Before we dive into the June 2011 (partial) list of examples of the Religion of Peace spreading faith, hope and love around the world, I can't help but wonder why not so long ago the mere threat of burning a Koran was breathlessly and endlessly reported by the mainstream media across the globe, bemoaned by world leaders from presidents to generals, and seen as justification for riots and blood-letting, yet in 2001, most Americans never even heard about the Taliban's destruction of the Bamiyan Buddhas in 2001.
Much larger and rarer than a copy of the Koran, and dating from the 5th Century, the two Buddhist statues were carved from sandstone cliffs and, standing at 180 and 121 feet high respectively, were the largest examples of Buddha carvings in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage site. While the UN sent the Taliban "strongly worded" letters protesting the destruction of the statues, and ambassadors from dozens of countries, including Arabic nations, "condemned" the act, nobody actually tried to physically stop the Taliban.
Being real short on trained demolition engineers (and a helluva lot shorter on construction engineers) or even folks who could do math beyond the digits-on-the-appendages level for that matter, it took the Tali-boys several weeks to obliterate the statues. They started out with days of blasting away with RPG-7s, anti-aircraft guns, mines, tanks, and tube and rocket artillery, which inflicted plenty of damage but failed to obliterate them. UN officials mistook this initial effort for a standard Muslim wedding reception and did not notice. Eventually, the Taliban had to physically climb the statues and plant dynamite charges, again over a period of several days, until the job was finally finished. Mullah Mohammed Omar said of the event, "Muslims should be proud of smashing idols. It has given praise to God that we have destroyed them."
In response, millions of Buddhists went on rampages throughout China, India, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Thailand and elsewhere around the globe. In an orgy of destruction, over 100 people were killed in these riots, hundreds more raped, and thousands injured. The burning and pillaging of Islamic settlements and mosques as well as several suicide bombings resulted in property damage in the tens of millions. Calls for peace and calm from various presidents, prime ministers and religious leaders went unheeded by the enraged Buddhist mobs.
No, wait, that last part didn't happen. That only happens when someone "hurts the feelings" of the Religion of Peace; and then it is seen as completely justified and cartoonists, preachers or sometimes just passers-by are condemned for "setting them off" and, when killed or maimed, "had it coming."
So, without further ado, here are just some of the zany shenanigans and madcap adventures of that wacky ol' Religion of Peace from June 2011.
6/1/2011, Pakistan: Muslim rapes Christian Toddler for Failure to Convert to Islam.
6/3/2011, Minnesota: Muslim Woman Passing Out Qurans Stabs Two People.
6/27/2011, Iraq: Brutal Beheadings, Islamic Barbarism Advances Ahead of President Obama's Withdrawal Plan.
Wow. And that's just a partial list for one month. If the government and the media weren't telling me different, I would think there was some kind of trend or pattern going on with this whole Islam thing. But they say it's okay, so I guess we should all stick our heads back in the sand and not talk about such things. It might hurt someone's feelings.