[from Instagram account MyDayLA:]
Is seems that every incident involving Muslims is interpreted as some kind of slight or disrespect or failure to understand or outright hostility to Islam. This fuels the wholly unfounded belief among Muslims that they are somehow under siege around the world. I’ll address that stuff in greater length on my blog. Let’s examine this photograph and the comment attached to it. (1) THIS WOULD DRAW ATTENTION NO MATTER WHAT THE RELIGION. To cast this in terms of specifically targeted bigotry is inaccurate, wrong, stupid and HUGELY DAMAGING in terms of reinforcing this INSANE narrative whereby Muslims are “victims” and targets of discrimination wherever they go! That’s simply NOT the case at all, and it is probably best understood by Muslims’ lack of experience where diversity prevails (and NONE) are granted special accommodation (unlike Muslims who cry out in protest UNLESS their UNIQUE DEMANDS for special consideration ARE MET). (2) it is also the fact that Muslims live in societies where any and all speech deemed “anti-Islam” has already been purged from use. Hence the sensitivity threshold is set WAY below standards in other societies. Given the amount of TRULY vitriolic, hostile and outright violent speech towards Christians and Jews tolerated in the west would be FAR north of anything we see today that is widely viewed for JIHAD. While this makes sense to Muslims in THEIR reality, it makes NO SENSE WHATSOEVER in THIS reality for the time being still governed by #reason and #logic . Put another way, Muslims are UNDULY sensitive to ALL manner of free speech tolerated in America AND more over appear DETERMINED to find “disrespectful” speech and acts of “anti-Islam where there ARE NONE. Out yet another way, it’s WHINY BULLSHIT.
I cannot emphasize too strongly that this behavior would attract attention no matter WHICH RELIGION WAS BEING PRACTICED! Are you kidding me? This is a “omg…leave the Muslim alone he’s just practicing his religion!” Yeah…IN A PUBLIC SQUARE WHERE NOBODY ELSE IS DOING IT! There is a thing ALSO called SUBTLETY, and I can assure you there are MANY PEOPLE PRESENT WHO WORSHIP IN DIFFERENT FAITHS WHO EITHER (a) KEEP IT IN CHURCH AND OUT OF EVERYBODY ELSE’s FACE (out of respect for THEM!) or (b) assuming there are many others present (of different faiths AS WELL AS other Muslims)…WHO FIND A NICE SHADY SPOT or make some MINOR EFFORT TO CONDUCT THEIR PERSONAL RELIGIOUS PRACTICES IN FRONT OF THRONGS OF PEOPLE NONE OF WHOM ARE PERFORMING THEIR RELIGIOUS CUSTOMS IN PLAIN VIEW. Put another way, it’s not that onlookers are displaying BIGOTRY (perfect illustration of the Muslim reality) versus something HOMEBOY there is doing in the WRONG place at the WRONG time that we call simply INAPPROPRIATE! Say again, the fact that my Muslim homie there is drawing a crowd (and no doubt those rude people taking pics are DIQZ), the TRULY “RESPECTFUL” thing to do HERE is ADAPT TO THE CUSTOMS AND PRACTICES OF THE INDIGENOUS NON-MUSLIM SOCIETY WHERE HE’S DROPPING TROU AND PERFORMING AN ACT THAT THE INDIGENOUS CULTURE DOES IN A MANNER DEEMED “RESPECTFUL”to OTHERS!
MORE OVER…let’s do something different and take a SLIGHTLY deeper view of this image. Here you have a guy CHOOSING TO PRACTICE his faith in PLAIN VIEW OF THE PUBLIC WHEREAS NOBODY ELSE OF ANY RELIGION IS DOING THE SAME. Should we be SURPRISED THAT PEOPLE ARE GAWKING?! Some are being RUDE, but the VAST MAJORITY ARE TAKING A GLANCE AND DOING JUST WHAT THAT GUY WHO COMMENTED WANTS: GIVING HIM SOME SPACE. But HOLY FQ MAN! Is that really a REASONBABLE REQUEST?! FOR PRIVACY?!?! It’s INSANE and it is TYPICAL of a wholly separate and unique REALITY perceived by Muslims and liberal extremists.
The most important detail however is unspoken. Sure…others are looking (as they would do with ANYBODY acting in a manner different from the ENTIRE CROWD)…BUT…NOBODY IS INTERFERING WITH THE PERFORMANCE OF HIS PERSONAL RELIGIOUS PRACTICE! No POLICE…no “RELIGIOUS” POLICE, NO MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC, AND…OTHER MUSLIMS WHO PRACTICE A DIFFERENT FORM OF ISLAM WHICH IS BOTH ILLEGAL AND GETS PEOPLE KILLED IN THE MUSLIM WORLD…oh…and CAUSES WARS THAT LAST FOREVER!
