War and death continue to envelop those who oppose the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. Artillery, air strikes and tanks are pounding the city of Aleppo without cease and without mercy for those trapped within its confines. A rocket from a plane hit a line of people waiting to get some bread and the toll of death is at least 40. Yesterday, across Syria at least 200 died. In Aleppo people are without electricity or water or food, but the battle rages.
I find most distressing the absence of any protest from Muslims throughout the region or world. In America, hundreds of clergy marched with Martin Luther King to protest oppression, but there are no signs of a similar movement on the part of imams. Of course, if someone printed a cartoon that annoyed these men, the streets would be crowded with angry protesters.