CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 6, 2017 – It’s 2017, and ’tis the season for resignations. Perhaps more than any other time in recent history, the high and mighty are dropping like flies in the world of media and politics.
Roger Ailes, Bill O’Reilly, Kathy Griffin, James Comey and even the seemingly bulletproof Bill Maher have felt the wrath of social indignation from a country that is fed up with crassness, brutality and failure.
Donald Trump continues to be hounded by dissatisfied Democrats who are screaming for his resignation, or better yet, impeachment. The world is ablaze with mass killings raining down on a daily basis, while in the U.S., we ignore the obvious because some of us, at least, are angry with the outcome of the November election and because this country has not been hit recently with a bona-fide terror attack of our own shores.
Robert Spencer, founder of “Jihad Watch,” along with Pamela Geller, has been banned from traveling to the United Kingdom. He claims that terrorism continues its gruesome rampage and the the West’s only response is an endless series of useless candlelight vigils. Spencer is calling for UK Prime Minister Theresa May to step down, saying that she is responsible for the most recent attacks on Great Britain.
Quoting May, Spencer writes that the prime minister claims Britain is “bound together” by opposition to
” …the single evil ideology of Islamist extremism that preaches hatred, sows division and promotes sectarianism. It is an ideology that claims our Western values of freedom, democracy and human rights are incompatible with the religion of Islam. It is an ideology that is a perversion of Islam and a perversion of the truth.”
Spencer counters, stating,
“Simply waving away the jihadis’ stated motivation by calling it a ‘perversion of Islam’ is a voluntary retreat from a fundamental rule of warfare, that one must know and understand one’s enemy in order to defeat him.”
The operative phrase is “understand one’s enemy.” Why is that such a difficult concept to grasp?
Is Theresa May the only “appeaser” in the European community? Certainly not. But the most recent attacks have taken place on British soil on her watch, and May has done nothing to prevent them or the future attacks that are sure to come sooner or later.
Instead, as Spencer points out, the PM has admitted people like “Syed Muzaffar Shah Qadri’s (whose) preaching of hatred and jihad violence was so hard-line that he was banned from preaching in Pakistan, but the UK welcomed him into Britain.” Yet Spencer and Geller are not allowed to enter the country.
Says Spencer, May has
“banned me from entering the country for the crime of saying: ‘(Islam) is a religion and is a belief system that mandates warfare against unbelievers.’ Yet that is a manifest and readily demonstrable fact. It was tantamount to banning me for saying that the earth orbits around the sun.”
Whatever happened the children’s story we all learned in school about George Washington never telling a lie? When did truth disappear from the dictionary in favor of political correctness and lies?
There is plenty of blame to go around. Some publications have reported that recently there were four additional terrorist attacks in Paris and environs amid all the turmoil in the UK. Supposedly the reasons they were not mentioned is because they were less consequential than the two in England. But the real reason was a government and media cover-up that would have an even greater impact on tourism in France than the already-reported terrorist attacks already have.
Spencer says May’s record has encouraged jihad “while discouraging and stigmatizing resistance to jihad.” That’s pretty much the same focus Barack Obama projected during his 8-year tenure in office along with other Western leaders who confused compassion for refugees from the Middle East with the invasion of their country by potential troublemakers.
The responsibility in Great Britain, however, lies squarely with Theresa May because she allowed terrorist acts to happen, opines Spencer. The problem is that when “enough should be enough” to make things more difficult for outsiders to wreak havoc, “enough is never enough” and the terror continues.
The West is at war with Islam. Not Islamic extremism or Islamic fundamentalists, but with Islam itself. The alarm bell has been ringing since at least 9/11 and considerably before. It’s time for Western Civilization to stop hitting the “snooze” button and wake up before it is too late.
About the Author: Bob Taylor is a veteran writer who has traveled throughout the world. Taylor was an award winning television producer/reporter/anchor before focusing on writing about international events, people and cultures around the globe.
Taylor is founder of The Magellan Travel Club (www.MagellanTravelClub.com)