In the modern era
global Islamic terrorism,
many people on the Western left
are anxious to come up with examples of "Christian terrorism".
The aim is to draw a moral equivalence between Islam and Christianity,
so you can say:
"Look, all religions have crazies."
While it is true that all religions have crazies,
and some Christians do kill people,
the fact is there is not much modern Christian terrorism.
Yes, Christianity was
a huge killer in the past,
when it killed millions of innocents.
But it has largely reformed,
and now largely tolerates criticism and diversity
Islamic world never reformed, and reacts much the same to critics and dissidents now as it did 500 years ago.
The fact is that almost all religion-based terrorism in the world today is Islamic.
The search for an elusive "Christian terrorism"
often tells us more about the searcher than about anything else.
Note on Nazis and racists:
I include Nazis and racists as
but I do not include them as Christian terrorists
unless they seem particularly motivated by Christianity.
Many Nazis and racists are not religious at all.
If you can suggest any more Christian terror attacks, tell me here.
Perhaps the best response is to say that, fair enough, even if we agree
that all the above are Christian terrorists,
and we add up every single person they killed in the last 50 years, you only get
about the number of people that Islamic terrorists kill every month.
Leftie propaganda show
assassination of JFK
on Christianity, not on communism.
The left is always imagining that a new Nazism will grow out of the Christian right.
In fact, they are missing the story, which is that
Neo-Nazism is friendly with
not with Christianity.
The new Nazism is here already.
It is killing all over the world.
It is called Islamism.
Islamism are the same kind of thing:
Neo-Nazism and Islamism
are very compatible, almost sister doctrines.
Hatred of Jews, gays, democracy, tolerance, free speech and human rights.
Worship of brute power over the rights of the individual.
Belief in a glorious utopian future where the
and the infidels will be exterminated.
Slave trading of blacks.
Racist war against black Africans.
When the real Nazis existed, the Islamists openly supported them,
and the Nazis openly supported the Islamists, despite their supposed "inferior" status as Arabs.
As with the alliance with the Asians of Japan, Nazi racial ideology was flexible.
(It was, after all, based on the whims
of the crazed dictator, not on any logic or reasoning.)
The leader of the Palestinians, the
Grand Mufti of Jerusalem,
Haj Amin al-Husseini,
openly supported the Holocaust, and
recruited for the SS
to kill Jews in Croatia and Hungary.
He inspected Auschwitz and urged the guards running the gas chambers to work harder.
He protested to Adolf Eichmann about a deal to exchange German POWs for 5,000 Jewish children.
His protests were successful, and the children were sent to death camps in Poland instead.
The genocidal thug
Nasser of Egypt
supported the Nazis in WW2.
He gave safe haven to Nazi war criminals in Egypt after the war.
He wanted to finish the Nazi program
by carrying out a genocide of all the Jews of Israel.
Luckily, he failed.
Leading American neo-Nazi
hates Israel and is pro-Syria and pro-Iran.
Leading British neo-Nazi
converted to Islamism.
"Islam - or rather the pure authentic Islam of the revival which recognizes practical Jihad
as a duty - is the only force that is capable of fighting, and destroying,
the dishonour, the arrogance, the materialism, the Taghut,
of the Zionists and the West
For the West, nothing is sacred, except perhaps Zionists, Zionism, the hoax of the so-called holocaust,
and the idols which the West and its lackeys worship, or pretend to worship, such as democracy."
He later left Islam altogether.
is a cracking film, with a mix of both comical and intelligent attacks
on a wide variety of human religions, including both uneducated and educated believers.
I hesitate to criticise it because Maher has real courage:
He argues with
a Dutch Muslim cleric and
a Dutch Muslim politician,
and brings up disturbing quotes from the Koran,
and the possibility that the
is a meteorite.
More than I would do.
So it's a great film,
but what is wrong with it? It is undermined by Maher's
anti-Bush left-wing politics,
and his moral equivalence between Christianity and Islam.
He portrays Christianity as an equal threat to Islam.
Christianity has the same intellectual status as Islam, it is true,
but not to recognise the progress that Christianity has made in tolerating religious freedom
is to be wilfully blind.
And it is very short-sighted of leftists like Maher to call simply for people to abandon religion.
Because that is not going to happen.
And it is not necessary, in order to have a free society, as Maher's own society shows.
Instead of the utopian idea that Muslims should abandon their faith (which would be great,
but won't happen),
Maher should be calling for Muslims to become like Christians
- that is, allow dissent and criticism without resorting to violence.
Abortion clinic bombers have killed 7 people over the last 35 years.
Islamic terrorists have killed 5 million people over the last 35 years.
And yet lefties still regard
Christianity and Islam as equal threats.
Maher in 2013
says that Christianity and Islam are not equal threats - Islam is much worse.
He is getting better.
Great speech by Bill Maher.
"When South Park got threatened last week by Islamists ... it served or should serve, as a reminder to all of us that our culture isn't just different than one that makes death threats to cartoonists, it's better.
Because when I make a joke about the Pope, he doesn't send one of the Swiss Guards in their striped pantaloons to stick a pike in my ass. When I make a Jewish joke, Rabbis may kvetch about it, but they don't pull out a scimitar and threaten an adult circumcision.
it should in fairness be noted, that in speaking of Muslims, we realize that of course the vast majority are law abiding, loving people, who just want to be left alone to subjugate their women in peace.
but the western world needs to make it clear, some things about our culture are not negotiable, and can't change, and one of them is freedom of speech. Separation of church and state is another, not negotiable. Women are allowed to work here and you can't beat them, not negotiable. This is how we roll. And this is why our system is better."
Christianity has reformed.
But now we have to deal with the same crap from Islam.
Islam needs to reform also.
Who I block:
I will debate almost anyone.
I love ideas.
I will not debate (and will block) people who do the following:
(a) Make threats.
(b) Accuse me of crimes.
(c) Comment on my appearance.
(d) Drag in stuff about me not related to the topic. (My professional career, my personal life.)
(e) Complain to my employer.
Yes, people do all these things.