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Middle East Religion, Islam Basic Beliefs,
Islam Culture misname their violence.
Question: how to stop terrorism? One answer: the West needs to name it,
loud and clear. Rage Disorder, Rage Anger, Religious Terrorism.

Current Middle East religion, with current widespread Islam Basic Beliefs,
was in fact shown in the Danish cartoon. - and one quickly saw
the rage disorder, the rage anger.

On: Middle East religion, Islam basic beliefs, Middle East culture, rage disorder, political correctness.
 

WESTERN TOLERANCE and ISLAM
seen through my curious eyes
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Islam, a Danish Cartoon ... and Me
THE EXPLORATION CONTINUES
with
Mirror Mirror on the Wall -
Eeks, Who is that Horror in the Hall?

and
Political Correctness, Anti Political Correctness,
Fundamentalism - 3 Sides of the Same Coin?

Why the Muslim outage over a small Danish cartoon?

I could claim that this is a big mystery, tougher to unravel than anything Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys or Sherlock Holmes had to face. But, as Sherlock was in the habit of saying, "Elementary, my dear Watson."

So, why the Muslim outage over a small Danish cartoon? My quick answer: it shows the truth. The Muslim religion is - anyway, has been turned into - an instrument of destruction and violence.

While some have written that the truth shall set us free, anyone telling an unpopular truth (American civil rights activists in the 1960s, Western feminists in the 1970s, gay rights activists in many countries even now) is likely to be heralded with rage by the majority. The first response, over and over, hasn't been, "Oh thank you, the truth has set us free." It's been venom, derision, hate, protest. So, unsurprisingly, Muslims have reacted with less than delight.

In the old fairy tale of Snow White, the stepmother is faced with the mirror telling her that Snow White is prettier than she is. And Snow White has to run for her life.

For an exploration of how a truth may elicit anything but delight:

Mirror Mirror on the Wall - Eeks, Who is that Horror in the Hall?

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But Muslim rage has another powerful fuel: Western sympathy, Western commiseration with widespread Muslim outrage. Instead of shattering the mirror, the West has reflected enraged Muslims back to themselves as they wish to be seen - poor hurt victims.

The West is just as good as the Muslim world at not thinking well and clearly, at not looking at reality. Most recently I turned my eyes on that - seeing the Western emphasis on unthinking tolerance as a poisonous ingredient. Imagine saying live and let live - or all cells are equal - to a cancerous tumor. One has to take a good look at what is happening.

For more of that, turn to:

Political Correctness, Anti Political Correctness, Fundamentalism -
3 Sides of the Same Coin?

That's the beginning of the biggest undertaking - taking on the enemy within, the poor thinking of much of the West, the deep-rooted taboo unchallenged by a huge number of people in the West - especially caring people who don't want to be prejudiced.

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Elsa
March 28, 2008

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misname their violence. Question: how to stop terrorism?
One answer: the West is to name it. Rage Disorder, Rage Anger,
Religious Terrorism.

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ARTICLES ON TERRORISM exploring
HOW TO STOP TERRORISM, MIDDLE EAST RELIGION, ISLAM BASIC BELIEFS, RADICAL MUSLIM,
AFGHANISTAN RELIGION, IRAN RELIGION, SAUDI ARABIA RELIGION, PERSIAN RELIGION

MIDDLE EAST RELIGION - MIDDLE EAST RELIGION - MIDDLE EAST RELIGION
Here a focus exploring
HISTORY OF MUSLIM RELIGION, RELIGOUS TERRORISM, TERRORIST IDEOLOGY,
MIDDLE EAST RELIGION, MIDDLE EAST FACTS, FACT MUSLIM RELIGION,
RELIGIOUS TERRORISM, SUICIDE TERRORISTS, SELF RIGHTEOUS SUICIDE
MIDDLE EAST RELIGION, DEFINITION FOR TERORISM, RADICAL MUSLIM

