I want to open this entry with the following. Islamofacism,extremism, and a ton of other violent isms that do a disservice to mankind are a reality. You can hate the titles- it’s still real. Islamophobia, “chicken little” and “the boy that cried wolf” are also realities. Again you can disagree with this but these are also very real. The disservice to humanity angle is in play in these latter ones. I would also like to say that the titling of this post is not meant to belittle the hardship experienced by the French public and it’s police and firefighters. It is about thinking and talking and understanding.
The recent riots in France have steadily been shouted as “Muslim”. This is generally based on a number of facts but the labeling is meant as sensationalist fear mongering. The social conditions and a number of other circumstances have allowed for the riots to occur. The fact that the population in the area is predominantly Muslim isn’t truly causative and the riots are not jihad for Islam as much as they are criminal actions. Again, the next post will lay that out but I have to reiterate that I don’t excuse violence.
Anyway I have been working on a post. It actually has found me dabbling into some actual citizen journalism. Due to the amount of information I’m wading through in addition to my duties in the real world I have been forced to delay the posting of said piece. I want to touch on somethings a bit though going into the weekend.
I have a regular commenter who left this:
You will see Muslim riots soon enough just like in Europe. Most likely in the Dearbornistan region. You know, the same place that marches for Hezbollah and uses public money for Muslim footbaths.-Elric 66. A comment on this thread.
I just have to say….NO. No the Dearborn area has somethings the environs of Paris do not. It has somethings the various areas in the M.E. don’t have. It definitely has somethings Brussels London, and other European cities don’t have.
Those things are the rule of law. All those places have law for sure but I mean the actual desire to uphold it isn’t lacking here. Dearborn has a community that is actually benefiting from the influx of business in the area. The elements of this influx isn’t entirely Muslim by the way.
As for the foot bath thing. I don’t live in Michigan and I’m not currently enrolled in any of the very few schools installing foot baths. I would if I met those two requirements do what I’ll advise others to do. Respectfully use said foot baths if you need and or desire too. Long basketball practice,hard messy run across the quad ? Lather up but much like the public sinks or toilets leave it in good stead for the next user.
Whether you think you see jihad coming down your street or you have no freaking idea what you see know this. Take a look,ask questions and figure it out before you start typing or screaming. The same holds true to those who don’t have a clue why people are concerned about some of the things they see happening in the world via the news or in their own neighborhoods.
On a side note consistent with the DDT series. I wonder what the vibe would be on the net if everywhere one sees Polish in this article one saw Arab,Muslim,Laotian etc. ? Have a good weekend.