The media are reluctant to describe the Boston bombers as radical Muslims motivated by their Muslim faith. Now if the bombers had been Christians or unofficial members of the Tea Party, then the group identification would be all over the news.
Every leftist blogger, Democrat politician, and the President himself would be calling down wrath from heaven on the identified groups. It happened with Timothy McVeigh, and they tried to do it with the Aurora movie theater shooter and the wide-eyed fanatic from Tucson who shot Gabrielle Giffords and others.
Joe Scarborough described the bombers as “radicals” but not Muslim radicals. On his Morning Joe show, Scarborough said, “Don't blame society . . . . Blame radicalism, blame evil.” Radicalism and evil fueled by what?
Let’s me be clear, not every Muslim is radicalized, but there are enough radical Muslims to do severed damage to the United States. Bit by bit their actions are working well enough to strip away our freedoms. Maybe this has been their intent all along.
There are said to be one billion Muslims in the world. If just 10 percent of them are radicalized, then that’s 100 million radical Muslims. If it’s just one percent, that’s 10 million. If it’s one-tenth of one percent, we’re still left with one million. That’s a lot of Muslim radicals.
There is nothing comparable on either the Christian or conservative side. Even Bill Maher has enough sense left to recognize that Christianity is not in any way comparable to Islam when it comes to terrorism.
“[Christians are] not as dangerous. I mean, there’s only one faith, for example, that kills you or wants to kill you if you draw a bad cartoon of the prophet. There’s only one faith that kills you or wants to kill you if you renounce the faith. An ex-Muslim is a very dangerous thing. Talk to Salman Rushdie after the show about Christian versus Islam. So, you know, I’m just saying, let's keep it real.”
This is not the case for the insane ramblings of Thom Hartmann who hosts the nationally syndicated radio show The Thom Hartmann Program:
“I think that this might be a good opportunity for us to have a conversation about all forms of religious fundamentalism that lead to violence. Whether it's the murder of abortion doctors, whether it is the incredible levels of intolerance and violence that have been documented by the Southern Poverty Law Center by white-supremacy groups operating in the name of Christ, or whether it is fundamentalist Islam, that this would be, actually, perhaps, a good opportunity for us to have a conversation about modernity versus Bronze Age gods.”
There are no “levels of . . . violence” perpetrated by Conservative Christian groups. The SPLC is a fund raising machine for far-left social and political causes. The organization cannot be trusted.
So let’s be honest. These two men were influenced, possibly brainwashed by other Islamic extremists, and let’s not be afraid to “...Say it! ... Say it!” We’ll all feel better.
Here’s a clip from Back to School (1986) where Rodney Dangerfield encounters Professor Turgidson (Sam Kinison) on the first day of his Contemporary American History class (some bad language):