ISIS doesn't need Donald Trump for recruitment!
The media is all abuzz about Hillary Clinton’s statement that ISIS used Donald Trump’s comments about Muslims as a recruitment tool. Was it true? Was it false? (It was false.) Should she apologize? (Yeah, right.) A recent video of this absurd chatter can be found, here. (Trigger warning: Howard Dean is a featured guest.)
And although it matters whether prospective leaders are honest or not (Hillary’s been vetted on that front = not honest), the discourse about Trump and ISIS is completely off track.
So what if ISIS used statements by Trump (or anyone else for that matter) in their videos? Our misguided concern about this suggests savages should dictate our speech. And if we believe that, then we are enforcing blasphemy law under the sharia. Is that what many in our country would prefer? (Apparently so.)
In any case, devout Muslims don’t need to quote non-believers. They’ve get a holy book that’s chock full of quotes that drives their barbarism. And that is the problem. The more we babble on about Trump and ISIS and things we say or do that presumably push people to become jihadists, the more we peddle a dangerously false meme.
There was no Trump to blame over these past 1400 years, just as there was no Israel to blame, and on and on. Jihad is rooted in the Quran. One could say the Quran is the big book of jihad.
That’s it. It isn’t complicated. All the rest is distraction. And the more we deviate from the truth, the less able we are to defend ourselves from this vile threat sweeping the globe.
So let’s stand strong against evil instead of cowing to it.
And if I may note, ISIS uses videos of beheadings and other barbaric acts as a recruitment tool. Should we blame the innocent victims for being non-believers? Do we say, if only they weren’t Christians, they would not have been killed and therefore there would be no video of their slaughter to use as a recruitment tool?
No. We don’t say that. And for good reason.
Let’s top being idiots. Just for a change. Let’s try. Even for just one day. Go for it America!
Hat tip: The Right Scoop