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Saturday, November 28, 2015


A cranky opinion for


The following is the opinion of a cranky old man with little knowledge of the subject opined.  Opposing views are welcome but will be ignored.  As always, please no name calling, that means you, you big stupid-head!

There is a common criticism toward Muslims with respect to the terrorist acts that Al Qaeda, ISIS and other groups commit using the Muslim religion to legitimatize their despicable acts.  The criticism is the loud silence from the Muslim community.              

Although there have been some Muslim leaders who disavow terrorist acts and condemn them, overwhelmingly there has been silence.  The silence is understandable given the brutality of the terrorists. I suspect there has been a very reasonable fear in the Muslim community of horrible retribution to anyone that speaks against the terrorists.

The silence seems to be changing.  Muslims are beginning to speak out against the terrorists.  I believe the ripple of criticism from the Muslim community will crescendo into a tidal wave of criticism and anger against the terrorists that are trying to hijack Islam.

These Islamic terrorists use fear and intimidation to force their perverted ideology on the world.  Fear and intimidation is very effective until what people are feeling and experiencing is as frightening as what they fear.  At that point even the timid fight back.

I believe we are seeing the start of that fight back.  Voices are being raised; the #Notinmyname Facebook and Twitter campaign is gathering steam.  As the number of voices being raised against Islamic terrorists increases exponentially, terrorist intimidation will decrease, terrorist recruitment and indoctrinating will diminish, and we will see defections in the terrorist camps.

It will be slow in the beginning, but if true Muslims continue to stand up for their faith, the terrorists will be defeated.  In fact it is the only way this perversion will truly be eradicated.  Bombs and bullets can snuff out infernos, but it will take the voices of true Muslims to stamp out all the embers.

The preceding was the opinion of a cranky old man and not necessarily that of management…Mrs. Cranky.


  1. I hope things work out as you say, the small voices will gather momentum and defeat the ISIS purpose, so defeating them.
    And sooner rather than later.

  2. Since the beginning of these horrors, Arabic newspapers in Middle Easterns countries have published articles decrying the violence weekly, sometimes daily. These articles have been ignored by the Western press while that same press decried the "silence" of non-terrorist Muslims. They've not been as silent as many of us have been led to believe, and now they are crying out in ways the Western press cannot ignore and so keep away from our awareness.

  3. I hope you're right. I hope they speak up loud and often. I don't know if any of those who have already drank the ISIS Kool Aid will see the light and repent, but if their replacement jihadist stream can be reigned in, that will be a significant victory.

  4. Everything seems to be in such a dilemma. I can see that trying to blend Muslims and Christians would not be harmonious living. Latin speaking people, yes, our cultures are very similar. I can't directly comment on your question as I've never read or heard what the muslims think of extremist.

  5. I hope you are right Cranky. I truly do.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

  6. Be careful, Joe--you're making sense again!!

  7. Yes, what messymimi said... And I do think it's great that the Muslim outrage against terrorism in the name of religion is getting louder and/or that we are just hearing it better now.

    I've read somewhere that "everyday, peaceful Muslims" haven't been as vocal about voicing their opposition because they were concerned that this would 1) draw attention to them and 2) somehow put them in the same category with the terrorists and confirm they actually have something in common with them. I can understand this to some extent...after all, when Susan Smith drove her kids into that lake in South Carolina, I didn't speak up on behalf of all white mothers.

    ...if true Muslims continue to stand up for their faith, the terrorists will be defeated. <-- Yes, I hope your are right about this!

  8. I agree with you completely. This can't be a war against Islam, which would be a war we couldn't win. ISIS is killing Muslims more than anyone else and they need to become far more active in fighting terrorists using religion for their own nefarious purposes.

  9. ISIS and it's off-shoots aren't even following Islam. It's not even religion. It's just lunacy, hatred and ignorance.