Tuesday, November 17, 2015

What's it going to take?

If a debate among Democrat presidential candidates occurs on a Saturday evening during college football season, did it really even occur?

Apparently some in the news media tuned in to the latest Dem debate, particularly the panel on Monday's installment of the MSNBC program Morning Joe. Among the items discussed was the reluctance of candidates Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Malley to even utter the phrase "radical Islam" despite what had occurred in Paris, France a little more than 24 hours earlier.

I don't believe Faisal Saeed Al Mutar was inspired specifically by Saturday's debate ineptitude but a recent Facebook post of his certainly digs at the proverbial bleeding hearts.

It must be incredibly frustrating as an Islamic terrorist not to have your views and motives taken seriously by the societies you terrorize, even after you have explicitly and repeatedly stated them. Even worse, those on the regressive left, in their endless capacity for masochism and self-loathing, have attempted to shift blame inwardly on themselves, denying the terrorists even the satisfaction of claiming responsibility.

It's like a bad Monty Python sketch:

"We did this because our holy texts exhort us to to do it."

"No you didn't."

"Wait, what? Yes we did..."

"No, this has nothing to do with religion. You guys are just using religion as a front for social and geopolitical reasons."

"WHAT!? Did you even read our official statement? We give explicit Quranic justification. This is jihad, a holy crusade against pagans, blasphemers, and disbelievers."

"No, this is definitely not a Muslim thing. You guys are not true Muslims, and you defame a great religion by saying so."

"Huh!? Who are you to tell us we're not true Muslims!? Islam is literally at the core of everything we do, and we have implemented the truest most literal and honest interpretation of its founding texts. It is our very reason for being."

"Nope. We created you. We installed a social and economic system that alienates and disenfranchises you, and that's why you did this. We're sorry."

"What? Why are you apologizing? We just slaughtered you mercilessly in the streets. We targeted unwitting civilians - disenfranchisement doesn't even enter into it!"

"Listen, it's our fault. We don't blame you for feeling unwelcome and lashing out."

"Seriously, stop taking credit for this! We worked really hard to pull this off, and we're not going to let you take it away from us."

"No, we nourished your extremism. We accept full blame."

"OMG, how many people do we have to kill around here to finally get our message across?"

While the post is mostly tongue in cheek, there are elements of hard hitting truth. That final sentence is especially salient. What more has to happen? I pray it doesn't have to be another 9/11 type event.


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