/* Am I A Pundit Now?: Hypocrisy, Thy Name Is Islam

Friday, May 20, 2005

Hypocrisy, Thy Name Is Islam

Desecration of the Koran has not really broken my heart, chiefly for the reason that muslims are so often insensitive (to put it mildly) to the religious texts and symbols of other faiths. You reap what you sow.

Here we have an article by Ali Al-Ahmed that lays out the hypocrisy of Saudis, in particular. Ali Al-Ahmed is that rarest of birds, a muslim who is outraged by muslim treatment of other religions. In this article we learn that, the Saudi government incinerates bibles and crucifixes as official policy, and that they even desecrate the Koran when it gets in the way of violating human rights, which often seems to be the raison d'etre of the Saudi government.

It is a terrible thing that people have died over this isse, but I don't find myself shedding a tear for tender muslim sensibilites.

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