The West is Islam's Protector, not Enemy
By Richard Bruce PhC in Econ from University of California, Davis
The horrible slaughter of 50 Muslims in New Zealand has predictably resulted in demands for the suppression of free communication in Western democracies.
Muslims should remember that there are many who wish to ban the Bible and the Koran as being filled with hate speech. The definition of hate speech rapidly grows to anyone who disagrees with me speech.
But beyond that consider what has happened and is still happening in countries without free speech.
China has imprisoned two million Uyghurs in reeducation camps, currently about a million Uyghurs are in the camps. This is out of a population of a little more than eleven million.
The Chinese have attempted to coerce the Uyghers to break Muslim rules by pressuring them to drink, smoke, and renounce their Muslim faith. Torture and execution have been used in some cases.
Muslim governments have remained largely silent, the West has spoken out in defense of the Uyghers.
Previously the Chinese had a program of condemning Uyghurs to death so they could harvest their organs for transplant. Later they switched from Uyghurs to the Buddhist practitioners of Fong Gong. A commission that included a Canadian cabinet minister estimated that 3 million were killed. Their report is called Bloody Harvest.
Going farther back the NAZIS planned to kill everyone who was not German, with exceptions made for Scandinavians and possibly other northern Europeans. Almost all Muslims would have been exterminated if the Western democracies and their allies had not won World War 2.
The Soviets wanted to destroy all religions including Islam.
The Western free democracies have been and continue to be the strong right arm of Allah's providence to protect Islam and Muslims.
In addition to this Western agricultural science has allowed farmers to grow the extra food that feeds the rapidly expanding population of Muslims. Western agricultural science has been the generous hand of Allah's providence to feed Muslims.
I have written elsewhere about Islams generally unacknowledged service to the West. Both civilizations are far from perfect but both owe each other a debt of gratitude.
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