“In international test scores of high school students in reading, math and science, not one Muslim nation places in the top 30. Take away oil and gas, and from Algeria to Iran these nations would have little to offer the world. Iran would have to fall back on exports of carpets, caviar and pistachio nuts.”
Well, one area in which Muslims far exceed the norm is in making demands—especially those acolytes of Islam who find their host countries deficient in acceding to every one of their many irrationalities:
A postcard featuring a cute puppy sitting in a policeman’s hat advertising a Scottish police force’s new telephone number has sparked outrage from Muslims…
The advert has upset Muslims because dogs are considered ritually unclean…
Earlier this month a group of “youths” attacked a Hare Krishna temple in Copenhagen, doing damage and trying to attack the temple’s devotees with baseball bats. Strangely enough, the story never made it into the Danish MSM.
…The temple is now urging its supporters not to wear the distinctive orange robes near the temple to avoid physical attacks.
Protesters descended on a Lowe’s store in one of the country’s largest Arab-American communities on Saturday, calling for a boycott after the home improvement chain pulled its ads from the reality show ‘All American Muslim’…The show premiered last month and chronicles the lives of families living in and around Dearborn, a suburb of Detroit at the heart of one of the largest Arab-American populations outside the Middle East. Dearborn is home to the Islamic Center of America, one of the largest mosques in North America.
Considering that Muslims are estimated to be only 0.5% of the American populace, it’s no wonder that Lowe’s determined their advertising dollars better spent elsewhere. But, as Daniel Greenfield writes in Unlimited Muslim Entitlement:
In addition to being exempt from satirical cartoons, airline security procedures and human rights—the chattering media classes in all their wisdom have decided that Muslims should also be exempt from the laws of economics.
Forget welfare, Muslims are now entitled to media welfare. When normal religions want to put on a show promoting their religion, they build themselves a cable channel. Sadly, Bridges TV, the Muslim cable channel dedicated to challenging stereotypes, hating Jews and promoting Islam ran into some trouble when its founder and president beheaded its co-founder, who also happened to be his wife.
Muzzammil Hassan, turned out not just to be the president and founder of Bridges TV, but also a member of the Muslim Club for Men, and is now challenging stereotypes about Islam at Clinton Correctional Facility. But TLC stepped into the breach to provide Americans with more of that programming challenging stereotypes about Islam that they never asked for.
All-American Muslim was founded dedicated to the proposition that Muslims are just like the rest of us. They put on their Hijabs one head at a time just like the rest of us and promote wearing them more often than the Geico reptile comes on to sell insurance. After a media blitz for the launch of the series, the Americans, being the Islamophobic bastards that they are, turned the channel to watch something else.
Greenfield also writes:
Let’s face it, if tomorrow a new branch of Islam debuted, and its theology included eating babies, cutting the legs off women to prevent them from going out of the house and boiling Christians in oil; then the day after tomorrow CNN would run a news story explaining that its participants are just ordinary people who are misunderstood and that only EatingBabyandCuttingOff-WomensLegsPhobes would have any issues with them.
Of course, thanks to Barack Obama and the United Nations, ‘incitements’ that provoke Muslims to their habitually riotous behavior (such as postcards depicting little puppy dogs or the cancellation of Muslim unreality shows) might soon be subject to criminal prosecution:
The U.N. General Assembly on Monday adopted a resolution condemning the stereotyping, negative profiling and stigmatization of people based on their religion, and urging countries to take effective steps “to address and combat such incidents.”
No member state called for a recorded vote on the text, which was as a result adopted “by consensus.”
The resolution, an initiative of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), is based on one passed by the U.N.’s Human Rights Council in Geneva last spring. The State Department last week hosted a meeting to discuss ways of “implementing” it.
Freedom of Speech—it was nice while it lasted.