As bad, as evil, as abhorrent, brutal and senseless as Muslim terror attacks are, there are several things that are worse, believe it or not.
What could possibly be worse?
Here are a few things that are worse than a terror attack by a Muslim motivated by Islamic doctrine in the manner practiced and encouraged by Muhammad and egged on by todays’ Islamic leadership:
1) Claims that terror by Muslims is not Islamic:
Media and others claiming that such attacks are not Islamic is abhorrent because it enables even more attacks by deflecting from the root cause. There are many dozens of passages from Islamic texts that promote such acts. Muslim doctrine encourages it and has for 1,400 years. This is nothing new for Islam.
2) Claims that only a tiny minority of Muslims support violent jihad:
When “experts” suggest it is a tiny minority of Muslims who practice “radical Islam” check your “crap detector.” There is no “radical Islam.” It is Islam. Islam is radical. There is no “non-radical” Islam. Jihadists my be “devout” practitioners of Islam. They may be practicing the “orthodox” or “fundamentalist” version of Islam. But know this: They are practicing Islam in the manner that Muhammad, whom they consider the most perfect human being, practiced and promoted Islam. So whether you believe that a “mere” 5% of the 1.6 billion Muslim are devout enough to wage jihad, or some larger percentage, it is not a tiny minority. And be aware that a significant portion of the other 80 or 95% of Muslims who are not currently observed as being violent terrorists likely support the 5 or 20% in some fashion: politically, legally, financially, socially, or logistically – passively or actively. That is why Muslim criticism of such attacks is so tepid and defensive.
3) Cries of concern of “backlash” or “Islamophobia” after an Islam-inspired attack:
When politicians and newscasters express as much or more concern about “Islamophobia” or anti-Muslim “backlash” than about the actual terror attack, a sanity check is required. For some strange reason, such backlash seldom occurs. Such concern panders to the Muslim attackers and promotes Dhimmitude among non-Muslims. In fact outrage is way overdue. Action to stem the teaching of Islamic hateful and violent doctrine that permeates that ideology is long overdue. Backlash: While it’s been non-existent, it, too, is way overdue. The “backlash” needs to be undertaken by the media, the politicians, our government, our educational institutions and police and intelligence agencies and our military.
4) Media reliance on opinions of like-minded Muslims after a Muslim commits mayhem:
When the media interviews Muslim organizations like CAIR, neighbors, friends, mosque leaders of the jihadi be prepared to hear their taqiyya-inspired lies. See something – say nothing. That’s what Muslims do. They lie. They practice their well-honed skill set of deception and deflect any blame from Islam, Muslims, their mosque, neighbors or relatives. It’s all a great deception and the media buys into it and give it undue credibility.
5) Claims that it was just a random act by an angry or crazy person:
When law enforcement claims that the jihadi was a lone wolf and was just angry or upset or crazy, understand that political correctness and avoiding offending Muslims is a higher priority than public safety and truth. Or this: “We have no idea what motivated him to do that” when the terrorist says Allahu Akbar, affirms he was Muslim, has ties to a local mosque, and carried out his attack to honor Allah. That declaration of ignorance of the Muslim motive is political correctness in the extreme.
6) Claims that various types of non-Muslim actions provoked the attack:
Apologists for Islam often blame the infidel for provoking their violent jihadi behavior. Muslims will say “We do what we do because you insulted Allah”. Or “because you meddle in the Middle East.” These are excuses to justify carrying out their 1,400 year mandate of hate of the infidel and Muhammad’s example to terrorize and conquer non-Islamic lands.
7) Claims the attack was a “false flag”:
Conspiracy theorist claims that a terror attack by a Muslim in the name of Allah was a “false flag” or “inside job” for some “global world order” ignores reality. The true source and motivation of the terror is ignored and makes it more difficult to confront the cause effectively. This, like all the above misdirects, shows an unhelpful ignorance of Islam, its history, doctrine and present day motivation and objectives.
8) Claims that “Islam is a Religion of Peace”:
This is the mother lode of all disingenuous statements made in defense of Islam. “Islam is a religion of peace” is a PR pitch to confuse the infidel and delay understanding of what is really going on. And it works. Such claims could not be further from reality - enough to make any sane man crazy.
Why are each of the above common responses to a Muslim jihad attack worse than an actual attack? Because they invite many more attacks of the same nature or worse. They show our ignorance of Islam, its history and its doctrine. They exhibit our lack of resolve to counter the vile and violent ideology that fosters this uncivilized, barbaric behavior.
Each one of these responses to jihad attacks need to be considered as an attack on reason and truth and as detrimental to overcoming the violent nature of Islam as the attacks themselves. They each invite more attacks and increased boldness of Islam-inspired terror.