Monday, December 19, 2005

By What Standard?

In an obscure Australian movie called The Fringe Dwellers there was one memorable scene where a student of Aboriginal ancestry becomes morally indignant when he is not punished for breaking the rules. He treated the lack of moral expectations as an indignity and insult—as if he were less than human. Recent media coverage on the events in Australia shows the double standard is still intact as Ilana Mercer explains.

Robert Spencer comments in a similar vein about the joy many Arab/Muslims take in the death of others. “This kind of inconsistency demonstrates that world opinion demands a higher moral accountability from the West than it does from the Islamic world.” And indeed it does. He notes, “The international media and governing bodies seem to assume that Palestinians and other Muslims are simply not capable of hewing to the moral and civilizational standards to which Westerners are held.”

Of course, he notes Muslims have standards, but they reject the standard of life and embrace “a culture that celebrates death.” “Mufti Sheikh Ikrimeh Sabri, a Palestinian Authority cleric, stated: ‘We tell them, in as much as you love life, the Muslim loves death and martyrdom.’” Does this not bring shame to other Arabs who perhaps don’t share this suicidal fantasy? Perhaps it would if we judged them and responded accordingly.


Blogger beakerkin said...

Does this surprise you at all. The singing and dancing in the PA durring 9-11 are a vivid memory. What other people shoot school kids in the back by design or throw senior citizens in wheel chairs off cruise ships. Have you ever seen a Christian sing Gospell music while severing heads.

This is not Islamofacism it is IslamoNazism.

12/19/05, 10:01 PM  
Blogger Jason Pappas said...

It’s no surprise but as such savagery becomes an everyday occurrence we can never stop being disgusted and morally outraged at the kind of people they’ve allowed themselves to become.

12/19/05, 10:05 PM  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

Not holding evil doers accountable leads to more of the same evil deeds. Excuses must not be made.

When hearing of Sharon's stroke, "Palestinians" celebrated by passing candy out. Disgusting!

Beak points out deeds more than disgusting: shoot[ing] school kids in the back...
throw[ing] senior citizens in wheel chairs off cruise ships

12/19/05, 10:57 PM  
Blogger Jason Pappas said...

That’s not off topic at all. That’s an excellent find. How did you find this? It really shows how multi-cultural appeasement the failure to punish criminals only encourage more of the same. I had suspected this was true to some degree but had no idea how bad it was. My previous post mentions how if people can’t discuss the problem in public they will do so in private and instead of a rational measured solution you’ll get a crude vigilante reaction.

12/20/05, 2:09 PM  
Blogger Jason Pappas said...

Thank you. I’m getting the word out on that article so that others can get a solid background on the current events in Australia.

12/20/05, 2:54 PM  
Blogger Pastorius said...

When a group of people is not held to the same moral standards as other groups, they should be offended. Why? Because it is racism which causes those on the left to believe that we have to tolerate morally repugnant behavior from the brown and black-skinned Muslims. That is clear to me.

12/20/05, 9:27 PM  

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