The "folks"--to use Susan Rice's endearing term for the murderers of our Benghazi personnel--at CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) put out the pro-forma press release "denunciation" of the horror in Nairobi, buried amidst denunciations of alleged mistreatment of Muslims in the USA,
“We strongly condemn this cowardly attack by al-Shabab and offer condolences to the loved ones of those killed or injured. Our nation should offer whatever assistance we can to Kenyan authorities as they seek to free the hostages and bring to justice all those responsible for this heinous crime.”CAIR makes no mention of Islam, or of the religious motive of the attackers, or that they singled out non-Mulsims for murder. Imagine if an organization proclaiming Christian or Jewish identity had mistreated one Muslim in a mall in the USA, or in the UK, or--Horrors!--in Israel. CAIR would have put on a non-stop blitz of the news shows and Capitol Hill. CAIR, frankly, doesn't really care if the victim is a non-Muslim and the killer is a Muslim.
The practitioners of the Religion of Peace have not limited their activities to Kenya. In Pakistan, Islamist terrorists killed over 75 Pakistani Christians coming out of church on Sunday. The reason given? In their impeccable logic, Pakistani Islamists got upset by US drone strikes so they killed Pakistani Christians. I haven't seen a statement by CAIR.
Elsewhere these past few days, the Religion of Peace made its presence known, again, in Nigeria. Islamists there have killed as many as 200 persons. No statement from CAIR, but then that is to be expected. As the Religion of Peace gets more and more enthusiastic about proving its adherence to peace, CAIR would spend all of its time condemning massacres by Muslims--kind of undermines the narrative.
The Mainstream Media (MSM) covers these horrors very carefully. There is a reluctance to identify the killers as followers of Islam, and when done it is buried deep in the story in words that make it seem as though the killers follow some aberrant interpretation of Islam. Media and governments in the West, including our own, engage in what I wrote about before, the "Al Qaeda did it" story line. Media and government spokesmen will tell you it's Al Qaeda; it's Al-Shabaab; it's Boko Haram; it's Islami Jamiat; it's Ansar al-Dine; it's the Taliban, and on and on. Wrong, all wrong. It's Islam.
At the risk of sounding like a One-Note Johnny I repeat what I stated in April 2011,
As practiced in every country of the world, Islam is a totalitarian ideology that openly advocates intolerance, death for non-believers, and relegates women to the status of cattle. As we have seen repeatedly over the past few decades, this isn't just talk. Islam, at least as now practiced, is a violent and intolerant totalitarian ideology, and an enemy of freedom.Among the mall attackers it appears there are Muslims recruited in the West, including in the US. We saw it in Boston, in London, in Paris, in Madrid, in Stockholm, and apparently now in Nairobi: Western kindness in taking in Muslim refugees fleeing the hell of their own countries gets repaid with those "refugees" participating in attacks on the West--and in the name of Islam.
< . . . >How long should we pretend that the problem is NOT Islam, when, in fact, it is, or at least the Islam that has gained currency in the modern world? We are at war with a totalitarianism as much as we were with Communism and Fascism. It's going to be a long, long war, one in which we have to inflict repeated defeats on the Islamists, be it in Chechnya, Gaza, Kashmir, Kabul, Baghdad, or in the streets and suites of America. In the end, we'll all be better off, including the Muslim world. Don't forget that the greatest victims of Islam are Muslims.
The problem is Islam: the way it's preached and practiced. It is not a religion like the others. It has not undergone an enlightenment, and what reformation it has undergone, has reformed it to become even more deeply entrenched in the seventh century.