Over a week ago (since I didn’t finish this rant in a timely fashion), I attended the local March for Life in Dallas (where the original case was heard that would lead up to the infamous Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision. Of course, the predictably spineless Republicans in Congress failed to push a bill banning late-term abortions (otherwise known as infanticide).
Later that same day in nearby Garland, another demonstration occurred, a “Stand with the Prophet” rally of Muslims, against the urgent threat of “Islamophobia” to America and the world. (No, I didn’t make it to that one.)
Of course, the “Stand with the Prophet” march, and the counter-demonstration in favor of free speech, got all the media attention. And for good reason, because irrational fear of Islam (much like that other great phobia of our times, that of the homo variety) is an issue of far greater importance and urgency than the murder of millions of babies.
After all, the rising bloody tide of violence and hate of Islamophobia (so the event’s organizers inform us) is indeed horrific, and a threat to us all. I mean, just look at the recent murder and mayhem caused by Islamophobes in France, and earlier in Australia. Oh wait. . . .
You mean to tell me “Islamophobia” was not to blame, but rather the more fanatical practitioners of the “Religion of Peace”? You hateful bigot! Yes, just as they were responsible for the 9-11 attacks here in the U.S., countless other terrorist activity around the world, and the bloody savagery and aggression of ISIS. Not to mention the large-scale slaughter, rape, and enslavement of Christians by Muslims in Africa. (The media only pays attention when white people in affluent Western countries are victims.)
Atheists and other secularist types (as well as plenty of bleeding heart Christians) insist that such behavior is hardly unique to Islam, but happens just as often among members of all religions (especially Christianity), at least among conservative members who really seriously believe their own religion. Which explains all the suicide bombings by Traditionalist Catholics, and deadly hostage situations perpetuated by Orthodox Jews. Let’s not even get started on the global scourge of Amish violence.
The media just keeps quiet about these things because of its right-wing pro-Christian bias.
Suggest that Islam may in fact be responsible for a far greater share of the world’s violence, and you’re a racist bigot. (I’ve heard leftist types actually argue that Islam is in fact a race. Hey, they said it, not me.)
After the terrorist attacks in France, the world seems to at last be waking up to the reality of the ugly nature of Islamism, though it seems largely clueless as to how to deal with it. (I’ll let others debate whether Dear Leader should have marched with other world dignitaries in France or not. Yes, it was merely a probably ineffectual public gesture, and I’m sure he had important golfing to do.)
In any case, we’ve come a long way since the time of Obama’s first election, when the left assured us that Islamic terrorism was all Bush’s Fault, and would no doubt soon dissipate as our Dear Leader spread peace, luv, and hopeychange around the world.
Also, looking increasingly ridiculous are the various forms of unseemly “ecumenical” ass-kissing towards the so-called “religion of peace” which Catholics have engaged in since Vatican II. This nonsense has led to all sorts of confusion among the faithful, some believing (wrongly) that the Church actually endorses the religion of Mohammed, and many Catholics ardently defending the false religion against any and all criticism, or babbling pious poppycock about Islam being “another path to Jesus.” Of course, never mind the reality that Islam blatantly denies key Christian doctrines, including the divinity and crucifixion of Christ (according to Islam, Jesus was really a prophet who preached Islam, and prophets are invincible and cannot be put to death by their enemies), and was originally spread mainly by violent military conquest, much of the conquered lands being formerly Christian. (Most of the Middle East and North Africa was Christian, and the Muslims did not convert the people in those places through peaceful dialogue.)
In fact, Islam has been the greatest external enemy of Christendom through the bulk of its history. It deserves to be taken seriously, and ultimately, the only end to the Islamic threat will come through conversion to Christ. This won’t be done, however, by singing Kumbya and pretending we really all believe the same thing, which will accomplish absolutely nothing. Muslims know better than that, and the first step to any progress is to acknowledge the truth.