This nation is a prime example of people who don't give a **** about most things. Our streets should have been filled with protesters for the last eight years or so based upon the actions of our leaders. But those protests were relatively few. And nobody took up arms to stop these horrible events from unraveling. Why?
Because we were galvanized by events and guided by the media...hanging on every word coming out of the White House. We had motivation to fill the streets in support of our nation when we were attacked. But when we were doing the attacking...which much of the world condemned...we really didn't get all that wrapped around the axle.
Do you know what the people in say Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Iraq, Iran, etc. are fed via the media? Do you know what it is they hear and read on a regular basis regarding the west?
Most of the outside world doesn't really give a **** about us, they care about themselves. And they view us as nosy westerners at best, and militaristic war mongers at worst. Do you really think that Muslims around the world are going to be moved to put out the energy necessary to protest the actions of a small number of their kind when we in the west refuse to even be rational or logical in our reaction to the few Muslims causing all the trouble?
The populace of the Middle East has a right to protest against the U.S. We've earned our lumps after what we've done in Iraq and for the historical mess we've made of things there (along with Europe). But the argument that "well they don't do anything about those murderous Islamists, they don't protest against them, therefore they're bad" simply doesn't fly.
Our own intelligence agencies and U.S. military couldn't manage to sniff out a so called radical Islamist who was allegedly preaching jihad in an open forum from within their own ranks.
Islamic terrorist organizations don't put out signage on their headquarters. They hide, they're careful. Because not all Muslims want them there. They don't want to turned into the Americans or to their own nations authorities. So they hide. They don't advertise in the local paper. Keeping in mind they are generally very well armed and at least somewhat trained in how to use their weapons, what do you really expect a bunch of peace loving, unarmed Muslims to do? Line up fifty abreast and charge the Terrorist K-Mart?
Not all Muslims want to die for their cause, especially the peace loving ones. Why don't all mothers and fathers regularly take up arms and kill the gang members who've infested their neighborhood and ruined it with drug sales and gang violence? Why don't the Mexican citizens rise up against the drug cartels who make their streets run red with blood?