“There is none so blind as those who will not see. The most deluded people are those who choose 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 (c.1560-1627). But the sentiment expressed can easily be applied to President Barack 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 recently was yet another example with the murder of 12 people who worked at Charlie Hebdo, a French weekly magazine noted for its satirical shots at religion and religious figures, including Islam. About the same time, a group called Boko Haram (which means People Committed to the Prophet’s Teachings for Propagation and Jihad) targeted Christians in Nigeria, killing over 2,000.
Similar assaults in New York City on 9/11, in Boston, at Fort Hood, and in recent weeks in Canada, Australia, and France are part of what 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 in the Koran. The jihadists, as in the case in Paris, are proud of their actions. They will tell the world straight-up why they are doing what they are doing, and 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 the bank robber answering, “I robbed the bank for money.”
And then the judge looks back at him and says: “No, seriously. Did you have a bad childhood? Tell me the real reason you robbed the bank. How are you the victim here?”
Now if you are going to engage in mocking Islam publicly, as Charlie Hebdo did, you need to be prepared to live in fear of those who believe it pleases Allah to defend their religion by killing you.
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 make phone calls when they are offended. At worst, they might boycott your publication. On the other hand, Muslims like those in Paris bomb your building or cut your head off. Yes, literally.
One of the largest news agencies in the world, the BBC, has admitted it intentionally practices a double standard when it comes to Islam and Christianity. At BBC, director-general Mark Thompson said Christianity is treated with far less sensitivity 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 terrorists 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 here on earth will be rewarded by Allah in the next life.
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. Pretending you don’t know (or perhaps do not want to know) where these jihadists get their motivation and ideology is really quite foolish. For those who “will not see,” it may also be fatal.