ISIS Ignored: Moral Sickness at the Democratic Convention

Forget the emails. Forget the angry Bernie followers and the various pathetic internecine betrayals.  The real story from day one at the Democratic National Convention is that in sixty-one speeches never once did these so-called "liberals" mention terrorism.

The next morning, in fact almost simultaneously, if you take into account the the time zones, an 84-year-old priest in Rouen was having his throat cut by ISIS maniacs during morning mass. The Islamic terrorists had him kneel, filming his death as they did their evil work. Nuns were held hostage.

Horrifying as it is, it wasn't really surprising. Such happenings have been going on with increased regularity in Germany and France (not to mention Orlando).

Yet the Democrats chose to ignore. Why?

The answer is simple: It doesn't play well for them. They're scared it plays better for the Republicans and Donald Trump. So they don't mention it.

Also, it doesn't fit with their morally narcissistic narrative that all religions are equal.

Talk about morally sick -- that idea is truly that. In fact, it's absurd. It is also cowardly.

Media and politicians go on with regularity calling the terrorists cowardly. They are not the cowards.  The Islamist terrorists are quite willing to give up their lives for their own deranged religious cause. It is the media and politicians that are the real cowards in their inability to confront them.

Obama's -- and now Hillary's -- Democratic Party does their best to look the other way and pretend it's not there. Obama is so deranged himself he continues to downplay terrorism and say climate change is the real problem. When you think about that objectively, it sounds almost insane, yet the press swallows it. Yesterday, John Kerry said air conditioning was the problem.

The idea that more refugees from Syria are being allowed into this country by Obama and Hillary boggles the mind. Do these politicians want to kill us and our families? Don't they have children themselves? Oh, yes, they have security personnel of their own. But 99.9% of their constituents don't.

And yet the citizens of the USA elect these people. Enough. Wake up, America.

Roger L. Simon is a prize-winning novelist, Academy Award-nominated screenwriter and co-founder of PJ Media.  His book—I Know Best: How Moral Narcissism Is Destroying Our Republic, If It Hasn't Already—is just published by Encounter.  You can read an excerpt here. You can see a brief interview about the book with the Wall Street Journal’s Opinion Journal here. You can hear an interview about the book with Mark Levin here. You can order the book here.

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