A few months back, a contributor to this blog expressed outrage at my refusal to challenge another contributor for calling for the torching of mosques. I considered this irresponsible, but not an act of such magnitude as to warrant a response. I saw this expression of an opinion as paling into insignificance against what was actually taking place in the world, and to which I did (and do) give my full attention. Today I am reminded of that little spat. There’s apparently been a spate of arson attacks on mosques in the US, “Four Mosques Have Burned In Seven Weeks — Leaving Many Muslims and Advocates Stunned” said one headline.
We’ve never seen four mosques burned within seven weeks of each other,
said Mark Potok, a senior fellow at the Southern Poverty Law Center. Really?
Fifty-seven mosques attacked in fifty-two weeks, with 365 deaths and 776 injuries thrown in. How’s that stack up?
It seems Muslim lives only matter if they’re murdered by non-Muslims. There’s a ring of familiarity to that.