On Christmas Eve no less.
MOGADISHU, Somalia - Ethiopia sent fighter jets into Somalia and bombed several towns Sunday in a dramatic attack on Somalia's powerful Islamic movement, and Ethiopia's prime minister said his country had been "forced to enter a war.
Yet another war involving Muslims, who seem to fighting just about everybody else on the planet. I must admit, I don't get Islam. It's called the religion of peace, yet members of this religion are involved in war, destruction, and terrorism all over the planet.
I don't get the cultural baggage either. They cover women head to toe to stop men from being tempted. If men are tempted to sin, it is the fault of the woman. The clothing is horrendous, just look at this swimsuit for an example, you might as well wear a full suit of clothing. Or how about the veil? Why is it objectionable for a Muslim women to show her face if public security is at stake?
I don't write about Islam much. It is not a factor in my life. But lets call a spade a spade. Islam carries some heavy cultural baggage, most of it harkens back to the dark ages. What we see in the media is fundamentalism mixed with a desire for power and an absolute certainty that they hold the moral high ground. Of course, they are wrong. And I mean wrong in the absolute sense. Wrong as in evil, wrong as in counter the the greater good.
My new years resolution - learn more about the Islam and post my thoughts here along side their America brothers - the fundies.