“There is a simple reason we never read about jihadi attacks in Japan. There are no Muslims there. No Muslims, no terrorists.”
“What’s more, because the Japanese are proud of who and what they are, and because of their allegiance to their own cultural values, they are utterly unapologetic about their resistance to Islam. ‘The most interesting thing in Japan’s approach to Islam is the fact that the Japanese do not feel the need to apologize to Muslims for the negative way in which they relate to Islam.’” http://www.afa.net/the-stand/immigration/2016/01/japan-no-muslims-no-terrorists/#.VorIrHorXmk.facebook
This was an interesting article and worth consideration in many areas. However, the USA and Australia are places where people in the past have enjoyed religious freedom. Muslims should have that same liberty as well but when that liberty moves them to harm those who are not of their religion; then something MUST be done. What should be done? That is a hard question. However, it is certain one thing that should NOT be done is limiting the speech of non-Muslims! Another thing is NOT creating new laws to punish those who offend Muslims! Think about it, as a non-Muslim when was the last time you were offended by what someone said or did? Do you expect a law to be passed just because YOU were offended? No, for the Federal government has a responsibility to all of its citizens and NOT just Muslims to make sure they are physically safe from those who may disagree politically or religiously.
The entire Islamic community also has an obligation and responsibility to conform to a democratic society. Muslims need to understand and submit to the fact there is only ONE law of the land and that does NOT include any form of Sharia Law! This MUST be stressed and the government needs to understand this as well!
Islam and those holding to Islam may be a minority in the USA and Australia for now but this does not give them the right to laws being passed that punish others just because their “feelings” are hurt. Neither should Muslims have the liberty to riot just because someone has drawn a picture of Mohammad, made a film or written something derogatory about Islam!!
Japan’s handling of Islam may not be the way you or I would totally agree with BUT it must be admitted they do NOT have the Islamic problems the USA, Australia and Europe have!