Right now, I am watching CBC The National, and it is just hillarious. But let me go a bit deeper before I tell you why this is so funny and pathetic if you will.
You know, I come from a country where Islam is being imposed forcefully upon all citizens and many Iranians flee that great country, occupied by Islamists, every year to save their lives and keep their basic freedoms safe from the rules of the Islamic regime and laws. You hardly find an Iranian woman living in Canada wearing the Hijab (head-scarf) or one rarely finds an Iranian man who practices Islam in an extreme manner like other muslims do. Why? Because we tasted Islam and we know how bad it is. We don't want it here any more.
Having said that, I'd argue that the Islam being practiced in Iran, Saudi Arabia are true versions of Islam. I believe that because there is no moderate Islam at all. The entire Islam is based on extremism and it is a radical religious idealogy.
CBC is trying to paint the very Islam milions of us fled from, with the color of peace and moderation? No Way.
I always see Muslim women wearing that Hijab here in Canada. I ask them, if you wanted to keep your hijab here in Canada, then why did you come here in the first place? Why did you not stay in your own country practicing your own religion in a way that wouldn't put you in this situation and wouldn't put true Canadians in grave danger of being exposed to your hatred towards the western values?!
No one can do paint Islam with a peaceful color, and it is because that Islam is about Radicalism itself. It is extreme or it does not exist. Once Islam is not radical any more, it ceases to be ISLAM and it won't be Islam any more. It'll be Buddhism, Christianity or some thing else. It won't be a religion called ISLAM any more.
The CBC show is pathetic and hillarious because it is trying to tell us: Don't panic, Islam is not like this. Yep, an average Joe living somewhere in Multi-culturalistic Ontario may buy it somehow, but I won't. I witnessed Islamic radicalism first-hand and I know how it tastes or smells. CBC is trying to say to crowds of concerned Canadians that the terrorists are not true Muslims, but let me tell you that these terrorists are TRUE muslims if you will.
You either practice the Islam based on Koran or its prophets' ideas or you don't. If you do, you are a radical, if you don't you are not a Muslim any more. That is this simple!
I wonder how long it will take for westerners to learn this...
Cross-posted at Shotgun blog with some editings