|Amsterdam Airport: Flight MH17 Memorial (Photo credit: romanboed)|
Now, another Malaysian Airline goes down, this time flight MH17 over the Ukraine, shot down by Russian separatists. Again, Islam is to blame. In this case, the pilot recklessly flew over a war zone thousands of miles from Malaysia, one in which just days earlier Ukrainian aircraft were shot down, including a cargo plane. But the Muslim Malaysian pilot of MH17 clearly followed the pervasive belief in the Muslim world that what happens is "Inch Allah," --because Allah wills it. In other words, there was nothing humans could do to stop it; the people on the plane were destined to die that day, or so the Islamic thinking goes.
Of course, not every Malaysian who is nominally Muslim accepts this, particularly after the fact. Many will deny it consciously, but accept it subconsciously. This directly leads to the complacency about lack of safety and unnecessary deaths in Muslim countries, at least when their is no one else to blame. But this time there is--Russia. Notice how long it took Malaysian Airlines to come clean about its jihadist pilot, but how quick the airlines and Malaysians in general are to pin blame on Russia and Putin for this latest aviation crime? Methinks Malaysians need to bring their imams to criminal court first before they blame a distant country engaged in a civil war -- which wasn't bothering Malaysia in the least -- before the pilot of flight MH17 gambled with a plane full of passenger's lives, perhaps because most Muslims don't much care about mostly Dutch "infidel" travelers -- many of whom were working to cure AIDS -- anyway.