MIDDLE EAST RELIGION focus exploring also
BENEFITS OF CRITICAL THINKING,
MUSLIM CARTOON, ARAB ANGER, ISLAM BELIEFS, ISLAM PEOPLE, ISLAM CULTURE
EUROPEAN RELIGIONS, DENMARK RELIGION, RELIGION IN GREAT BRITAIN

MIDDLE EAST RELIGION focus, exploring more deeply
HOW TO STOP TERRORISM, MIDDLE EAST RELIGIONS, ISLAM BASIC BELIEFS,
RELIGIOUS TERRORISM, RADICAL MUSLIMS.

ARTICLES ON TERRORISM need to start with
GOOD THINKING, PART OF THE BENEIFTS OF CRITICAL THINKING,
MIDDLE EAST RELIGION, PSYCHOLOGY OF VIOLENCE, RELIGIOUS TERRORISM,
HEALTHY PRIORITIES, CHANGE YOUR PRIORITIES, ORGANIZE PRIORITIES.

THE ARTICLES ON TERRORISM think about
CURRENT EVENTS MIDDLE EAST, MIDDLE EAST SOLUTION, MIDDLE EAST RELIGION,
TYPES OF RELIGION, COMPARISON OF RELIGIONS, RELIGOUS TERRORISM
COMPARE RELIGIONS, AND COMPARING RELIGION DARE TO COME TO CONCLUSIONS.

ARTICLES ON TERRORISM keep going on, look at
HOW TO STOP TERRORISM, MIDDLE EAST RELIGIONS, ISLAM BASIC BELIEFS,
RADICAL MUSLIMS, ISLAM BELIEFS. ISLAM PEOPLE. ISLAM CULTURE.

ARTICLES ON TERRORISM:
DEFINITION TERRORISM, TERRORISM IN THE MIDDLE EAST, MIDDLE EAST RELIGION,
MUSLIM CARTOON, MUSLIM CARTOONS, RADICAL MUSLIM. MUSLIM VIOLENCE.
ARAB ANGER. SLOW DANGER. ISLAM FAITH. ANTI ISLAM. TERRORIST TACTICS.

HOW TO STOP TERRORISM? THE ARTICLES ON TERRORISM explore ...
MIDDLE EAST RELIGON, ISLAM BASIC BELIEFS, ISLAM CULTURE, ISLAM PEOPLE,
SUICIDE TERRORISTS. SELF RIGHTEOUS SUICIDE. RELIGIOUS TERRORISM,
RAGE DISORDER. WAKE UP RAGE. RAGE ANGER.
NARCISSTIC PERSONALITY DISORDER. ACQUIRED SITUATIONAL NARCISSISM

HOW TO STOP TERRORISM? Explore and then explore some more.
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How to Stop Terrorism? And How to Stop Bad Thinking?

I am brimming with ideas, questions, thoughts.

And around me, most often I have come up against walls. One must be tolerant. One must not question religion. One must be accepting. I have slowly dragged myself out of the swamp of unthinking tolerance. It never felt right to be there. But it has taken a long time to put my ideas together.

I identified with Al Gore, in his journey in An Inconvenient Truth. He was trying to convey his truth for twenty years - his growing truth, his ever more inconvenient truth with the evidence mounting ever higher. What I admired most: he didn't give up. He kept working at saying his truth in an ever better, clearer way. No one would have faulted him for giving up, faced with the dragon of a presidential campaign scuttled by someone from the left as well as a stupid crook on the right - stupid but very powerful and with powerful friends and family. But he did not give up. And now there it is, An Inconvenient Truth, for all to see.

Of course he hasn't been alone in what he's been seeing - and likewise I'm not alone.

So what have I seen, and what am I trying to convey?

I'm trying to convey what seems to be a good route in the quest to figure out how to stop terrorism. Here's some of what I look at:

DEFINITION OF TOLERANCE. WHAT IS TOLERANCE.

