the fault of “The Muslims,” I would invite you to review my earlier posts here and timelines at www.Twitter.com (I’m @RobDuBois) or Facebook (www.Facebook.com/PowerfulPeace) of the past few days, during which I’ve been capturing and sharing something that does not break the threshold to be shown on an ordinary media spectacle: Muslim outrage against the murders and violence.
Better yet, please read the excellent writeup by my fellow Tweep and believing Muslim who can put that faith’s perspective into context for outsiders. That’s immediately below.
And finally: if any of this is making sense to you, please—please—share this message with your friends and colleagues. It is time to walk our Powerful Peace talk.
Extended post by ” @4Q2x ” ==>;
#Islam #Muslim #Libya #Afghanistan #Cairo #auspol #uspol #ausmedia #usmedia OK I am going to have to vent some so here comes my soap box. Firstly let me start by making a disclaimer I am a #Muslim. Next let me condemn those #Muslims who murdered Amb Stevens and his security personnel in the strongest terms possible, I will try not to swear but you get my gist.
There is no place in #Islam to murder innocent MEN, WOMEN or CHILDREN, Corey Saylor from the Council on American-Islamic Relations’ articulated my feelings better than I could have when he stated, ‘The greater insult to Islam is the violence, not the movie’ http://bit.ly/SiDtXM
What most people miss in all this discourse is a very important point raised by an incredible person who I only know through #Twitter =>; @eaaknighterrant a very intelligent person with a heart of gold. Before I raise his most important point I would encourage all of you to watch this clip and hopefully the full documentary “Beyond the Call” =>; http://bit.ly/scN2ld and read the book by his friend and another TRUE Humanitarian @RobDuBois ‘s book “Powerful Peace” =>; PowerfulPeace.net
Now getting back to Sir Ed’s point he states, ” This enemy we are now facing around the world..Isn’t just Islam or any specific Muslim sect..We are facing an IGNORANT enemy that we don’t even know and you can’t defend against an enemy you can’t understand either..” That point is HUGE in so many ways that most people in the community any community misses it entirely.
Read the rest: http://twextra.com/apjrdv