“There is none as blind as those who will not see. The most deluded people are those who chose to ignore what they already know.”
According to what I could find during my two-minute Internet research session, the above saying is an old English proverb first attributed to Sir John Hayward in 1546. But the sentiments expressed could easily be applied to President Barak Obama and many other political leaders as well as media commentators when it comes to what some refer to as “radical Islam,” which is an extremely oppressive and violent version of one of the world’s largest religions. Enough Muslims subscribe to it that they are wreaking havoc around the world. What happened in Paris this week was the latest example with 12 people murdered. They worked at a newspaper that was known for taking satirical shots at religion and religious figures including making fun of Islam.
What happened on 9/11, in Boston, at Fort Hood and in recent weeks in Canada, in Australia and now in France is called jihad. It is a teaching within Islam that says Muslims are commanded by Allah to engage in violence against the “infidel.” It is very plain to read in the Koran. The jihadists, as was the case in Paris, are proud of their actions. They will tell the world straight up why they are doing what they are doing. Yet political leaders and many in the media who subscribe to political correctness continue to “ignore what they already know.”
It would be like a judge asking a bank robber why he robbed the bank, and him saying to the judge: “I robbed the bank for money.” And then the judge looks back and him and says: “No, seriously. Did you have a bad childhood? Tell me the real reason you robbed the bank...”
Now if you are going to engage in mocking Islam publicly, as this newspaper did, you need to be prepared to live in fear of being killed by those who believe it pleases Allah to defend their religion. Most major media outlets around the world have conceded this reality and decided to stick with mocking Jesus Christ and Christianity instead. Much, much safer physically and certainly more acceptable within Western intellectual circles. Christians write letters and call you on the phone when they are offended. At worst they might boycott your publication. Muslims, like the ones in Paris, bomb your building or cut off your head.
One of the largest news agencies in the world, the BBC, said they intentionally practice a double-standard when it comes to Islam and Christianity. BBC director-general Mark Thompson said Christianity is treated with far less sensitivity at his company than other religions because it is ‘pretty broad shouldered’.
Translated: Christians can take it, Muslims can’t. So we leave them alone.
There are many verses in the Koran that instruct Muslims to commit acts of violence against non-Muslims in order to please Allah. This is why these people do what they do. They are not “crazy” in the sense that they have a mental illness. They are perfectly functional, intelligent individuals. They just believe the Koran when it says that Muslims who fight for Allah (literally) here on earth will be rewarded by Allah. Why the politically correct crowd will not acknowledge the obvious is really bizarre, especially since most PC subscribers are highly educated people. And everyone knows that all Muslims are not terrorists. But everyone also knows that almost all acts of terrorism today are committed by practicing Muslims. This practice of pretending you don’t know (or perhaps not wanting to know) from where these jihadists get their motivation and ideology is really quite foolish and silly.