Tonight, Fox News pundit Bill O’Reilly deplored President Obama’s policy on Islamic terrorism (About 90% of world terrorism is Islamic.). Well, that is Mr. O’Reilly’s job. Regardless, he is correct in saying that the Obama propaganda suggesting that Moslems’ mass murder is a result, not of Islam but of various nutcases, is both ineffective and dishonest.
It is true that most Moslems are not terrorists as it was true that most Germans were not Nazis, however in both instances, the people failed to oppose the extremists and so, tacitly supported them. And in the case of Islam, still do that.
Islam is as internally divided as Christianity, with Sunnis and Shia and others instead of Catholics, Protestants and others. But divided Christians have given up killing each other while Moslems continue. Nor do today’s Christians support killing non-Christians but Molems largely do, even when unwilling to do it themselves. (Remember the videos of dancing in the streets after the World Trade Center came down?)
Mr. O’Reilly said tonight that by addressing Moslem extremists apart from the religion, our President was dealing with symptoms while refusing to recognize the disease. Mr. O’Reilly is correct; extremist Jihad (terrorism) is a Moslem sickness and only Moslems will cure it … if that is their desire.We do not know what they will do; evidence to date does not support optimism. But it is unarguable that, if the mass of Moslems remain unwilling to put down their murderous fringe, it will at some point, require everyone else to address the source of the infection. The ultimate cost of such treatment seems incalculable, but that is reality.
Reinforcing Mr. O’Reilly’s concerns is President Obama’s Iranian policy. At this point, his negotiation with Iran has produced no sign of progress toward a nuclear halt, yet the President announced that should Congress tighten the economic sanctions against Iran, the President will veto the move. It appears that the President is accepting of or resigned to, a nuclear Iran that has repeatedly declared an intent to destroy Israel. And as Mr. O’Reilly observed, upon past and current support of terrorists, might well supply such groups with nukes.
We syympathize with the President; short of destroying the place, there seems little anyone can do to stop Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. Nor Saudi Arabia, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and others, either. But he needn’t extend an invitation. That only speeds things in the wrong direction.
The President, together with the other representatives of Western Civilization, should make it abundantly clear that Islamic terrorism is Islam’s responsibility and the Moslems of the world must deal with it. The West, after all is said and done, can only protect itself from such an infection by the ultimate destruction of Islamic civilization, if that were even possible.
Mr. O’Reilly was circumspect; he did not extend his remarks to that inevitable conclusion but in the cold logic of reality, it seems undeniable.
Judaism, Christianity and Islam today show evidence of existential issues and in each case, only they affected faith can deal with them. But the first two do not murder at large and applaud the result as presently does Islam. Its proponents, by accepting this, are sowing the wind and we will all reap the resulting whirlwind.