Robin Williams used to have a joke he used routinely. It was something about wearing pants so tight, “I can tell what religion you are.” Okay, it’s a joke about circumcision. Pretty funny? Sure. But I’ve got a better one. “Man goes ape-shit and kills and injures a whole bunch of innocent people in shooting rampage. I can tell what religion you are!” This one’s not so funny, maybe. Maybe it wouldn’t work in the comedy clubs, but it would resonate with a lot of people who aren’t infected with the cataracts of political correctness. I picked up a copy of USA Today last night, and on the front page, this headline: Top Brass warn against anti-Muslim backlash. Isn’t this all they do nowadays? Is anyone noticing that authorities are constantly having to “warn against anti-Muslim backlash” because Muslims are always murdering folk. What a great religion. Maybe in a couple years we’ll stop saying “went postal” and start saying “went Muslim.” In most cases, though, that might literally be true. Islam is a fast growing religion. That’s bad news, because it is a supremely hateful, oppressive, intolerant, backward, and violent ideology, and we’ve seen its fruits too many times around the world.
I sure hope the top brass, whoever they are, do a good job curbing any anti-Muslim backlash. I guess they have, since, according to USA Today, no “angry phone calls” have “turned into action.” Well, yeah. Muslims should thank Allah the phone-callers weren’t Muslim or things might have been different. Janet Napolitano made sure to insist that “[the mass murderer Hasan] was an individual who does not represent the Muslim faith.” Do you buy this? I used to buy that line. But now, I don’t think so. I think I’ve grown a little more awake than to believe that dribble anymore. No, I think Nidal Malik Hasan was more likely a very good Muslim. A faithful Muslim. A Muslim little Muslim boys want to grow up to be just like. According to Muslims, I’m right, too. Muslim Imam al-Awlaki, who used to lead a mosque in Virginia which Hasan attended, said,
“Nidal Hassan is a hero. He is a man of conscience who could not bear living the contradiction of being a Muslim and serving in an army that is fighting against his own people. This is a contradiction that many Muslims brush aside and just pretend that it doesn’t exist. Any decent Muslim cannot live, understanding properly his duties towards his Creator and his fellow Muslims, and yet serve as a US soldier. The US is leading the war against terrorism which in reality is a war against Islam.”
Note carefully that al-Awlaki equates a war on terrorism with a war on Islam. For him, at least, terrorist acts are an integral part of Islamic living. Any campaign to stop them is a campaign against the faith itself. And I believe him. He goes on to talk about “the heroic act of brother Nidal.” Great. For politicians, then, Hasan’s actions are not normative of Muslim behavior. But according actual Islamic leadership, they are. Who is the real authority on Islam? What does Janet Napolitano know about the Muslim faith? I have enough respect for the religion to take its practitioners on higher authority regarding it than those outside the faith, especially some white politician, or those in a position in which they have to say Islam is a peaceful religion no matter what they really believe. I hate all false religion because it keeps people from Christ. But I have a special place of hatred deep in my heart for Islam. I’ve got to hand it to Muslims, no other religion compares to Islam’s barbarity, incivility, or level of violent enforcement. Way to go, guys. You really do take after Mohammad!
This was not a very nice post. But I reserve the right to use my blog to express these things so that I don’t have to in real life.