Yesterday, Bolt posted a piece about the Boko Haram kidnappings in which he inferred that the underlying problem was Islam itself.
I responded with this comment which was published:
More fearmongering nonsense.
The issue is not Islam. The vast majority of the worlds Muslims do not support Boko Haram or any other group that goes around murdering or kidnapping civilians.
Boko Haram are nothing more than criminal thugs as are the Christian Lords Resistance Army and the Ku Klux Klan.
Boko Haram does not represent anyone – certainly not Islam – anymore than the Lords Resistance Army or the Ku Klux Klan represent Christians.
This Boko Haram incident is just another opportunity for Islamophobes to demonise all Muslims.
Bolt’s Bloggies were quick to respond with varying degrees of venom but the jist of most of the eleven responses to my comment was that, if the vast majority of the world’s Muslims do not support Boko Haram, then where are the Islamic world’s denunciations of the kidnappings?
Clearly, these Islamophobic nutjobs are incapable of performing a basic Google search to find out if there had been any denunciations because typing in ‘muslims denounce boko’ would have provided all the denunciations from the Islamic world that would have been more than enough to change the tune of all but the most diehard of Islamophobic nutjobs.