They’re monsters, and they’re highly devout Muslims, following the dictates from the koran very studiously.
UK PM on Beheading: “They Are Not Muslims. They Are Monsters.”
Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.
The two aren’t actually mutually exclusive.
“David Haines was a British hero. The fact that an aid worker was taken, held and brutally murdered at the hands of ISIL sums up what this organisation stands for,” British Prime Minister David Cameron said in a statement today.
“They are killing and slaughtering thousands of people, Muslims, Christians, minorities across Iraq and Syria,” Cameron said of ISIS. “They boast of their brutality. They claim to do this in the name of Islam. That is nonsense. Islam is a religion of peace.”
“They are not Muslims. They are monsters.”
“This murderous organisation calls itself Islamic State,” Clegg said. “But it is not a state, it is a brutal terrorist outfit whose actions are an affront to every peace loving Muslim around the world. No religion could possibly justify such grotesque acts.”
Except that one of them does. Rather than deal with that, Cameron escapes into fantasyland.
It’s fundamentally irrational to deny reality. If a religion kills a whole bunch of people, then you can claim that it isn’t a religion or you can concede that not all religions are peaceful. But to go on insisting that all religions are peaceful therefore Islam can’t be responsible is classic denial. It’s not logic. It’s a complete mental shutdown.
What is obscene is that every Islamic murder has to be followed by this grotesque ritual defense of Islam to the extent that the pols spend more time talking about how wonderful Islam is than about their latest victim.