By Doug Giles
The other day I was talking to an acquaintance of mine at the gun range about the Paris terrorist attacks. What he surmised was the root cause of that senseless slaughter by Islamic radicals nearly made me drop my Sig Sauer on the range floor.
The Texan told me that he believes Islam wouldn’t be killing innocent peeps as they ate their dinner or enjoyed a death metal concert or watched a soccer game if said nutters had more “job opportunities”.
What he said was shocking to me because of two primary things:
1). A frickin’ Texan said that crap.
2). Someone really thinks if Ahmed was a barista at a Starbucks in Babbila that alone would make someone stoked on the 7th century murderous ramblings of a pedophile who believed God personally talked to him chill out regarding ill-will towards us “infidels”.
I think not.
Matter of fact, I think that particular job would actually make things much worse because he’d be all jacked up on caffeine and everyone would make fun of him for working at a Starbucks which would lead to … well … um … uh … more … ka-boom!
Indeed, many on the Left are still left wondering:
1). Why is Islam attacking Europe and America?
2). Is it because they feel unloved and so lonely?
3). Is Islam getting really tired of seeing Katy Perry’s constant display of her ample assets?
4). Is Islam enraged at Ryan Seacrest’s overuse of American Crew’s Molding Clay?
5). Is Islam not actually attacking us and it’s merely a few rogue scalawags that have hijacked what Obama calls a ‘beautiful religion?’
Are one or more of the aforementioned the reason(s) why they’re out of sorts with the West?
Many Europeans think that in order to get Islam to stop killing them they should open their borders even wider to their “refugees”, stop eating bangers and mash, tell Katy P to cool it with the cleavage and ban all male hair pomades. Especially those with the satanic “high shine” and “heavy hold”.
While a lot of Leftists, primarily, are getting wrapped around the angst axle wondering why Islam is in defcon mode with The West, and are thus changing their laws to accommodate Islam, being politically correct, banning Jello and the smell of BBQ, hoping that such concessions will get radical Muslims to calm down, I say we examine why they say they hate the West and are out to kill us.
Wes Walker, my buddy and religious editor over at my website ClashDaily.com, did a little poking around after the Paris attacks and found out that the reason why the Islamic State killed 100-plus and wounded hundreds of others was not because of political, economic or cultural reasons but were, instead, explicitly religious reasons.
Here’s Walker’s findings and his comments. Check it out:
When claiming responsibility for the Paris attacks IS said: “In a blessed battle … believers … set out targeting the capital of prostitution and vice, the lead carrier of the cross in Europe — Paris” (Quote in context here).
Two very specific points are made. They are attacking what they see as moral corruption, and they are attacking a city that — however untrue it may be today — historically, was very much associated with Christianity.
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