It’s never about Islam

By Klaus Rohrich 

Don’t you just love it when our leaders maintain that Islamist extremism has nothing to do with Islam and the terrorist act du jour is just a deranged ‘lone wolf’ acting on his own? We see this on an almost weekly basis, as these so-called lone wolf killers target soldiers, cops, housewives and coffee shop patrons, indiscriminately slaughtering in the most savage and heinous ways possible.

Shootings, beheadings, vehicular homicides, bombs, knives, axes and free-flowing blood of innocents; but it has nothing to do with Islam.

I’m beginning to wonder whether our leaders are logically challenged or if something more sinister is at play. It’s not like these guys are flying in under the radar. Most are well known to the authorities and have been quite up front about their proclivities. Yet, few are stopped before they indiscriminately kill innocents.

“Sheikh” Haron was well known to Australian police and was out on bail on some fairly serious charges. But had the authorities behaved proactively and rescinded his “refugee” status following his hate speech to the families of Australian soldiers who were killed in action in Iraq, or his sexual assaults or his charge of accessory to the murder of his ex-wife, it might have damaged the conceit of, you know, multiculturalism, that blind-faith tenet now so popular among Western politicians.

Tony Abbot, Barack Obama, Francoise Hollande, Angela Merkel; all are singing the same psalm from the multicultural hymnal.

“Let’s not jump to conclusions,” we are cautioned, even as the perpetrator of the latest beheading is identified as a bearded guy with the name of Mohammed.

Call me Islamophobic: Something fishy about a religion whose adherents are so insistent that their religion stands for peace, that they’re prepared to kill you if you question it?

Of all the world's religions, Islam is the most  demanding of respect while doing the least to earn it.
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Of all the world’s religions, Islam is the most
demanding of respect while doing the least to earn it.

Call me Islamophobic, but don’t you think there’s something fishy about a religion whose adherents are so insistent that their religion stands for peace, that they’re prepared to kill you if you question it? And I’m not the only one. Currently there is a groundswell of pushback throughout Western nations, as more and more citizens question the concept of multiculturalism in general and the wisdom of allowing immigration from nations where religious fanaticism results in internecine strife.

Our leaders, on the other hand, are tsk-tsking about these illiberal thoughts. On the weekend,  Germany’s Angela Merkel chided participants in an anti-multiculturalism demonstration by saying, “there is freedom of assembly in Germany, but there is no place here for incitement and lies about people who come to us from other countries.”

So, what exactly are the lies? Is it a lie that radical Islamists call for the killing of all Jews? Is it a lie that “honor killings” mostly happen in Islamic families? Is it a lie that Islamist terrorists blew up the World Trade Center and killed nearly 3,000 people? Is it a lie that Islamists blew up the London Tube or a train in Madrid?

What’s more, most mainstream media reinforce the conceit that multiculturalism is a quaint and harmless way to outsource your population growth by claiming that “right-wing fanatics” organized the demonstrations. Der Spiegel magazine even went so far as to quote a police source as saying there were some known neo-Nazis among the demonstrators.

I’m sure there were, but I’m also sure that there were some Catholics, some Jews and a couple of Shriners among the demonstrators as well. So what?

It seems that Western politicians are at odds with their own voters, as more and more common people are questioning the wisdom of indiscriminately open borders. Political correctness isn’t something that can easily be legislated in a democracy. At some point voters will draw the line by electing leaders who hear what the people have to say. It’s a fair warning that all should take to heart.

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