Where is the outrage? (continued)
: Tom Friedman says we are not demanding outrage from Muslim leaders and the White House over Muslims murdering Muslims. I would add the press and the liberal establishment to his list of those who should be expressing outrage. And, yes, we need to express outrage — and surely will express outrage — at the same time about prisoner abuse that went beyond naked pictures or toilets to death in today’s Times report from Afghanistan.
“Look,” he says the White House (and others) should say, “Newsweek may have violated journalistic rules, but what jihadist terrorists are doing in Iraq and Afghanistan – blowing up innocent Muslims struggling to build an alternative society to dictatorship – surely destroys the Koran. They are the real enemies of Islam because they are depriving Muslims of a better future. From what I know of Islam, it teaches that you show reverence to God by showing reverence for his creations, not just his words. Why don’t your spiritual leaders say that?