|This is what a useful idiot looks like|
It is a person who believes in the teachings of the Koran, the Islamic holy book, and that there is no god but Allah, and Mohammed is his messenger. That is what best describes a Muslim.
Salman Abedi, the Manchester terrorist who blew himself to bite-size bits in order to kill others, was described as a "devout" Muslim, a hafiz, in fact--which is someone who has completely memorized the Qur'an.
But Manchester mayor Andy Burnham thinking he's an imam--says that Abedi was not a Muslim.
What do you base that stupid assumption on, Andy?
Is it because Abedi's jihad, in which he committed mass murder, was un-Islamic since Islam is a Religion of Peace? In other words, when a Muslim commits an act of violent jihad, he loses the label of Muslim because you are so afraid of being called Islamophobic that you will deny Islam is involved. Thus, Islam is always seen as good and peaceful, no matter what is committed in its name.
Useful idiots like Andy Burnham don't have to hold any responsibility or knowledge of the goals of Islam and how jihadists attempt to realize those goals.
Of course Abedi was a Muslim. Yes, he was an extremely orthodox Muslim, but a Muslim nevertheless.
Speaking to Nick Ferrari on LBC, Burnham said, "The message that I would want to get over--and this is how the vast majority of people feel--this man was a terrorist, not a Muslim."
The terms are not mutually exclusive, but Burnham wants us to believe they are.
He goes on: "He does not represent the Muslim community. We've got to keep that distinction in mind all the time. This was an unspeakable act."
Yes--dare not speak about it--that's the ticket.
"The worst thing that can happen is that people use this to blame an entire community, the Muslim community."
When has this ever happened? Nobody ever blames the entire Muslim community, but those of us familiar with Islam are quite clear that jihad has everything to do with Islam.
"In my view," the useful idiot went on, "the man who committed this atrocity no more represents the Muslim community than the individual who murdered my friend Jo Cox represents the white, Christian community."
The Christian community doesn't kill people in the name of Jesus. The Muslim jihadist, not the community, kills in the name of Allah and in the name of Mohammed.
Burn a Bible and a Qur'an and see the difference in communities.
Politicians always seem to have a way to use moral equivalency with Christians every time a Muslim commits a violent act.
The politicians are the real cowards--not the Muslim lunatics who commit these violent acts in the name of their religion.