This is what victory looks like

Via Dean comes Muslims & Christians In Iraq Join to Renounce Violence!

This isn’t some big parade or some big protest (though those would be useful, too). This is something that is probably even more meaningful:

thisiswhatvictorylookslike.jpg

Iraqi Muslim women join other Iraqi Christians during Sunday mass at a Roman Catholic church in Baghdad September 17, 2006. Iraq’s government called on Muslims on Saturday not to attack the country’s small Christian minority in response to remarks by Pope Benedict that have angered Muslims. REUTERS/Mahmoud Raouf Mahmoud (IRAQ)

When (if?) this becomes the norm instead of the exception it will be lights out for the bad guys.

(Considering the source, let’s just hope those Christians aren’t photoshopped in there…)

Comments

  1. When (if?) this becomes the norm instead of the exception it will be lights out for the bad guys.’ Unfortunately, it won’t happen in the rest of the Middle East. The dictators those nations want their people to be hateful of Christians, Jews, and the West in general. If people weren’t distracted by religious and racial resentment, they might realize whose fault it really is that they live in a shithole of a country.

  2. Post a picture of Christian folks in a Mosque showing the same respect, and you’ll have the picture of the beginning of the end of the evil that’s haunting our world. (By ‘haunting’, I mean blowing up via car bomb and suicide belt.)

  3. KTLA: You are right that it goes both ways. I’d respectfully submit that in the current struggle of Extremist Muslim against the Civilized World, it is up to the Muslims to make the first moves toward peace. Without encouragement and pressure from the larger Muslim world, it doesn’t matter how many of the militant extremists we kill. They’ll keep coming. We cannot hope to defeat them (or any other militant extremists) militarily on the scale required for meaningful peace. We can only try to hold the line. It’s up to them.

  4. This reminds me of a quote by Seneca: ‘Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.’