Beauty pageants can be murder
Posted: November 27, 2002
© 2002 Universal Press Syndicate
by Ann Coulter
Inasmuch as liberals
are demanding that Americans ritualistically proclaim, "Islam is a
religion of peace," Muslims might do their part by not killing people
all the time.
Recently, the Religion
of Peace suffered a PR setback when Muslims in Nigeria welcomed the
Miss World beauty pageant by slaughtering Christians in the street and
burning churches to the ground. At last count, more than 200 people
were dead, hundreds more were injured and thousands were left without
homes. Also, the Nigerian contestant's chances of winning "Miss
Congeniality" were dashed.
Leaping at the one
chance they had to attract positive press to their country and perhaps
begin the process of dragging themselves out of the 13th century,
Nigerian Muslims instead chose to hack innocent people to death with
machetes in the name of Allah. Pageant officials pulled up stakes and
took the show to London. At least the Christian-carving faithful can
sleep at night knowing they've secured a place for themselves in
heaven alongside Mohamed Atta.
One can assume the
director of the Nigerian Department of Tourism isn't too pleased.
Winning the pageant site had been an uphill battle from the beginning.
Some of the more closed-minded Miss World participants had already
begun carping about the upcoming stoning of a Nigerian woman, in
accordance with Islamic sharia law.
The president of
Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, tried to downplay the Muslims' murderous
rampage by cheerfully explaining: "The beauty queens should not feel
that they are the cause of the violence. It could happen at any time
irresponsible journalism is committed against Islam." Well, that's a
It seems an article in
a Nigerian newspaper had mused that the Prophet Muhammad "would
probably have chosen a wife" from among the Miss World contestants.
This upset the practitioners of the Religion of Peace, whose
polygamous prophet preferred his wives a little younger – one was 6
They expressed their
displeasure with the article by bludgeoning, stabbing and burning
Christians to death. In one part of Nigeria, enforcers of the Religion
of Peace commanded that Muslims kill Isioma Daniel, the authoress of
the blasphemy. (Overheard at Miss World contest: "Does this make me
The New York Times
can't bear to think that their little darlings – angry, violent
Muslims – could be at fault in this melee. That makes no sense because
Islam is a Religion of Peace. So the Times reviewed the facts,
processed it through the PC prism, and spat out the headline:
"Religious Violence in Nigeria Drives Out Miss World Event." According
to the Times, rampaging Muslims pouring out of mosques to kill
Christians and torch churches resulted from "the tinderbox of
religious passions in the country."
Islam is peaceful, but
religion causes violence. Pay no attention to the fact that the most
bloodthirsty cult in the 20th century was an atheistic sect known as
communism. But that was not "true communism," just as Muslim
terrorists are not practicing "true Islam." The ironic thing is,
liberals would hate Muslims who practiced only "true Islam." Without
the terrorism, Muslims would just be another group of "anti-choice"
But these are the good
Muslims – the Mumia Muslims, not the Jerry Falwell Muslims. The police
step in to try to quell violent Muslims and the Times reports this as
"fighting between Christians and Muslims." Ah, the cycle of violence.
It would be as if a
conservative newspaper, with no basis in fact, referred to all
murderers as "environmentalists." Environmentalists Fly Planes Into
World Trade Center; Environmentalists Rape Woman In Central Park.
Winning "Best in Show"
was the Times' headline on an article about the Christian missionary
shot dead in Lebanon by a Muslim: "Killing Underscores Enmity of
Evangelists and Muslims." This is like referring to the enmity between
a woman and her rapist. She hates him, he hates her. It's a cycle of
violence! Except the funny thing about the Christians is, they still
love the Muslims.
The Muslims' main beef
with the Christians was that they "destroy the fighting spirit of the
children, especially of the Palestinian youth, by teaching them not to
fight the Jews, for the Palestinians to forgive the Jews and leave
them Jerusalem." No new data are capable of shaking the Times' faith
that Islam is a religion of peace and Christians, as a general matter,
deserve to be shot.
