There are many factors we can blame for the rise in Islamic terrorism in recent years: Racism. Income inequality. White people. Offensive editorial cartoons. Racists. South Park. America. Christians. Did I say racism already? Well, that’s the main one: racism.
One thing that is not a factor in Islamic terrorism is the ancient and beautiful religion of Islam. That has nothing to do with any of this, because #NotAllMuslims run around stabbing and bombing and otherwise inconveniencing non-Muslims. I blame myself, and you should blame yourself too. Unless, of course, you’re a Muslim.
That’s why the following hate speech from a mainstream American presidential candidate is utterly irresponsible. Cortney O’Brien, Townhall.com:
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) spoke to the press in the nation’s capital Tuesday morning to address the horrific terror attacks in Brussels…
“It is way past time we have a president who will acknowledge this evil and will call it by its name and use the full force and fury to defeat ISIS,” he continued…
“We need a president who sets aside political correctness,” Cruz insisted. “We don’t need another lecture about Islamophobia.”
Unbelievable. If Senator Cruz doesn’t want “another lecture about Islamophobia,” then he should stop holding terrorists accountable for their own actions just because they’re Muslims.
Um, maybe Cruz has heard of a little something called the Crusades? Yeah, his Christian buddies killed a lot of innocent people in the name of religion. Google it, Senator.
As always when we see one of these isolated incidents of deadly violence with no known motive, my condolences go out to the real victims: Muslims. I’m sorry you have to go through all this yet again. Please be patient with us. We just don’t understand.
And let’s not forget about the biggest victim of all:
Obama just can’t move his focus away from the Middle East/terrorism. His Cuba trip now overshadowed by today’s events.
— Sam Stein (@samsteinhp) March 22, 2016
It's not fair that his inept handling of terrorism is drawing focus away from his coddling of brutal tyrants. https://t.co/ls2CrnNEkW
— Jim Treacher (@jtLOL) March 22, 2016
Thank goodness the Greatest President in American History is hanging out with some real Cubans:
Take that, Sen. Cruz!
P.S. And right on schedule…