A website with the politically incorrect URL of thereligionofpeace.com tracks these things. According to them, as of May 2, 2013, there have been 20,794 deadly attacks by Islamic terrorists since September 11, 2001. Here’s only the last three days via the same website:
Amazing, isn’t it? Those events, all at least as murderous in head count as Boston and in most cases far more, did not make even a ripple in our media. Dog bites man, I suppose. But I guess it’s a good idea, when in Thailand, to stay clear of Buddhist convenience stores, even if you forget your mantra.
Kidding aside, what do we do about this grisly litany? What is to be done with this information?
We live in a country whose leadership, almost twelve years after 9/11, still does not name our enemy. They will do anything but, often to the extent of comic absurdity. Too bad that nonstop uncomfortable head count dampens the levity.
The justification for this extreme bowdlerization by our leadership and mainstream media, I’m assuming, is that to name Islam — and often even radical Islam — as the culprit is to make matters worse, to stir them up.
This attitude is actually racist. By making Islam immune to criticism, you are treating its adherents as if they were children (mere “wogs” in the unattractive parlance of the British Empire), unable to correct or adapt their ideology and join modern civilization. Consciously or unconsciously, you are saying they are just not up to it.
And in that case, they certainly won’t be. Those who fail to criticize Islam are enabling it.
Something is wrong here, very wrong. And you don’t have to read thereligionofpeace.com to know it – but stopping by once in a while is a grim reminder.