Reading blogs this weekend, I noticed Peter's July 4 post linking to an article on two British schoolboys who were punished for refusing to pray to Allah during a class on religious studies.
It seems to me that for a great long while, British society has been bending over backward to be accommodating and politically correct toward its Muslim citizens. Of course, it's their country, but it's disturbing that they've learned nothing of the lessons of Muslim wag-the-dog Europe in recent years, including threats to cartoonists who depict der Prophet or the Muslim Parisien suburb where the police dare not go.
Well, you could have knocked me over with a feather when I read Sunday that Britain's Minister of International Development said that today's Muslims feel like "the Jews of Europe."
It's amazing that in the same news week where 12 year olds are being chastened for not praying to a deity in which they don't believe, Muslims are whining and likening themselves to the folks who were robbed of their worldly possessions down to and including the very fillings in their teeth and then marched into showers to be gassed to death.
Methinks they doth protest too much.
On a lighter note, someone I know has a Muslim Kuwaiti relative who married a Jewish girl some years back, both lovely kids. He told me about the wedding, and that the parties of the groom and of the bride faced off across the banquet hall for the reception. The bride's party proceeded to get soused as the groom's teetotaling family looked scornfully across the dance floor, which was teeming with the usual sort of revelry one expects to see at a wedding. He said it was surreal, and one of the most delightful things he'd ever seen. He said he kept waiting for the boil to burst and waves of bilious hostility to come lapping out, but things concluded peacefully, after all.
I saw the couple at a store about 2 months ago, and they look very happy.