Is ‘Tolerance’ Becoming a Deadly Political/Cultural Trap?

In recent news, Abercrombie & Fitch is changing its ‘look policy’ to allow hijabs, and the University of Regina in Canada is adding Muslim footbaths to the tune of $35,000. While by themselves these changes may not be noteworthy, when added to the long list of continuous changes in laws and policies to forcefully accommodate Islam in the Western world as has already been done in the Middle East and much of the Orient, Europe and Africa, they are worth a second look.
There is a continual push to bring Sharia law into our courts and the Muslim religion into our schools and daily life. You don’t see such changes being made for Buddhists, Hindus, Jews, Shintoists or other faiths.
Meanwhile, a mall is under attack in Kenya, a British solder was recently beheaded in England, three were killed and 183 injured at the 2013 Boston Marathon, and just this week 81 people were killed and 120 wounded in an Islamic suicide bombing at a Protestant church in northwest Pakistan. One year ago on the anniversary of the 2001 September 11 attacks, Islamist militants killed four–including American Ambassador Christopher Stevens–and wounded seven in the Benghazi U.S. Consulate attack. Wikipedia has an eye-opening PARTIAL list of escalating Islamic terrorism attacks from 1970 through May 2013 at
A cross-government working group on anti-Muslim hatred in Great Britain recently complained about the “constant negative media coverage on Islam…shaping people’s views,” but the group seems to overlook the fact that the reason there is “constant negative media coverage” is because there are constant negative terrorist attacks by Muslims around the globe. Apparently the media is not supposed to notice the murders, suicide bombings, beheadings, sieges, and other atrocities, or the fact that while Muslims are free to practice Islam in the U.K. and the U.S., Christians, Jews and other faiths are tortured, imprisoned, and killed for practicing their faith in Muslim countries.
Note to the cross-government working group on anti-Muslim hatred in Great Britain–It’s not the media that’s making you look bad.
While Muslims and other groups deserve tolerance, Islamists appear to be implementing the same game plan used by other political activists–demand tolerance while changing laws to give them preferential treatment, then denying tolerance to others, and using the word “phobic” if anyone dares to point out the double standard.
Christians are called to love, but not necessarily to tolerate. How much are we as a nation and as people of faith tying our own hands by continuing to accommodate, appease, tolerate and turn a blind eye?
Proverbs 17:15 ESV
He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns the righteous are both alike an abomination to the Lord.


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