Killing? Not so much.
The 2015 attack in Paris at the Bataclan Theater was, as ISIS put it, a place "where hundreds of pagans gathered for a concert of prostitution and vice." Islamic scholars support the notion that Islam forbids "sinful" music of the West. Music is sinful because it leads to dancing and singing, which is sinful because, well, because it just is.
Killing people who are sinful is not sinful--it has the Allah Seal of Approval and it gets you brownie points for getting into heaven to pass "Go" and collect 72 virgins.
So, with music being such a terrible thing for super religious Muslims, you can see why the Ariana Grande concert was targeted by ISIS on May 22 in Manchester. In fact, last September, U.S. Department of Homeland Security warned that concerts are being targeted by Muslim orthodox jihadists, as well as sporting events and outdoor gatherings to ensure mass casualties.
The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the Manchester suicide bombing. The bomb contained screws and bolts to increase the carnage, which killed 22 people, including children and adults and injured 59, some of whom are in critical condition.
Politicians in the EU and US expressed "shock" and "grief" at the predictable outcome of their policies which rarely affect them, but certainly leave the rest of us more vulnerable so that they can be politically correct.
"Our thoughts and hearts go out to the victims and their families," they say, while expressing shock once more.
President of the European Council Donald Tusk went to Twitter to say: "My heart is in Manchester this night. Our thoughts are with the victims." Yes, his heart may be in Manchester, but his head is up in his nether regions.
Another favorite political idiot, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she was watching the developments in Manchester "with grief and horror" and found the attacks "incomprehensible." You see, idiots can't understand how what they're doing has an outcome such as Manchester's.
Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbin: "terrible incident."Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said his citizens were "shocked by the news of the horrific attack in Manchester tonight."Leader of the British Liberal Democrats Tim Farron condemned the "shocking and horrific" attack.British Home Secretary Amber Rudd called it a "tragic incident."Why are we shocked and surprised? This happens all the time now--after losing almost 3,000 souls from 9/11 in 2001, we had the 2004 Madrid train bombings, which killed almost 200 and wounded 2,000; the July 2005 London transit system attack killing 56 people and wounding 700.
More recently we had the 2015 Paris attacks where 130 innocent people were killed by ISIS and 400 were wounded. Brussels airport and metro station were attacked in March 2016 and 31 people were killed with 300 wounded; then in Nice, France, 76 adults and 10 children were killed and over 200 wounded; the December 2016 Berlin attack killed 12 and wounded 50 others; the past March in Westminster, three people were killed and over 20 were wounded; and April in Stockholm 5 were killed, including an 11-year-old girl.
And that's only the ones that are reported, not including the attacks in Israel and in other parts of the world.
It is pure bull for our political leaders to say they are shocked and surprised at jihadist terrorism. It's happening everywhere and regularly.
We don't even hear about the individual attacks, like the 66-year-old Jewish woman in Paris who was tortured and stabbed by a Muslim man as he shouted "Allahu Akbar!" then tossed her out of the window to her death.
The reason he killed her? The Koran tells Muslims to kill Jews and calls them 'apes.' He was simply following his religious convictions.
And saying that "more Muslims are killed by other Muslims" isn't going to cut it anymore. We don't care. Muslims who are killed by other Muslims are killed because the killers don't see them as legitimate Muslims, just like they see the rest of us infidels as worthy of the sword.
Is it really okay for any religion to think of itself as superior to all others and commit blasphemy regarding them?
Why is it hate speech to utter a gay or lesbian slur, but the Islamic scripture prescribes death to gays and lesbians--yet it's hate speech to burn a Koran?
After the Westminster Bridge attack in the UK, targeting the Houses of Parliament, British Prime Minister Theresa May said that "It is wrong to describe this as Islamic terrorism. It is Islamist terrorism and the perversion of a great faith."
I dare her to show us where the 'perversion' of this 'great faith' lies. It is not perversion--it is orthodoxy, and that is the real problem.
Is it a perversion for grown men, perhaps men in their forties or older, to marry girls age nine or ten? Their prophet married Ayisha when she was six and consummated the marriage when she was nine. Islam says there is no finer example to take in life than that of Mohammed.
Islam has a big problem with itself and it must change if there's going to be peace in the world.
But of more pressing importance is that we need to get rid of politicians who refuse to put aside political correctness for the fear of being called Islamophobic. A phobia is an irrational fear. Islamophobia is, therefore, an oxymoron.
The biggest danger to the West isn't ISIS or radical Islam, per se, it is our leaders who refuse to acknowledge the clash of civilizations Islam creates.
And all the candlelight vigils, all the flowers and teddy bears, is not going to change what their jihad intends to do--create a world caliphate where everyone worships Allah, the pagan moon god.
They have a plan; it is not a mindless violent one.