As we all know by now, the Islamic State isn’t really Islamic because Islam means “peace.” (Or “submission,” if you want to get technical, which bigots always do.) Plus, those guys kill Muslims all the time. What’s Islamic about that? All you have to do is ignore 1,300 years of world history and everything makes sense.
Well, here they go again. Thomas Erdbrink, NY Times:
At least 12 people were killed and 39 others wounded Wednesday morning in a pair of devastating attacks on two of Iran’s most potent symbols: the national Parliament and the mausoleum of the Islamic Republic’s founder, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini…
The attacks on Wednesday followed a familiar pattern of Islamic State assaults, with attackers armed with Kalashnikovs and suicide vests descending on the Parliament and on the mausoleum…
According to local news agencies, at least one assailant detonated explosives in the western entrance. Another was reported to have committed suicide by swallowing a cyanide pill.
Whatever works, right? Gotta get those 72 virgins — or grapes —
somehow. If only they had all led off with the cyanide pills.
So, does this mean Iranians need to do some soul-searching about why the terrorists hate them? In a majority-Muslim country, where do reporters go to find the “Muslims Fear Backlash” stories we all need at times like this? I’m pretty sure there aren’t a lot of white guys with MAGA hats running around Tehran.
I know I’m naive, but I wish these miserable losers would stop killing people for Allah. I wish there was something else to say about it. I wish we all weren’t growing numb to this.