The Times seemed to
agree the Muslims had a point with the evangelical. In a news
analysis, the Times said the missionaries claimed they were
merely exposing people to Jesus Christ. "But," the Times charged in a
"j'accuse" tone, "a somewhat more direct goal emerges amid the Web
site postings." They were asking for it. (On the bright side, at least
this means the Times is holding the gun innocent in this one
instance.) The Christians were caught red-handed committing
irresponsible Web postings against Islam.
do not rip out people's entrails in response to irresponsible
journalism committed against Christianity.
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are accounted as sheep for the slaughter
reports flow in and awareness is raised regarding the beliefs of
Islam, do we make war? Do we alienate Muslims, our neighbors,
is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are
accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him that
am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor
principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to
separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord."
Americans have been choosing anything and everything over God, we must
not blame the Muslims. Recognize the reality of the Quran, but
when it comes to blame, we should look to ourselves as a nation.
God has warned us and warned us and warned us, but as a nation we have
turned our backs on Him.
fight, our battle, is not about Islam. It's about the spiritual
health of our children. As the future unfolds exactly as God
foretold, and we become, yet are, as sheep to the slaughter, my heart
has been for our children which are being spiritually ravaged and
crippled in public school.
killing Christians and Jews has been a reality through the ages.
But we are not to fear. I am in line with my brothers and
sisters. But as the wolves of public education seek to snatch
our children out of their faith, harden their hearts and fill their
heads full of lies about Jesus, this is when I give the battle cry.
My children belong to Christ, and every Christian should object to the
wolves that are circling in an effort to drag our children away.
Killing Christians: The
underreported story of Islamist violence
ON OCTOBER 17, bombs
killed 6 people and wounded 143 in Zamboanga, the Philippines. While
press accounts mentioned in passing that the victims were Christians,
few conveyed to the reader that these were people assaulted by Muslim
extremists because of their religion. On September 25, militant
Muslims shot dead 7 Christian Pakistanis execution style in Karachi.
Most of the media failed to report this at all, though it was at least
the fifth bloody attack on Christians in Pakistan in the last twelve
And the media almost never
point out that Christians are being killed, often at places of
worship, in several countries with Islamic majorities or governments,
not because they are Westerners or Americans (many are neither) but
because they are Christians.
Nor is the White House or
Congress nearly as attentive--to put it mildly--to this pattern of
killing as it is to any injury on either side of the conflict in
Israel. People who follow international news are aware that a civil
war raged in Ethiopia for more than 30 years.
But few realize that it was
a religious war--between Muslim Eritrea and Christian Ethiopia--in
which tens of thousands perished. Many know that the people of East
Timor were savaged, but it is rarely mentioned that most East Timorese
are Christian, while the Indonesian militants who killed many of them
and brutalized the refugees in West Timor are Muslim. Indeed,
Christians in other parts of Indonesia have hardly fared better; for
instance, thousands died during riots in the Moluccan Islands in 2000.
The bloody war in the Sudan, similarly, pits the Muslim government in
the North against the Christian and animist South. And in Nigeria, as
try to impose a strict
version of the legal code called sharia in several provinces, armed
conflicts between Muslims and Christians have erupted and thousands
have died. Just lately, in the Ivory Coast, Muslims in the North have
been attacking Christians in the South.
On a smaller scale but
very much along the same lines, scores of Coptic Christians were
killed in Egypt in January 2000; several churches were burned in Kenya
the following year. It seems some-how inflammatory to point to the
religious element of these and many other conflicts. Nearly every day,
meanwhile, some scholar assures us that Islam is a peaceable and
loving religion. What is going on here? From the beginning, Islam drew
a distinction between Christians and Jews and other non-Muslims. The
former were "people of the book." They had to pay special taxes and
wear identifying clothing, yet their status reflected a certain
respect for what Muslims saw as the earlier but incomplete and
corrupted revelation recorded in the Bible. In the modern period,
Christians and Jews are typically called Kuffr, or infidels. In
countries under strict sharia, apostasy is a capital crime, and in the
minds of extremists like Osama bin Laden, infidels too deserve death.
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