Islam may claim to be the religion of peace, but its followers don't really have a stellar track record of getting along with members of other faiths.
An Israeli soldier died on Thursday of injuries from a Palestinian suicide bombing in central Israel, raising the death toll from Tuesday's attack to five, hospital officials said.Or Christians:
Angry mobs in the mainly Muslim city 600 kilometres (375 miles) northwest of Lagos burnt Christian churches and rampaged through the streets stabbing, bludgeoning and burning bystanders to death.Or Hindus:
Six men thought to be Islamic militants Tuesday stormed a disputed temple complex that is the main flash point for Hindu-Muslim tensions in India, triggering a gun battle with police in which five of the attackers died, authorities said. The sixth man apparently blew himself up.Or Buddhists:
Suspected Islamic militants beheaded a policeman in Thailand's restive Muslim south, officials said on Wednesday, the tenth decapitation in more than 18 months of unrest but the first such attack on police.Or even other kinds of Muslims:
Iraq's most powerful Shia cleric has condemned the wave of violence in the country as a "genocidal war" and demanded that the Iraqi government do more to protect its Shia people against Sunni insurgents.Now (via BoingBoing), the BBC reports that we can add to that list Malaysia's little-known Sky Kingdom sect and its giant teapot:
Arsonists have attacked the base of a small inter-faith sect in Malaysia called the Sky Kingdom.It should be clear by now that militant Muslims aren't just targeting Jews, or Americans, or, indeed, people of any particular nationality or faith.
The sect is noted for building a giant teapot to symbolise its belief in the healing purity of water, and is accused of luring Muslims away from Islam.
A lawyer for the sect, Haris Mohamad Ibrahim, said that about 30 armed men dressed in Arab robes had attacked the commune with Molotov cocktails.
They're targeting everyone.