I don’t know what it will take to get people to wake up to this. Seriously, I’m at a loss. Attack after attack by the Religion of Peace™ and people want to continue to preach tolerance and love. In the Bible Jesus may have said to love your enemies, and turn the other cheek, but screw that. I’m not a Christian, your argument is invalid. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me 30,874 times since 9/11/2001, get fucked. I’ve been trying to put together a series on the doctrine of Islam that was at least somewhat nuanced and respectful. You can read the introduction here but it’s getting really hard to defend any aspect of this vile religion. Stuff your hashtags and gets your panties ready to be bunched because there’s nothing positive that’s about to be said here.
I can’t say I’m surprised at all about any of this. Not the attack, not that it was done by an Islamic “extremist”, and not anyone’s reaction to it. It’s just so God damned depressing. Every fucking time this this happens there is more concern about the feelings of Muslims than the actual victims of the crime. I don’t know how you end up with such twisted logic, but it happens every single time. Let’s allow innocent men, women, and children to be repeatedly blown up, raped, and otherwise murdered or defiled in the name of tolerance. Main stream “news” outlets don’t even want to report it. It is the definition of insanity.
Coming in with their typical #NotAllMuslims knee-jerks were many media outlets including The Independent:
It was followed by some brilliant responses:
I’ll allow one bit of understanding to The Independent’s statement; people do need to continue to live their lives. You shouldn’t be afraid to go to a concert because of some bad people. But tell that to the families of the victims, it’s much easier said than done. Rational people understand ‘carry on as before’ as a continuing to allow radicals to trickle across the borders, keep ignoring the glaring problem staring you in the face. I guarantee people will think twice the next time they go to purchase tickets to see their favorite band. I’m sorry but ‘being nice’ is clearly not the way to fix this.
I don’t know what the end solution is, I only know we NEED to be honest about the problem. Denying that this is anything to do with Islam is burying your head in sand while simultaneously shoving it up your ass. Worrying about a backlash against “moderate muslims'” feelings more than actual victims is nothing short of retarded. Yet that is exactly what happens again and again.
The problem we face is not that you specifically are likely to be killed by an Islamic terrorist. The odds of being killed are very low, especially if you don’t hang out in big crowds in major cities. It’s not being killed that is the biggest problem, though. It is that everywhere Muslims come to power, freedom ceases to exist. You live under Muslim rule or be slaughtered mercilessly. It is the shocking reports of rape and sexual assault by middle eastern immigrants. It is that the religious teachings of Islam not only allow but encourage abuse of wives and children. It’s the definition of patriarchal society that the left so desperately wants to believe still exists in the US. But since they are slightly darker skinned people, we can’t judge them without being labeled racist, xenophobe, and all the usual bullshit. It’s that after 30,000+ attacks, the root cause continues to be ignored. At what point would our politicians say we’ve had enough? Will 50,000 be enough? 100,000? I suspect not. Let’s continue to blame it on climate change. And the fact is, it is not a tiny minority of people that want these things. Even if they’re not performing attacks, they aren’t going to try to stop it. Many even support these practices:
All of this is to say that we need to call out atrocities as they happen and continue to happen. When these atrocities occur repeatedly in the name of one particular faith, we need to address that problem. We cannot shift the blame to those who do choose to speak up. That is not to say we need to treat people with disrespect because they wear a hijab or other religious garments. That is of course wrong. We do not need to bar entry to people based on religious beliefs. We are better than that. We do NOT need to accept these things as normal and continue to be cowed by a fear of islamophobia. A phobia is defined as an irrational fear of something, and there are many legitimate threats within the ideology of Islam. While the left is worried about “normalizing” Donald Trump, a much better idea is to not normalize religious extremists. Religions in general are toxic and often lead to corruption and control. Taking Islam to the letter leads to exactly the kind of extremism we see today. You might be tempted to make a similar case against Christianity, but it is a false equivalency. Both have their faults, but one is clearly much worse. We will never get anywhere by ignoring the source of these attacks.
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