By Don Feder – BarbWire guest columnist
Savages go on a shooting spree at the offices of a satirical magazine. While they’re murdering journalists, the killers shout:
- Hail Mary full of grace…
- John 14:6
- Shema Yisrael
- Allahu akbar
A captive is beheaded by:
- The Salvation Army
- The Book of the Month Club
- The National Geographic
- The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)
In Europe, demonstrators carrying signs calling for “Death to the Jews” and proclaiming “Hitler was right!” are:
- Octogenarian Nazis
- Members of the Church of Scientology
- Representatives of Jimmy Dean Pork Sausages
Someone who plants a shrapnel-packed bomb near the finish line of a marathon is likely to belong to:
- an Ashram
- a Reform synagogue
- a Masonic Lodge
- a Mosque
You’ll probably get death threats if you:
- Produce something called “Piss Christ”
- Make a movie that presents Moses as a psycho
- Call Tea Party members terrorists
- Do or say anything which shows Mohammed in an unflattering light
The response to the latest Religion of Peace atrocity – the attack on a humor magazine in Paris that left 12 dead, 17 wounded — was craven, inane and utterly predictable.
French President Francois Hollande called the murders by jihadists shouting “God is great” and “The Prophet has been avenged,” “barbaric” and (going way out on a limb) “without a doubt an act of terrorism.” He did not specify the type of terrorism – eco-terrorism, narco- terrorism, Basque terrorism? This is unsurprising, as the socialist president was elected with the support of 93% of French Moslems.
Germany’s Interior Minister, Tomas de Maziere, took a baby step further, calling the Paris slaughter the work of “extremist Islamism, Islamic terrorism,” which “is something quite different from Islam.” If you don’t believe him, just ask the leaders of the largest mosque in Madrid or the central mosque in the German city of Bremen. Oh, I forgot, you can’t. Both centers of devotion were closed by police in 2014 for spreading ISIL propaganda or recruiting fighters for Iraq and Syria.
“They have no respect for anybody else’s life,” huffed former DNC Chairman Howard Dean. “That’s not what the Koran says.” While I’m reluctant to take issue with such an eminent Islamic scholar as Dean, what most definitely the Koran says is, “Slay them (unbelievers) wherever you come upon them.” “When you meet unbelievers, smite their necks.”
Secretary of State John Kerry sneered at the concept of a “clash of civilizations.” Rather, the mass murder in Paris was symptomatic of the “larger confrontation” between “civilization itself and those who are opposed to a civilized world.” But what is civilization – democracy, tolerance, human rights? Islam favors these?
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told a CNN interviewer that “this is an act of violence that we certainly condemn” and “if it proves to be an act of terrorism” then that would be condemned too. However, according to this administration, terrorism can only be committed by a certified terrorist group, specifically ISIL or al-Qaeda. Anything else is violent (just ask the 12 bodies in the Paris morgue), but clearly not terrorism.
The president of the United States, now into his sixth year of denying of reality, refused to use the terms “Islamic terrorism,” “Islamic extremism” or Islamic-anything-that-isn’t-nice.” “Our thoughts and prayers” are with the French people, Obama said. He “strongly condemns the horrific shooting.”
At least he didn’t call it workplace violence (the designation for the Ft. Hood massacre) or attribute the murders to an obscure Internet video, as he did the Benghazi butchery.
In his UN address this year, perhaps he’ll declare, “The future must not belong to those who publish satirical cartoons about Islam’s prophet.”
In 2012, maintaining the fiction that an anti-Islam video sparked the murders of our ambassador to Libya and three others, the president bravely proclaimed before the representatives of 49 Moslem countries, “The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam” – as if this was an imminent danger. It’s more likely that Harvard will be taken over by creationists and global warming skeptics.
The problem with the establishment’s Hans-Christian-Andersen version of Islam is that most in the Moslem world who believe in Islam, have spent their lives studying Islam, and live Islam deny it emphatically – be they the imams of Mecca’s Grand Mosque, the mullahs who run Iran, the Moslem Brotherhood (in the business of promoting Islam since 1928), or the scholars of Cairo’s Al-Azhar University (the Vatican of Islam), not to mention the Koran itself.
In a December 28 speech at Al-Azhar, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi took a stern tone with the assembled clerics: “I say and I repeat again that we are in need of a religious revolution before Allah. The entire world … is waiting for your next move…because this ummah (worldwide Moslem community) is being torn, it is being destroyed, it is being lost – and it is being lost by our own hands.” But he’s only the president of the largest Moslem country in the Middle East, so what does he know?
Islam is preparing our resting place. Western elites are carrying the coffin.
Don Feder is a former Boston Herald writer who is now a political/communications consultant. He also maintains his own website, DonFeder.com.
First published at American Thinker
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