It's All the Rage: Islam and the Culture of Outrage
By Hugh MacKenzie
November 21, 2010
Our Lady of Perpetual Outrage? Well...not really -- the reason in this case being that you can't really imagine the Virgin Mary outraged, let alone perpetually so. Perpetually Sorrowful...Perpetually Supportive...Perpetually Interceding...
But outraged? Probably not.
Hower, there is one world faith that fits that mode very well: Muslims seem to always be outraged about one thing or another. Perpetual outrage describes their state of mind to a tee. (Thanks to Michelle Malkin for the phrase.)
The "Arab street" always seems to be in a furor over some perceived atrocity committed by the West. Burning effigies, stomping and burning flags of various nations, waving swords, Korans, signs...chanting "death to __________"...it's as if the whole victimology thing has infected a third of the world's population and has been ramped up and wrapped in a religious/moral package. So what's beneath the wrappings? What's the source and reason for so much hatred, vitriol, and rage?
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