CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, March 23, 2015 – For all the apologists who continue to insist that Islam is a “religion of peace,” there is a glaring statistic that offers proof positive to the contrary. Of the fifty worst countries in the world for the persecution of Christians, 80 percent of them have a Muslim majority.
In an article titled “Truth is the new ‘Hate Speech,’” writer Ralph H. Sidway has a slightly different take on Islamic extremism, though his analysis contains much of the flavor this problem presents for the global community.
For those who adhere to President Obama’s mantra that “Isis is not Islam,” Sidway counters with the following observations:
“…suffice to say that each of these Muslim groups are striving to adhere to Islam in something approaching its purest form, and they proudly cite the Koran and the example of Muhammad as mandating their actions, including verses even some Westerners are beginning to recognize.
“After each Islamic atrocity, as if on cue, whole phalanxes of authority figures – from the President and Secretary of State and directors of our national security agencies, to media figures, professors and educators, entertainers, and even Christian leaders, bishops and priests — march out with their trite, patronizing statements defending Islam and claiming that ISIS and Boko Haram and the rest are distorting and even demonizing the ‘religion of peace.’ The sane person begins to feel he has somehow wound up in Bizarro World, where everything is backwards.”
A hallmark of the current administration − which is also an Islamic strategy and one which is a major contributor to the belief that the president is a Muslim in his heart − is the consistency with which the powers that be tell the American people not to believe what is plainly visible to them.
Sidway describes this tactic as “pathological denial,” which he regards as a form of insanity.
For those with even the slightest awareness of Barack Obama’s horrendous track record in the realm of foreign policy, Sidway reminds us that “the only person to serve jail time in the wake of the 9/11/12 attacks on the American diplomatic facility in Benghazi was a Coptic filmmaker in the United States, whose video ‘Innocence of Muslims’ was blamed by President Obama and then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for the ‘spontaneous protest’ which took the lives of four Americans.”
Regardless of whether an observer believes there was a cover-up meant to obscure what really happened in Benghazi, or whether this scandalous tragedy was due merely diplomatic incompetence; or even if there is some other bizarre explanation for the events that unfolded in our Libyan consulate, Sidway’s point is undeniably true. Yet, the American president and the West continue to stick their respective heads in the sand, attempting to make-do with off-the-wall excuses assuring both America and the world that nothing is as bad as it seems.
Instead, Benjamin Netanyahu is the bad guy, the latest target of this administration’s preferred tactic of demonization. Meanwhile, the world becomes an ever larger, and potentially more dangerously nuclear powder keg, while the metaphorical fuse gets increasingly shorter.
During his recent speech before the United Nations, President Obama’s exact words were, “The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.” If Mr. Obama was referring to terrorist organizations as so-called “slanderers,” then he has it all wrong. That’s because those are the very people who are following Muhammad to the letter of his teachings as recorded in the Koran.
As Easter approaches, consider the warning issued by Jesus to his apostles at the Last Supper, as recounted in the Gospel According to John. In Chapter 16, Verse 2, Christ says,
“Indeed, an hour is coming when those who kill you will think that by doing so they are offering worship to God.”
Can any rational person not see the relevance in that statement as it pertains to the grotesque manipulation of logic as perpetuated by global terrorism?
Given a choice between academic theoretical thinking and the acceptance of cold, hard reality, it is rational to assert that if our so-called intellectual elites cannot come up with better rationale for the obvious, there can be no other option than to choose the truth and damn the terrorist apologists who infest academia today.
Ralph Sidway puts it this way:
“Western leaders retreat ever deeper into their cocoon of jihad denial, even as they target ‘men of good sense’ who strive to warn and educate about the threat of Islam itself.”
As Will Rogers once said, “Diplomacy is the fine art of saying ‘Nice doggie’ until you can find a rock.”
The time has come to go rock hunting.
* Cartoon reprinted by permission, via arrangement with LegalInsurrection.com.
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.
Taylor is founder of The Magellan Travel Club (www.MagellanTravelClub.com)
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