Where is the outrage?
: Tom Friedman asks the right question and brings the right perspective to the Newsweek nonstory story: If that could cause riots and deaths and condemnations and fatwas, then why are we not seeing such outrage over Muslim killing Muslim in Iraq?
That said, though, in the same newspapers one can read the latest reports from Iraq, where Baathist and jihadist suicide bombers have killed 400 Iraqi Muslims in the past month – most of them Shiite and Kurdish civilians shopping in markets, walking in funerals, going to mosques or volunteering to join the police.
Yet these mass murders – this desecration and dismemberment of real Muslims by other Muslims – have not prompted a single protest march anywhere in the Muslim world. And I have not read of a single fatwa issued by any Muslim cleric outside Iraq condemning these indiscriminate mass murders of Iraqi Shiites and Kurds by these jihadist suicide bombers, many of whom, according to a Washington Post report, are coming from Saudi Arabia….
The best way to honor the Koran is to live by the values of mercy and compassion that it propagates.
: LATER: This is what gives me hope: Saudi Jeans says Friedman is right.