CHARLOTTE, NC, September 22, 2015 – Just before the media frenzy over an imaginary story resulting from a comment by Ben Carson about having a Muslim president, Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch wrote a great sarcasm-filled column to remind us about what we have learned since 9/11/01.
Mainstream journalists are on another of their convoluted “holier than thou” rants which is primarily aimed at discrediting any or all of the Republican presidential candidates by using feigned outrage toward Carson rather than focusing upon legitimate foreign and domestic issues.
Elsewhere, Spencer demonstrated the true context of Islamic thinking in a scathing article in which he wrote, “Fourteen years have gone by, and what have we learned?
“Almost immediately, we learned that Islam was a religion of peace. We learned that, despite the explicit statements of the 9/11 hijackers and plotters explaining and justifying their actions by reference to the Qur’an and Muhammad’s example, those hijackers and plotters were not actually motivated by Islamic texts and teachings, which are entirely benign and, indeed, beneficial for mankind.”
Sound familiar? It should. Barack Obama has been espousing those beliefs throughout his presidency and still the media has the gall to jump on Ben Carson for stating the truth.
“We have learned that anyone who thought that jihadis’ statements invoking Islamic texts and teachings to justify their actions…was an intrinsically bigoted action,” continued Spencer.
What about the multitude of recent “racial” incidents involving police and black victims or the controversy over whether the Confederate flag is a racist symbol? More than any other region of the country, the south took a punch to the stomach during those controversies.
“We have learned that those who thought that some effort should be made to ensure that the Islamic texts that the jihadis invoked were not being taught in American mosques were nativists following in the footsteps of the Know-Nothings, the Ku Klux Klan, and Deep South lynch mobs.”
Just to clarify his recollections, which the media seems to have conveniently forgotten, Spencer added several other poignant examples of precisely what the current Islamist invasion has created.
“We have learned that it was racist to be too concerned about jihad terror plotting and activity,” wrote Spencer.
One of Obama’s favorite lessons for the American people is, according to Robert Spencer, that “We have learned that if we can set aside our bigotry and racism, we will face a glorious multicultural future in which Muslims will significantly enrich our nation, as they have throughout its history.
“We have learned that Islam has been responsible for the best discoveries and scientific innovations in history, and no care need to taken to determine whether or not Muslim immigrants are members of jihad groups, as such groups are only a tiny minority of extremists.”
Check your history books and see how many contributions Muslims have made to scientific discovery that have enhanced our contemporary world. The list is minimal unless you count pressure cooker bombs, advanced beheading techniques, suicide vests and ISIS to mention a few.
But Spencer was not finished as he focused upon another of Barack Obama’s diplomatic miracles.
“We have learned that if we simply give Muslim communities a sufficient amount of money and economic opportunity, and adjust our foreign policy to eliminate the aspects of it that target Muslims, the jihad will melt away.”
And, just so the liberal media will not feel left out, Spencer mentions their skewed perspectives about religion by saying,
“We have learned that the threat of “right-wing extremists” is a far greater threat than that of the global jihad, even though “right-wing extremists” have no ideology, goal, global network, financing, terror training camps, or recruitment infrastructure.”
Add in an oxymoron for good measure as Spencer rounds out his list,
“We have learned that when Islamic jihadis threaten us with death for doing or saying things that they say offend them, we should immediately stop doing and saying those things. To do otherwise would be needlessly provoking the jihadis, such that the ensuing jihad murders would be entirely the victims’ fault.”
And finally, in summation Spencer reminds that Muhammad Atta told the passengers on 9/11 to “Stay quiet and you’ll be okay.”
“That has become the motto of the United States,” adds Robert Spencer, “and (it) may well be its epitaph.”
Perhaps the media should reconsider some of its analysis after all. Better yet, the press should offer Ben Carson an apology while they are dismounting their “high horse.”
Bob Taylor has been traveling the world for more than 30 years as a writer and award winning television producer focusing on international events, people and cultures around the globe.
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