THIS PHOTOGRAPH SERVES AS A TESTAMENT TO THE VERY NON-MUSLIM SOCIAL CUSTOM OF TOLERANCE! To begin with, these WILDLY INFLAMMATORY IMAGES are THE NORM for the international audience who already embrace the RIDICULOUS NARRATIVE ABOUT MUSLIMS BEING UNDER SEIGE EVERYWHERE THEY GO). If we’re going to use imagery as pure propaganda…is it not JUST AS EASY TO TAKE THAT PICTURE WITHOUT THOSE DOUCHEBAGS IN IT? Fuqsake man on top of everything that’s just BAD PHOTOGRAPHY/COMPOSITION!!! The REAL gold would be an image of that guy…from far away…and showing how EVEN IN THAT PUBLIC SPACE WHERE NOBODY ELSE IS DOING ANYTHING OUT OF THE ORDINARY LET ALONE PROSTRATING AND SINGING RELIGIOUS HYMMS IN AN ALIEN LANGUAGE HE IS BEING LEFT ALONE TO DO HIS FQING THING! THAT’s not just “tolerance” that’s ACTUAL RESPECT.
Just what exactly is the “reasonable” expectation in the Muslim reality, that NOBODY LOOK? OR…let us be more candid…and pose the question…is the “REASONABLE EXPECTATION” (not to mention OBJECTIVE) that his behavior not call attention to him BECAUSE EVERYBODY ELSE THERE IS ALSO OBSERVING MUSLIM PRACTICES? And MORE OVER…would others EVEN HAVE THE FREEDOM OF CHOICE TO NOT WORSHIP IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE MUSLIM FAITH, OR DOES “RESPECT” IN THE MUSLIM REALITY MEAN THAT EVERYBODY THERE MUST ALSO PRAY AS HE IS DOING?
That man enjoys the SOCIAL ACCEPTANCE and LEGAL PROTECTIONS OF THAT SOCIETY! If others were to attempt to interfere it is THEM who the police would arrest not to mention the fact that even before the POLICE ARRIVED HE WOULD PROBABLY BE SUBUED BY MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL PUBLIC WHO WOULD ALSO ACT TO PROTECT THAT MAN’S LEGAL RIGHT TO PRACTICE THE RELIGION OF HIS CHOICE IN A PUBLIC PLACE!
All of that…while in the MUSLIM WORLD PEOPLE ARE BEING BUTCHERED AND RAPED AND DRIVEN FROM THEIR HOMES IN THE MILLIONS OVER WHAT? PRACTICING IN A MANNER DEEMED “NOT…TRUE…ISLAM!” In fact Muslims have the OPPORTUNITY TO LEAVE ALL THAT MUSLIM VIOLENCE BEHIND THEM AND ENJOY THE LEGAL PROTECTIONS AFFORDED IN AMERICA TO MEMBERS OF ALL FAITHS, and of course, THE RIGHT TO REJECT ALL FAITHS AND THE VERY EXISTENCEN GOD!
MEANWHILE, in SAUDI FING ARABIA, (1) THOUSANDS OF “NOT TRUE MUSLIMS” have been EXECUTED for practicing “NOT TRUE ISLAM.” (2) THE PRACTICE OF ANY RELIGION OTHER THAN “TRUE ISLAM” is a CRIME PUNISHABLE BY DEATH! So how bout before more of this INCESSANT WHINING OVER NOTHING, maybe round up a few CHRISTIANS AND JEWS AND HINDUS AND SIKHS AND BUDDHISTS AND ATHEISTS and let me loose in ISLAMIC SOCIETIES AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS!
We can kick things off by FIRST sending everybody to ISRAEL…and THEM SAUDI ARABIA…YEMEN…BAHRAIN.. ..ETCETERASTAN…ETCETERASTAN …ETCETERASTAN. LET’s SEND THAT RACIST PIG (and openly ATHEIST) ROGER WATERS ON A PERSONAL “ATHE-HAJJ” AND SEE HOW THAT WORKS OUT!
Finally, and speaking of atheism: under Islam…CRIME PUNISHABLE BY DEATH!
So WHAT ARE WE REALLY TALKINT ABOUT HERE? Are THE PRESERVATION OF “tolerance and respect” TRULY THE OBJECTIVES OF MUSLIMS IN AMERICA? If so, here’s a news flash for ya…WE ALREADY HAVE IT! Which means that EITHER (1) it IS your true objective to enjoy something here NOT GRANTED ACROSS THE MUSLIM WORLD (OR EVEN MUSLIM ENCLAVES OUTSIDE THE MUSLIM WORLD and you’re simply being…um…STUPID, or (2) IT’S NOT THE TRUE OBJECTIVE AT ALL, “respect and tolerance” is to be afforded to ISLAM ALONE, and IF SO LETS AT LEAST RESET THE CONVERSATION AND SPEAK PLAINLY WITH ONE ANOTHER WHICH INBELIVE IS AN HONORED MUSLIM CUSTOM!
(…yeah…so…just lost a significant amount of work by virtue of an auto-save fail. I am not a computer savvy guy and I just can’t take it. So..fare thee well. I just….can’t…do it.)