I’m just shocked by how what appear to be intelligent people have the capability to oversimplify situations and draw a direct parallel between white supremacist groups like the Ku Klux Klan or loan wolf murderer Dylann Roof and Islamic terrorist groups like ISIS or Al-Qaida. No, I wish I COULD make such basic comparisons, because it means that I’m able to completely shut my brain off, stop thinking critically for a couple seconds, post a stupid meme and feel satisfied with myself.
But, whenever I see people post this kind of stuff on Facebook and feel as if they’ve made some grand observation, the part of me that itches for a fight (of words of course) prompts me to explain to people how fucking dumb that is.
Have you seen those memes? The ones that say, “more terrorism has been committed by white Christian groups than by Muslims” under pictures of the KKK, Dylann Roof or Timothy McVeigh? Or the one where it shows a picture of the Klan and says, “okay, Christians, what have you done about the Klan?” How do people have that uncanny ability to over simplify like that?
Let’s break down this phenomenon of social media’s incredible way of reaffirming some of the stupidest views by people who are too lazy to read full length books.
The Ku Klux Klan is NOT a Christian group. Just because they claim to be Christians doesn’t mean that they’re purpose is to spread Christianity. That makes about as much sense as saying that Bosheviks and Communists are Jewish organizations. They happen to be led by Jews and consist of a lot of Jews, but they’re definitely not spreading Judaism or Jewish culture. Similarly, that makes about as much sense as saying the Mafia is trying to spread Sicilian culture.
Now then, what is the goal of ISIS or Al-Qaida? Like Islam itself, the purpose is to have a caliphate everywhere. These groups aren’t committing acts of terror IN SPITE of the members of their group, but because of them and what they believe. People have to ask themselves, were members of the KKK radicalized in a church, reading Christian doctrine and decided that Christian doctrine was their impetus to then go and commit crimes against people of a different skin color or ethnicity? Does this make any sense? Was Dylann Roof inspired to spread Christianity when he shot up those people in the church? No, of course not. He was a racist psychopath.
So, what is the bottom line? The bottom line is that Muslim apologists are trying to figure out another angle to prove why the United States should let 10,000 Syrian “refugees” into the country, in spite the fact that many members of ISIS have said blatantly that they will hide among the “refugees”, in spite the fact that many WILL get radicalized in American mosques and in spite the fact that the vetting process “vets” nothing – what exactly is a background check and who exactly are they doing these checks with? And assuming only 1% will get radicalized, which is a fallacious claim at best, that’s still 100 fresh, radical Muslims running around trying to use bombs, guns and knives to establish a caliphate in West, which, as far as I’m concerned is 100 too many.
A week hadn’t gone by before another act of terror was committed after the attack in Paris, this time at a hotel in Mali. Islam isn’t a race; it’s a religion, a culture and essentially a twisted political view. There is no such thing as “Islamophobia.” It’s just another buzzword used by apologists, multiculturalists and leftists to squash any criticism of Islam. We are allowed to be cultural chauvinists and say, if you can’t live by our rules and our way of life, then you can’t live here.
As Ben Shapiro said, “there’s a point where ignorance becomes sin.” It’s attitudes of the people who draw false equivalencies that will inevitably lead to a lot more innocent people being killed.