And now for something completely different: A group of Muslims in Norway is organizing a protective ring around Oslo's synagogue following Sabbath services this weekend. The effort is a reaction to the shootings in Copenhagen, according to Hajrad Arshad, 17, one of the seven organizers of the "Fredens Ring" (Friendship Ring) (Ring of Peace).Facebook page for Fredens Ring
This is what I have been advocating - Muslims standing up for civilized behavior and acting to thwart possible terrorism by those of their faith who take the Koran literally.
I hope this is the start of the end of the Islam as a political force. Likely, though, it's going to result in a bunch of dead Muslims because they dared to go against the terrorist's interpretation of the Koran.
There are about 1000 Jews in Norway - and 200,000 Muslims, almost all immigrants.
The "Fredens Ring" effort is thus not only a gesture toward Oslo's Jewish community, but perhaps also a message intended for some fellow Norwegian Muslims. "Islam is about protecting our brothers and sisters, regardless of which religion they belong to," it says on the Facebook page (according to a translation here). "Islam is about rising above hate and never sinking to the same level as the haters. Islam is about defending each other."I have to wonder, though, if this is either very naive, idealistic Muslims speaking, or some staged event to reinforce the "not all Muslims are violent" meme...
Lying (Taqiyya and Kitman)