The West's insistence, these days, on tolerance is just an dangerous as its previously generally closed mind to the equality of women and men, of people of all races and sexual orientations. It has just taken its generally closed mind and, having let in a few truths, kept parts of its mind as closed as ever. Rigidly closed. That's not just stupid but dangerous.

HISTORY OF MUSLIM RELIGION. RELIGIOUS TOLERANCE. RELIGIOUS INTOLERANCE.

I'm not great at going out and getting facts. I am good at mulling over the facts that do come my way. So one fact that hit me in the face was that there was huge Muslim outrage over a small Danish cartoon but no huge Muslim outrage over Muslim murder of others (mainly Muslims, at that), over massive amounts of genital mutilation, etc. Instead of outrage at millions of mutilations, over and over I heard that Westerners had no right to pass judgment over other cultures. Strangely, that argument was not used to say we had no right to judge Communist repression, Nazi horrors. Once again, that made no sense. I was not given any grounds, by the way, as to why I should be selectively blind, selectively able to evaluate information (Communism - good to judge; Islam - bad to judge).

Though the disproportionate outrage over one cartoon was enough of a fact for me to see that something very wrong was going on, it makes sense to do much more exploring of facts - such as on the history of the Muslim religion.

MORE TO GET INFO ON:
FREEDOM OF RELIGION IN AMERICA AND EUROPE,
AND ALSO THE HISTORY OF RELIGIOUS REPRESSION AND RELIGOUS WARS.
TERRORIST IDEOLOGY. MIDDLE EAST FACTS. MIDDLE EAST RELIGION.
MIDDLE EAST RELIGIONS.
CURRENT EVENTS MIDDLE EAST. MIDDLE EAST SOLUTION. TYPES OF RELIGION.
ISLAM BASIC BELIEFS. ISLAM BELIEFS. ISLAM PEOPLE. ISLAM CULTURE.
ARTICLES ON TERRORISM. DEFINITION TERRORISM. TERRORISM IN THE MIDDLE EAST.
MUSLIM CARTOON. MUSOIM CARTOONS. RADICAL MUSLIM. MUSLIM VIOLENCE.
ARAB ANGER. SLOW DANGER. ISLAM FAITH. ANTI ISLAM. TERRORIST TACTICS.
SUICIDE TERRORISTS. SELF RIGHTEOUS SUICIDE. RELIGIOUS TERRORISM.

THERE ARE STILL OTHER AREAS:
RAGE IDSORDER. WAKE UP RAGE. RAGE ANGER.
NARCISSTIC PERSONALITY DISORDER. ACQUIRED SITUATIONAL NARCISSISM.

AND FINALLY, OVER AND OVER, AND THROUGHOUT;
THE BENEFITS OF CRITICAL THINKING,
OF RECOGNIZING WHAT IS A LOGICAL FALLACY,
WHAT ARE LOGICAL FALLACIES
(such as, we have hurt others with past judging, so all judging is bad).

I do pay attention to facts. My bigger pleasure, though, is thinking about them, puzzling things out.

So a tiny fact - the unwarranted tempest about a cartoon - was enough to set me off on an exploration of a religion, of ways of thinking, manipulations of reality, a slow danger.

I have explored most fully my home culture - the West - because it is much of that culture which has stayed silent, as if paralyzed by its rhetoric of tolerance and acceptance, as if trapped in a poisonous web - so that the ideology of tolerance and acceptance, instead of freeing and opening minds, has been used - not only to not think - but to attempt to shut up people, like myself, ready and eager to explore - rather like Indiana Jones in Raiders of the Lost Ark, managing to get out of even a pit of writhing snakes. Here the snakes hiss, you must not be judgmental, you have not right to judge another religion, who are you to know, all opinions are equal, every religion is equal.

Not easy, when one does not want to intone accepted doctrines.

Elsa,
brain trainer
always looking with ideas cooking

March 24, 2008


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