In the last few weeks, Islamic jihadists have murdered three people and wounded 260 at the Boston Marathon, brutally murdered a British soldier on a London street, and critically wounded a French soldier in a copycat attack on a street in Paris. And so we have three fresh examples of what the ongoing drumbeat over “Islamophobia” is all about: enabling Islamic jihad murder.
The response to these jihad attacks has been drearily predictable: government officials including Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron have assured us that these jihad attacks have nothing to do with Islam, and the mainstream media has embarked upon its usual search for “backlash” attacks against innocent Muslims, avid as always to portray Muslims as victims in the wake of an Islamic jihad attack against Infidels.
By contrast, there have been few, if any, calls for Muslims to confront the Islamic texts and teachings that exhort to violence and supremacism. Few are calling for any monitoring of the mosques and imams who mentored the jihadists. No one wants to see these jihad terror-producing mosques shut down. Even Melanie Phillips, in a column calling for some measure of realism in the official response to the jihad threat, felt it necessary to utter the usual pro-forma niceties: after criticizing “an interpretation of Islam which takes the words of the Koran literally as a command to kill unbelievers in a jihad, or holy war, in order to impose strict Islamic tenets on the rest of the world,” Phillips assured us that “of course, millions of Muslims in Britain and elsewhere totally reject this interpretation of their religion. Most British Muslims want to live peacefully and enjoy the benefits of Western culture. They undoubtedly utterly deplore the notion that the kind of carnage that occurred in Woolwich should take place in Britain.”