Are American liberals EVER going to tire of their cherished mainstream news outlets sticking up for Islam in the hours after one of these deranged Muslims blows himself and others into kingdom come? Even if you are a bleeding-heart Democrat who thinks we should live in one big tent of harmony, singing songs of kumbaya, don’t you ever get SICK of listening to these idiot pundits defend this “religion of peace” immediately after one of its followers commits mass murder? Would you ever tolerate this kind of apologia if the perpetrators of these attacks were Christian terrorists?
There were lots of Islam-defenders in the media this week, but let’s just look at the New York Times editorial board to get a taste of the insanity. The day after an ISIS-affiliated terrorist killed 22 people (and injuring more than a hundred others) at an Ariana Grande concert in England, the Old Gray Lady had this to say about the bloodbath:
In Britain, as in the rest of Europe and in the United States, it is critical that immigrants, especially Muslims, are not stigmatized. As Richard Barrett, former director of global counterterrorism operations at MI6, Britain’s foreign intelligence agency, said, “engaging the community and letting the community inform us” is one way “to understand why people do this” and to prevent future attacks.
Understanding is critical. The quickest way for open societies to lose the freedoms they enjoy and the Islamic State seeks to destroy would be to whip up divisive ethnic, racist and religious hatreds. But there will be those who try. The Daily Telegraph columnist Allison Pearson tweeted on Tuesday: “We need a State of Emergency as France has. We need internment of thousands of terror suspects now to protect our children.” Then there was the unbelievably vile tweet by Katie Hopkins, a British commentator: “We need a final solution.” She later changed “final” to “true” in a new tweet after her original was widely condemned.
Okay, so it’s never a great idea to use Nazi terminology, but how can the editors use the term “unbelievably vile” to describe a tweet when we just had 22 people – many of them children – blown to bits by a radical Islamist? And frankly, Hopkins is a damn sight closer to reality than the New York Times, which continues to mistakenly believe that if the West is just a little bit more open and accepting to Islam, these things will stop happening.
Furthermore, the media – and the Times is the flagship – has been trading in “divisive ethnic, racist, and religious hatreds” for a long time. Except when the target of those hatreds are white Christians, it’s just fine. It only becomes a freedom-destroying problem when the targets are black, Muslim, Hispanic, or gay. Then it’s horrific. Then it’s the end of the world as we know it.
Nah, sorry, it doesn’t work like that. And by putting your head in the sand every time one of these horrifying attacks happens, you’re just making things worse.