You likely live in a vacuum if you have not heard of the violence erupting across the Middle East. Much of the violence has been attributed to a video which depicts Islam in a comical, disrespectful light. I have had a few people email me and ask me to comment on the situation – so here it goes:
I have watched the video and it is extremely disrespectful towards Muslims and Islam. I have been friends with Muslims and in my experience they are just like you in me – except they worship in a different way. They had no desire to kill the “infidel” and never stoned any of their women. When you here about that, that is radical Islam. The video is ridiculous and I can understand why anyone of the faith would be upset by it. If the same was done of Jesus depicting him as a pedophile and imbecile – Christians would be upset as well.
Here is the difference in my opinion: We wouldn’t March into the local Libyan or Egyptian consulate and kill people. I have no problem with protests. That is freedom of speech. But these people are getting carried away…..over a video? I question that it is really all over a video. Possibly the anniversary 9-11? Maybe the radicals needed something to do. You know what? I really doesn’t matter. As you and I sit in our offices, our living rooms, on our farms – there’s nothing we can do about what is happening thousands of miles away. I’ll tell you what really irritates me is the billions of US tax dollars that many of these same countries receive. That should stop.
But….you know what else? There is something we can do here. We can prepare. We can get ready just in case the violence somehow spills over to effect us. Could the intensity of potential terrorist attacks be influenced by what is happening? Sure. Could the violence create an increased determination for someone to let loose a chemical or biological weapon within our borders. Yes, I believe so. Could this increased determination lead to an EMP attack or dirty bomb? I doubt the radical groups need any additional excuses to carry out such a plot but recent events certainly does not lessen the chances.
So – like the politicians like to say…..be “vigilant”. Stock up on food. Prepare your water supplies. Practice shooting and store plenty of ammo….and live your life and value your friends and family.
Take care all –
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