The State Department has issued another milquetoast travel alert for Americans traveling abroad. The State Department warned that groups like ISIS, al-Qaeda and Boko Haram “continue to plan terrorist attacks in multiple regions,” possibly employing a variety of conventional and non-conventional weapons and tactics, targeting both official and private interests.
So, basically, the government is saying, “Yeah. We got no idea where, when, or how, but we’re pretty sure somebody wants to hurt Americans.”
Let me run this through the Carlos Cunha Common Sense Test.
Question #1: To which religion do ISIS, al-Qaeda, and Boko Haram claim adherence:
Question #2: Adherents of which religion have thrown homosexuals from buildings to their deaths, stoned women to death, and decapitated captured combatants in the past 24 months?
Question #3: Understanding that human trafficking takes place all over the world, which religion currently condones operating slave markets, taking young women slaves as war booty, and offers the opportunity to take their own slaves in the process of spreading their religion?
We could throw in a couple of bonus questions such as:
Name a religion practiced in the 21st century where the penalty for leaving the faith is death.
Name a religion practiced in the 21st century that advocate killing of non-believers.
Name a religion practiced in the 21st century whose central figure advocates murder, child marriage, and proselytization through conquest.
Is anyone besides me beginning to see a pattern?
I’m not saying that all Muslims are slavers, terrorists, or bad guys. However, I will say that it’s damn rare to find a Muslim who condemns his brethren for such activities, and those precious few are found almost exclusively in the United States, where they hold absolutely no sway over the billion and a half Muslims in the rest of the world.
Those who are willfully blind to the facts will point to Timothy McVeigh as a Christian terrorist, or at least, one with Christian roots. At various times, McVeigh described himself as a lapsed Catholic, agnostic, and science being his religion, which I think makes him Atheist.
Religiously speaking, the kid was all over the map, and at the time of the Oklahoma bombing, did not seem to be actually practicing any religion in particular. McVeigh’s beef was with the US government. He was motivated by a perception of government encroachment of rights and a general disregard of the Constitution.
I shudder to think what sort of operation Timothy McVeigh would have undertaken had he been walking around free when Barrack Obama was elected President.
But more importantly than a disillusioned kid whom history is on the verge of proving right, I’m still waiting for someone to identify one of those elusive “homegrown terrorists” who is specifically motivated by religious belief. Hell, I’d be satisfied with one that committed an act of terrorism this century.
More important than a specific actor’s motivation, there is the concept of competing theologies. A Christian who straps on a suicide vest and detonates himself in a crowded pubic venue is condemned by all other Christians. A Muslim who does the same thing is met with relatively little opprobrium. In fact, if the Pew Research Center data is any indication, three-quarters of all Muslims believe suicide bombings can “sometimes be justified.” The percentages range from about half of American Muslims to well over ninety percent in the usual suspects of Muslim countries.
If you pick four Muslims at random, three of them will believe Timothy McVeigh might have been justified blowing up the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, had it been in the name of jihad.
The Muslim world seems to have no problem sending us their homegrown troublemakers in the form of refugees from Somali, Syrian, Indonesian, and every other Saracen shithole. Ask the people of Minnesota whether turning the Twin Cities area into a Jihadi training center for out-of-work Somali pirates has made life better in the Gopher State.
If they’re not dumping their problem children off on us, then the only other plausible explanation is an active attempt to Islamify the United States, since they and the US government all swear up and down that none of them are economic refugees.
Considering the percentage of Muslims worldwide who think terrorism is “sometimes justified,” the belief that we are taking in only the peaceful Muslims who want to build American society is willfully ignorant, at best.
More likely, it is intentionally destructive and hostile to Christianity. Ask an Armenian, Greek, or another Balkan about Muslims herding Christians into churches and setting the building on fire, as part of official policy of the Muslim overlords.
Charles Martel, Charlemagne, and Vlad Țepeș are nothing less than saviors of Christendom and the Western world, as we know it.
Beyond history of people’s living memories, the cultural memories of Spaniards, Portuguese, and Romanians are replete with the institutionalized, crushing taxes on non-Muslims, stealing of children to man Muslim armies, and outright murder of Christians, Jews, and all other non-Muslims, with absolute impunity.
It will not be too many years before we long for the acts of terrorism on US soil when lone weirdos like Timothy McVeigh go off the deep end with a couple of buddies.
Events with death tolls like the World Trade Center coming down will be a common enough occurrence that we won’t even get a day off work for them. I doubt people will even bother lifting their heads from the prayer rugs at the mandatory morning prayers to watch the footage on television.