Some time back, I became involved in an Indonesian sub-community [as longer-term readers will recall] and in the light of that experience, this statement in the Telegraph seems true enough:
Indonesia is the most populous Muslim country in the world and most Indonesians are generally seen as following a moderate interpretation of their religion. The country recently held peaceful presidential and parliamentary elections in which Islamist candidates did not do well.
The interesting thing is that I became involved, not with the moderates but with the hardliners and what they had to say about the corruption in today's society and so on seemed valid and logical. To get society back to a sort of sanity is what this blog has also been on about for a long time now.
There were only a few giveaways which showed that the other side - the intractable, kill all the infidels attitude - was lurking behind the 'love the people' stance but those couple of incidents were enough to sour me. Let's face it though, the majority of that country would not be motivated to bomb and batter people - that's the province of the religious nutter.
Or is it?
Quite frankly, we can't trust Them and there are enough cases on file to show how their agents provocateurs are in world troublespots they feel need destabilizing. Remember that 'execution' of the American hostages when the hooded figures couldn't even get the Koran right?
If you start down this path though, this line of thinking, then 911 and 7/7 also come into the spotlight. Also Diana. Diana has the most anomalies to it and no enquiry has addressed those yet.
Whatever the truth, there are sufficient Muslims, particularly youths, angered enough to hit out. The Palestinian rockets are sufficient proof of that. I'd like to read what the average Muslim has to say about these things and how he/she explains them away.
What is quite worrying is that our emotions are seemingly being 'directed' by means of outrages and by how the MSM hypes them up. Don't know about you but I don't like being played like a violin and so I've tended to look at something like these bombings and say - hang on a minute, let's be sure that it was actually Muslims who did this.
Meanwhile, people are continuing to die and to be maimed.