Yes, I know that to be true, TT, however, and it is likely American-controlled anti-Islam propaganda, but we seem to hear of major Imams and other top Muslim figures endorsing acts that to any sane human being are barbaric.<quoted text>
People say it all the time that this is allowed and that is allowed. They just say it in some feeble attempt to support their case. It doesn't make it true. No where in the entire Quran does it allow or encourage one to kill anyone who disgraces him, and no where in the actions of Muhammed is that found either. Where is your proof that others have praised him? And do you want each of us to publicly denounced this man? I haven't even heard of him before.
That is the most ridiculous thing that westerners expect from Muslims. They expect all 1.5 billion of us to forever be standing up and publicly denouncing every single Muslim criminal in the world. And if we don't do that, then you simply believe what the criminal has to say about Islam.
We have our own lives to lead. We can't be going on marches every time some criminal commits a crime. No society in the world does that. We do not expect the entire U.S. to go on marches and publicly denounce everytime some American commits a crime. So why do you expect that from us?
I suspect that the Muslim man who murdered his wife and daughter in Canada, would not be known in the world, because Canada does not get much coverage in world press, because we are a small population of people.
This man, though, and the others involved, including those who were killed, would have passed within a few hundred metres of where I live (my building can be seen from the highway they would have been on - they were murdered in the city where my son lived for 9 years while getting his medical degree and then doing 5 years of internship), as they allegedly had traveled in two vehicles to Niagara Falls, and on the return trip, the women in the one car were murdered and their car pushed into a canal, where someone discovered it not too many hours after, although the killers had returned to their home in another city.
I don't expect every Muslim to speak out, as naturally the majority would never hear these stories, but it would be nice if some major Muslims, at least in the country where that happened, had made some major denouncement of the actions of these people.
It really doesn't matter to me what Allah or the Quran state, because I don't believe in either of them anyway, but I am aware that there are a lot of Muslims in the world, and they are becoming increasingly in support of some of the atrocities committed by the few idiots. I do understand, though, that is partly due to the heavy handed way the USA responds to the atrocities.
My wife and I share one plot (of 30) in a community garden in our city, of which the majority of the people using that garden are Muslims, and those we have chatted with are very nice people. I don't have any issues with Muslims other than the whole concept and what Islam is doing to the world. I could say the same about what Christianity is doing, but I would have to be going back a century or two, because Christianity is rapidly declining and it is not overtly doing anything, other than the stupid pronouncements of the Popes (who I have no respect or tolerance for at all).