American spend their time hating and the media feeds this paradigm and the Right wing noise machine does nothing to help……
How many times have you heard the BS story of Muslims and their lack for condemnation of the extremists?
Probably NEVER because the media does not want the story out there…..for once it is their domination of the hegemony is on the wane…….
I have even seen what some would call “liberal” bloggers that are on the same page as FOX News when it comes to feeding the hate…….
The truth is that there is almost always condemnation from the Muslim world the problem is the Western media does not report it…….since 9/11 there have been many individuals and organizations that have condemned this type of violence…….
I translated this from a Middle Eastern source……..
Kuwait City (AFP) – A conference of Muslim states on Thursday condemned main jihadist groups in Syria and Iraq and studied a plan for developing an effective strategy against “terrorism and extremism”.
“We condemn the gruesome atrocities committed by all terrorist organisations including Daesh (Arabic for the Islamic State group), Al-Qaeda and Al-Nusra Front (its affiliate in Syria),” said the final communique of a two-day conference by the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).
The Sunni groups named are involved in armed conflicts in several Arab countries including Syria, Iraq, Libya, Egypt and Yemen.
No Shiite groups, such as Lebanon’s Hezbollah, were mentioned in the communique.
“The escalation of violence and terrorist crimes threatens regional and international security,” the statement said.
The conference was attended by more than 50 Muslim countries at foreign ministers level, including heavyweights Turkey, Iran, Egypt and Saudi Arabia.
I know this is NOT what most Americans want to hear……and they will not even know if this unless they read IST……this does not fit the paradigm the media wants to highlight……..
But to say that there is NO Condemnation of extremism is a LIE
There is more…….we hear that Islamic schools teach hatred and extremism……not so….but why listen to that for it does not aid in your illogical hatred……
In Egypt there is a movement to try and counter extremism in the education system………
In his battle against militant Islam, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is relying not just on bomber planes and soldiers but on white-turbaned clerics from Al-Azhar, Egypt’s 1,000-year-old center for Islamic learning. He wants clerics to counter radicalism in the classroom.
In a televised speech in January at an Al-Azhar conference center in Cairo, Sisi called for “a religious revolution” in Islam. Radicalized thinking, he told the audience of Islamic scholars, had become “a source of anxiety, danger, killing and destruction for the rest of the world.”
That had to change – and the scholars had a leading role to play, in schools, mosques and on the airwaves.
The president’s warning is part of a much larger project. To contain the radical Islamist movement roiling his nation, Sisi has most conspicuously been using the law and brute force. But he is also promoting a more moderate and less politicized version of the faith.
In that struggle the Al-Azhar institution is one of the most important fronts for Sisi – and for the wider region. The outcome of the struggle in Egypt, the intellectual and cultural capital of the Arab world, has ramifications far beyond its borders.
The Al-Azhar mosque was built in the 10th century and is one of the oldest in Egypt. It opened a university that spread Shi’ite Islam until the end of the Fatimid Caliphate in 1171. It later turned into a Sunni mosque and university that taught the four schools of mainstream Sunni Islam.
Today the university’s various faculties and research centers have 450,000 students, many from countries across Asia and Africa. It also has a network of more than 9,000 schools across Egypt attended by more than 2 million students.
Al-Azhar’s teachers, preachers, and researchers have so far introduced a few small changes. They include tweaking text books and setting up an online monitoring center to track militant statements on social media so the institute can better refute them. But there is no detailed reform program yet, and Al-Azhar officials openly acknowledge the magnitude of the challenge ahead
Another one of those stories that the West refuses to report……there are people that are trying to change the perception of Islam from one of extremism to one of tolerance……I am sure that there will be those that will not appreciate this story for, again, does not fit their paradigm…….I will admit that there is a long hard road for reformers to trek…..but at least they are trying.
AS I always say to haters……..CAN’T FIX STUPID!