by Raymond Ibrahim
A lie conceals the truth. And ugly but hidden truths never have a chance of being acknowledged, addressed, and ameliorated.
Because of this simple truism, one of the greatest lies of our age — that violence committed in the name of Islam has nothing to do with Islam — has made an intrinsically weak Islam the scourge of the modern world, with no signs of relief on the horizon.
1) to ignore the generic but chronic everyday reports of Muslim violence against non-Muslims around the world;
2) to address only spectacular Muslim violence, which, because it is almost always committed by professional jihadi groups can be portrayed as a finite, temporal, localized problem: defeat that particular “terrorist group” and the problem vanishes.
By way of example, consider the Islamic targeting of Christian churches. Last month, after two Egyptian churches were bombed, leaving 51 worshippers dead, everyone was quick to point out that something called “ISIS” — which of course “has nothing to do with Islam” — was responsible.
On Easter Sunday, 2016, more than 3,000 miles away from Egypt, in Pakistan, approximately 70 Christians were killed in a bomb attack, also specifically targeting Easter celebrations. Then we were told that something called “Taliban” — also “nothing to do with Islam” — was responsible.
Meanwhile, some 3,000 miles west of Egypt, in Nigeria, Christians are also under attack. There, 11,500 Christians have been killed and 13,000 churches destroyed. According to the official narrative, something called “Boko Haram” is responsible. This is another group that habitually bombs churches during Christmas and Easter; another group that, we are told, “has nothing to do with Islam,” but rather is a finite, temporal, localized problem: defeat it, and the problem vanishes.
About 5,000 miles west of Nigeria, in the U.S., Americans were told that something called “al-Qaeda” attacked and killed 3,000 of their countrymen on 9/11; defeating that finite group would cease the terror. Its leader, Osama bin Laden, was reportedly killed, and victory loudly proclaimed — until, that is, an even more savage manifestation called the “Islamic State” came on the scene and went further than al-Qaeda could’ve ever dreamed.
The problem is not merely that the liars in media, government, and academia refuse to connect the dots and insist on treating each of the aforementioned groups as disparate, finite groups with different “political” or “territorial” motivations — none of which has anything to do with Islam. The greater issue is that regular Muslims who are not called “ISIS,” “Taliban,” “Boko Haram,” or “al-Qaeda,” commit similar acts — and much more frequently — though this is rarely mentioned by big media lest people begin to connect the dots.
Thus, although ISIS claimed the Egyptian church bombing before Easter, it is everyday Egyptian imams who “preach hatred and violence against Christians to the public over loudspeakers”; it is everyday Muslims who persecute Christians “every two or three days”; every day Muslims who riot and kill whenever a rumor surfaces that a church is going to be built, or that a Coptic kid “blasphemed” against Muhammad, or that a Christian man is dating a Muslim woman. In short, it is every day Muslims — not “ISIS” — who cause Egypt to be the 21st worst nation in the world in which to be Christian.
Similarly, though the Taliban claimed 2016’s Easter bombing, it is everyday Muslims who discriminate against, persecute, enslave, rape and murder Christians almost every day in Pakistan, making it the fourth worst nation in the world in which to be Christian. And though Boko Haram is always blamed for the more spectacular attacks on Christians and their churches, it is everyday Muslims, including the Muslim Fulani herdsmen, who make Nigeria the 12th worst nation in which to be Christian.
This is the real issue. While the media may name the terrorist groups responsible for especially spectacular attacks, few dare acknowledge that Muslims in general engage in similar acts of violence and intolerance against non-Muslims all around the world. Indeed, Muslims…
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