Hang with me here… We just saw another attack against civilians made by Muslims. They are extremists and they are terrorists and they are Muslim. They went into Paris and targeted civilians. They went into Paris with their ideology and they sought wreak as much havoc and kill as many people as they could. They targeted a free people with the intent not just to kill, but to punish freedom itself. They worship a false god, and follow false teachings in a book filled with philosophies antithetical to Truth, justice, and freedom.
I’m not French, I wasn’t a New Yorker after 9/11… I’m a small-town American and I won’t pretend to know the level of fear and pain that those innocent people suffered in those cities. Yes, I stand with them, yes, I pray for them, but I won’t tarnish their experiences by using a pat phrase. Perhaps instead of wasting our empathy with phrases and hashtags we can instead, or alongside of that, educate ourselves on the threat we all face and what can be done about it. This can’t be handled in cyberspace. This can’t be handled by sentiment. Before it can be handled we have to be an in formed populace.
Have you not followed the refugee crisis in Europe? Have you not learned why ISIS is doing what it is doing? Have you not read and studied the Koran and the various volumes of the Hadith to understand what is fueling their attacks? As bad as it was in Paris, do you realize Christian children are being targeted for crucifixion in ISIS controlled territory? People are being raped, tortured, and killed all for their witness to the true God. Genocide has happened and now the perpetrators are exporting death. Russia is on the move and Putin is actually being called upon by Americans to do what we won’t. We don’t owe it to the victims of these heinous acts of terror to label ourselves with their labels, but rather to respond with knowledge, wisdom, and courage.
I’ve just read an article that was acting offended that the Republican candidates were “politicizing” the Paris attacks… um, yeah, because you are seeing the ineffectiveness of Democratic leadership in the face of an exploded Middle East, an exploding Europe, and an America that can’t control it’s own borders. I hope that all the candidates both liberal and conservative tell us what they would do about the Islamic threat. Now is the time folks.