Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Muslims As Victims

New research by the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health published in The Lanset sets the death toll in Iraq at 655,000 since the US lead invasion in 2003. This is a massive increase even on other 'anti-war' estimates such as the Iraqi Body Count who put the figure under 50,000. Either way, that's a lot of corpses.

For the sake of argument, let's say the 2003 invasion and subsequent war has been a terrible mistake. Let's say Bush is a war-mongering numb-scull and Blair is his poodle, and we're looking to blame them.

But surely first we must ask: Who is killing whom? Overwhelmingly Muslims are killing Muslims. Ah, but that wouldn't have happened if Bush and Blair had not invaded.

Ok, for the sake of argument, let's say that Iraq was a picture of tranquility and serendipity before the war. It all went wrong when we invaded.

Still I must ask: Who's killing whom?

Overwhelmingly Muslims are killing Muslims, and if Muslims are saying it's someone else's fault, then I think it's time Muslims took a little responsibility. As long as the Muslim community view themselves as victims and blame someone else for their plight, they will have bombing, murdering, psycho, maniac, crazy-eyed shit-heads running around killing for Allah. But as we learned in Northern Ireland, when the public says, "Enough!", the violence will end.

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