NY Times Finally Admits That Islamic Terrorists Are Islamic

NY Times Finally Admits That Islamic Terrorists Are Islamic

Now that Mr. Obama isn’t in office making pronouncements that Islamic terrorists aren’t Muslims, despite the Islamic terrorists stating they are Muslims, the Times is free to call Islamic terrorists Islamic

Terror in Barcelona

There are always many questions after a terrorist attack, some never to be answered. Why a promenade in Barcelona and the seaside town of Cambrils? Why now? Were the terrorists compelled to act hastily after a more insidious plot collapsed when a bomb they were making in a nearby town exploded prematurely on Wednesday?

Why? Terror. As pushed by the Koran, the Islamic schools, and the mosques. The Washington Post is running an article which describes how the 12 young men were radicalized by a visiting cleric, who was preaching the extremist view of Islam

But the hard truth is that there is no sure defense against young men filled with resentment and fired up with the lethal propaganda of militant Islam, especially as they turn to rudimentary weapons like the vehicles in Barcelona and Cambrils, or before that in Nice; the Christmas market in Berlin; Westminster Bridge in London; or Drottninggatan, a major pedestrian street in Stockholm.

It’s not the young men that should be focused on: it’s the ones who are teaching the radical views, the views that women are second class citizens, that slavery is A-OK, that women can be whipped for being raped, that gays can be thrown from buildings, that going on jihad will earn them 72 virgins. Now, wait for this one

Though the Islamic State claimed responsibility, it does not require a global network or intricate training to drive a van into a crowd. Just blind hatred. So we know there will be more attacks, more shaky images of people fleeing and screaming, more candles burning on bloodstained sidewalks so long as terrorist organizations like the Islamic State or Al Qaeda continue to spread their murderous blend of religious extremism, victimhood, vengeance and violence among disaffected youths.

I just have to wonder if the entire NYTEB was replaced, or if someone slipped this into the paper in place of something else, because this is nothing like what we’ve seen from them since 9/11, and especially during the Obama years. Perhaps they’re finally coming around to the notion that assigning blame to this part of Islam doesn’t mean that the entire religion is to blame? Perhaps they’re finally shaking off the fog and realizing that extremist Islam is growing larger every year, and that it’s not going to magically disappear by wishing it away?

Give the Times a hand for joining us in reality, though, it probably won’t last long.

Crossed at Pirate’s Cove. Follow me on Twitter @WilliamTeach.

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