… IRRATIONAL EVIL
|| By FITSNEWS || This week’s bloody terror attack in Paris is a vivid reminder of evil in the world – and an irrational evil at that.
The official narrative – and we’ve seen nothing compelling to counter it (yet) – is that a group of Islamic radicals targeted the French satire magazine Charlie Hebdo in response to its cartoon portrayals of the prophet Muhammad.
Twelve people died and seven more were critically injured. Over cartoon drawings …
If you’re like us, your immediate response to this was of the three-letter variety … as in “WTF?”
And that’s absolutely the correct reaction. The idea a cartoon drawing could be sufficiently offensive so as to warrant the summary execution of a dozen people is beyond baffling – indicative of misguided depravity that defies comprehension.
But it’s indicative of more than that. It’s fear, pure and simple. While the gruesome actions of the Paris attack’s perpetrators (whoever they are) were intended to instill terror and fear in others, the truth is they belie a deeply rooted insecurity in their own conception of Islam – namely a fundamental concern that their prophet may not be up to being lampooned.
In other words the terrorists are the ones who are afraid … that their religion isn’t strong enough to survive a playful barb. Or that their prophet cannot withstand some light-hearted criticism.
What’s wrong, guys … after all these years, is Muhammad not able to stand up for himself?
Real adherents to any faith need only the eternal assurance that accompanies their inner convictions. They don’t need Kalashnikovs. Or RPGs. Or for that matter F-35s. Or drones. Anybody can be tough with a gun in their hand and an irrational hatred in their heart …
Don’t get us wrong: Disrespecting others’ religious views is never a good idea – especially if the religion has a particular sensitivity to certain types of portrayals. We don’t condone that – and never will. But all of us had better soon recognize that speech is free – whether we like it or not – and practitioners of all religions must accept that their views and beliefs will, from time to time, be criticized in a free society.
That’s the price of freedom of religion …
We get that people have a right to be pissed when their countries are invaded – or when their citizens are tortured or droned to death. That’s why this website has been among the foremost opponents of the American government’s military-industrial complex – which continues to needlessly antagonize the Muslim world with its unjustified, inconsistent and wasteful meddling in countries where we have no business intervening.
Not to mention our subservient relationship with the state of Israel …
And make no mistake: Thanks to its poorly considered interventions, America’s government continues putting its citizens in terrible positions, which is why website continues to call out U.S. leaders – both “Republican” and Democrat – for their short-sightedness.
But the victims of the Paris attack weren’t invading soldiers, they were satirists and cartoonists … people guilty of nothing other than the expression of their views.
As Jeremy Grey said in Wedding Crashers, “This is the real world … you can’t just go shooting people on a whim!”
It really should be that simple, too: All of us should worship as we please, and respect others’ right to do the same. And when people rob others of life, liberty or property – for religious or other reasons – a limited government should step in to preserve and protect those essential rights.
And if such a government is incapable of preserving and protecting those rights, it is up to the people to defend them.
Unfortunately we don’t live in that “real world,” though. We live in a world of irrational evil … where people get droned for being at the wrong coordinates at the wrong time and savagely gunned down for drawing satirical cartoons.
When these terrorists are caught, we will find they were paid to do what they did. Motivated in part by a sense of outrage toward those making satire at the expense of Islam, but truly motivated by the payments they received from ISIL.
Most of these “suicide jihadists” appear to be either paid (with the proceeds going to their family) to execute their attack or forced to execute it through hostage taking or some other means of coercion. While killing a “bomb belt wearing fanatic” is always a good idea, killing their “power mad leaders” is an even better idea.
Before you attack my assertion, I used the word “most”, not “all”.
No worries Colonel. The liberals on this blog are hiding in the sewer in shame for their support of a pResident that supports radical Islamists.
Looks like Obummer has decided which side he is on and it isn’t ours. I guess this bombing in France will be more “workplace violence.”
Whether they were mercenaries or true believers, their actions were intended to stifle commentary — the sort of thing we are doing now, and consider our right.
You’re talking about Obama and the IRS scandal and the NSA…and you are EXACTLY right. Obama wants to shut up those he hates….
It’s one religious zealot much like the other…they just call Islam a religion…but refuse to call liberalism a religion, no matter how much it is….And I’d say percentage wise, there are more Blind TRUE BELIEVERS among the religion of Liberalism…how else can they retain their minions after so much failure and destruction?
Excellent.Just like Obama and Holder have stoked the flames of racial hatred and the killing of cops in this country Obama has also emboldened his muslim friends in ISIS, CAIR and the Muslim Brotherhood with his appeasment and weakness.
Radical Islamists know he despises Israel more than the terrorists and why Iran will soon have a nuclear weapon.
