I find this attitude doubly offensive, both as a tautological argument, (The only true religion is on this napkin and I know this to be true because it says so right here on this napkin) offensive enough on its own, but as a ‘blame the victim for his suffering’ argument as well. A governor of a state has the innate savagery to say that the discrimination against this islamic minority group would disappear (by the more orthodox and classical muslims) if they, the group were to just disappear.
We however can draw a valuable lesson from this article below.
That even if we all convert to islam right now and start doing bearded yoga five times a day and driving cabs, it will never, ever stop the bloodshed. That as islam requires an enemy as the only sure fire way into mohamed’s after-life beer and sky-brothel is to kill an unbeliever, when they run out of us, they will go after those who are thought to be not the genuine article.
These people will lay the earth to waste.
This picture taken on April 9, 2013 shows cleric of the Ahmadiyah Islamic sect, Rahmat Rahmadijaya, speaking through a door during an AFP interview at Al Misbah mosque in Bekasi. A group of minority Ahmadiyah Muslims in Indonesia have been holed up in a mosque since authorities shuttered it earlier this month, in a stand-off that starkly illustrates the growing religious intolerance sweeping the country. (AFP Photo/Adek Berry)
Just days after hard-line Islamic group members tore down the homes of an Ahmadiyah community in his province, West Java Governor Ahmad Heryawan said violence against the beleaguered minority group would stop if the religion disappeared.
“Of course we want religious tolerance to go properly but the Ahmadiyah have committed a violation by spreading a deviant belief. The problem will disappear if the belief disappears,” Ahmad told Indonesian news portal Kompas.com on Tuesday.
Early on Saturday morning, a mob of 400 hard-liners attacked an Ahmadiyah community in Sukamaju village, Singaparna district, leaving dozens of houses in shambles. Some 60 police officers guarding the village were outnumbered and rendered powerless against the assailants.