The “tiny minority” strikes again

We’re constantly told by the liberal intelligentsia and media that radical Islam is a fringe phenomenon; that the “vast majority” of Muslims are peace-loving, regular folks.  Abdul Six-Pack is no different than you or me and Islam is being horribly misrepresented, the argument goes, by a tiny group of fanatics who have twisted the great Religion of Peace to suit their political ends.

But every day there’s a story like this one from today’s Telegraph UK:  “Father killed family for being too western”.

 “A father killed his wife and four daughters in their sleep because he could not bear them adopting a more westernised lifestyle . . . . Mohammed Riaz, 49, found it abhorrent that his eldest daughter wanted to be a fashion designer, and that she and her sisters were likely to reject the Muslim tradition of arranged marriages.  On Hallowe’en last year he sprayed petrol throughout their terraced home in Accrington, Lancs, and set it alight.  Caneze Riaz, 39, woke and tried to protect her three-year-old child, Hannah, who was sleeping with her, but was overcome by fumes.  Her other daughters, Sayrah, 16, Sophia, 13, and Alisha, 10, died elsewhere in the house.”

Dad then set himself on fire and died 2 days later. 

Now, the story reveals that Mr. Riaz was not an al-Qaeda terrorist.  He was not a part of any terrorist organization.  He was just a normal, everyday laborer who had emigrated from “moderate” Pakistan 17 years earlier.  In other words, he was one of the “vast majority” of Muslims who supposedly exemplify how peaceful and harmless Islam really is.   Yet he slaughters his whole family because his girls don’t show much promise as slaves.  Hmm.  The teensy-tinsy fringe minority of violent, crazy Muslims seems to expand every day.


~ by lewdandlascivious on February 20, 2007.

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