The culture of the Middle East is strange to say the least. It makes me wonder if we can ever understand, much less coexist with these wild and crazy guys. Some loony in Florida burns a Qur’an and the offended form a mob to riot, burn and kill their own people. Some stupid cartoonist makes fun of the Prophet and gets on a hit list for his trouble. A daughter dares to step out of line and her own father commits an “honor killing.” How do you solve a problem like Sharia?
Then there are the constant videos of men riding 36 to a small pickup (“ute” in Australia) firing their weapons into the air in defiance of the law of gravity, namely: what goes up must come down. James Foley, a war correspondent and New Hampshire native who was captured in Libya wrote in one dispatch, “On several occasions, young fighters have killed their own and injured others while firing into the air in celebration, overwhelming an already overwhelmed central hospital in Benghazi.” Perhaps you’ve seen the news report interviewing a young man with a head wound from those pesky bullets that keep returning from whence they came.
How many Middle Easterners have been killed by their own bombs and bullets as opposed to outside forces? We hate Jews and Westerners so what can we do? I know, let’s blow up a mosque, market, café or whatever! Excuse me, but among the many senseless acts of mankind, does that make any sense at all?
I don’t think so either.