In the past month the world witnessed two barbaric acts of terrorism in the name of Islam. Arid Uka shot and murdered two U.S. soldiers and seriously wounded two others at an airport in Frankfurt while shouting the all too familiar “Allahu Akbar.”
Oddly enough, the Obama administration was incapable of labeling this a terrorist act and chose to play its usual politically correct game by tiptoeing around the issue.
The President called it a “tragic incident” which was just another “isolated” case in a list that includes the Fort Hood shooting and failed Times Square and underwear bombings.
Why politicians continue to ignore the truth of Islam and the fact that it remains the one common variable in all these attacks is beyond explanation.
More recently a Jewish family in Israel was massacred. Rabbi Udi Fogel along with his wife Ruth and three of their small children including a 3-month-old baby girl were brutally stabbed by Palestinian terrorists. Thankfully, the terrorists missed three of their other children sleeping in an adjacent room.
Fogel and his family were murdered for no reason other than the fact that they were Jewish. This was a heinous crime without excuse. Despite these facts, the response from Palestinians in Gaza was utterly barbarous.
According to Ynetnews, “Gaza residents… hit the streets Saturday to celebrate the terror attack in the West Bank settlement of Itamar… [They] handed out candy and sweets.” One resident was reported as saying the joy “is a natural response to the harm settlers inflict on the Palestinian residents in the West Bank.” Joy over the murder of children is a natural response to settlements in the West Bank?
Enemies or not, there is nothing natural about celebrating the murder of innocent children, unless perhaps if you are a psychopath whose religion is nothing more than an overly-glorified death cult.
In order to extinguish any doubts about the feelings of Palestinians, Hamas Spokesperson Sami Abu Zuhri stated, “The report of five murdered Israelis is not enough punishment.” To civilized people, slaughtering children in cold blood is never justifiable, yet to these Islamic thugs Jewish children are considered of no more worth than monkeys or pigs.
It is this characterization that allows them to commit their crimes without the guilt. If Jews are nothing more than animals then killing them is not a problem.
After 9/11 President Bush went to a mosque and declared that Islam was a “religion of peace” and that these acts were not representative of most Muslims around the world.
It is true that only a very small percentage of Muslims ever actually commit any violence against the West, but many seem to either be neutral or passively approving of acts of aggression. This lie that Islam is a religion of peace crumbles every time the Arab world hits the streets and celebrates the murder of innocents. Violent Jihadism is not a fringe element of Islam, it is the mainstream.
Al-Jazeera, another one of those mainstream Arab news organizations we are all supposed to love and trust features Yusuf Qaradaw weekly, a man who promotes suicide bombings and attacks against non-believers on his show.
Additionally, we always hear about the masses of moderate Muslims, but where are they? Where are the outspoken Muslims groups actively seeking to root out their violent brethren?
The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) is all the time using its resources to combat what it terms “Islamophobia” or “anti-Islamic racism” but rather than fight the response, why not fight the cause?
Those who mistrust Islam and its adherents do so with reasonable cause. In the U.S., of the 128 terrorists indicted in the last two years, 126 of them were Muslim and the two remaining were working for Al Qaeda.
There is nothing wrong with refusing to respect Islam or any religion for that matter. CAIR and others attempt to frame any attack against Islam as bigotry and even racist, but there is nothing racial about an ideology.
It is as ridiculous as claiming that a rejection of Nazism in the 1930s and 40s were some sort of racist act towards Germans at that time. Islam has no right to demand the respect of non-believers merely for the fact that it is a religion; respect and tolerance must be earned and is also a two way street.
Until the streets of Gaza are filled with people condemning the senseless killings of innocent Israelis rather than promoting killers of children as war heroes, there can be no consolation.
As long as Islam remains a sadomasochistic religion of the vicious, peace is impossible. Islam needs to reform itself because the status quo is intolerable.