You attacked Alan Clemmons and Goldfinch for expressing their First/Second Amendment rights. Hypocrite.
Obama’s buddies.Shit even his heroes the Muslim Brotherhood and CAIR have been put on the terrorist lists in some countries.
He invites them to the wHite House.
We can’t help but view such actions from a western perspective. The killers do not share that view. Put quite simply, they value “piety” over life. (Their view of piety, of course). Their religion tells them to conquer and to punish. Western leaders and media will not acknowledge this, as they do not want to offend or appear “Islamophobic.” ISIS returnees will wreak havoc in Europe for some time to come, and the western media and leaders (none of whom are actually muslims) will speak of the “Religion of Peace.” Sad state of affairs.
“Religion of Peace”… “Islamophobic”…Political Correctness…Islamic Terrorist have Western Leaders right where they want them.
Hey FITS…you’re a Liberal-Tarian. Y’all think you have the right to do anything to anybody, w/ no moral obligation, as long as you can get off on it……..
How ’bout you do what Charlie Hebdo did…Get off on that…LMAO…
Wonder if you’ll scream your sissy little @$$ off for Due Process after these “insurgents” show up at your doublewide…???….LMAO…
Maybe you can call RonPaul, and he’ll tell them you blame America for them beheading your ignoramus @$$…Hahahahahaha…
You cannot serve two masters…no matter what kind of Bull-S#!t they fill you idiots with at the NLC…(National Liberal-Tarian Convention)…
If you bury your head up your @$$ regarding evil and vile Islamic zealots…that is no protection…no matter if Hillary and Obama say so….You have no freedom if you’re too scared to call wrong, wrong…
“You have no freedom if you’re too scared to call wrong, wrong…”
Idiot. The Patriot Act and NDAA have taken our freedoms, so in a sense, the terrorists are winning.
Tango’s head will explode! 3-2-1…
It only took your freedom if you are a criminal trying to hurt people. Dumb@$$. Obama did not need the Patriot Act and NDAA to persecute using the IRS…did he???
What about Obamacare…that may be the biggest attack on freedom in the history of the US..
My God, for ONCE could you stay on topic?!?
FITS and the Paul lunatics will blame Israel soon.
The very definition
My sentiments as well, Fits!
For those of the “Coexist” bumper sticker crowd … what part of “convert or die” do you not understand?
Every time I see one of those on the back of a car being driven by a lesbian of an effete man I want to cut them off, drag them out off their stupid Prius or Honda element and beat some sense into them – wait, did I say that out loud?
My bumper sticker says-Jesus Loves You.Everybody Else Thinks You’re An Asshole
I have a tee shirt that says “Jesus loves you but I’m his favorite”. I once started a performance review with a poorly performing subordinate with the phrase “…at least Jesus loves you…” (that was in my sacrilegious days).
I have one that says “Jesus loves black lesbian Jewish Communist Nazi liberals on welfare more than he does you!”
I’m pretty sure an omniscient, omnipotent, omnipresent God loves us all equally “…but that’s funny right there, I don’t care who you are…”.
For those of you paying attention to this silliness, I am not advocating an “all roads lead to Heaven” doctrine, just have a little fun.
Not bad. How many did those radical Islamists in Paris buy from ya, if any? T-Shirts?
They hate and deny Christ just like you-no difference.
I love and confess Christ – you must have me mixed up with someone else.
How many do you want?
I’ve taken to wearing my “INFIDEL” t-shirt to the gym of late, and it’s having the desired effect. The level of stinkeye sent my way has increased about 1000%.
I’ve been writing slogans for years.The two most popular are,’Still Pissed At Yoko’and ‘I’m Here About The Blowjob’,still in print after 20+ years.I guess those really tapped into the zeitgeist…
Having worked with some of those people I can concur. LOL
The bumper sticker on my Honda says “Legalize Freedom”
The one on my Prius says “You can’t even GIVE AWAY a Hummer on 20 Mark Straße in Kaiserslautern”… it’s got a silhouette of a busty nekkid gal on her knees at the end with one hand next to her mouth.
It’s called 80 Mark Straße today, but it’s meant for the old fucks that think it’s manly to drive a Hummer, and would remember its original name.
Few chickenhawks on this site have any idea where Kaiserslautern is, let alone how to pronunciate it.
K town is where everyone used to get their stereo shit.
Wow we’re grease down “War Story Lane” tonight aren’t we? I was in “K Town” six months ago.
How would you know that? You’ve expounded on your revulsion and hatred of the miltary ad nauseum…..you must have been a dependent over there.
I enlisted. 72-76.. E-5, honorable discharge.
See kids? Multiculturalism does work!
We really need to have a calm, serious conversation about the very obvious fact that multiculturalism does not work.
We need to say to all immigrants coming to any country that if they know they cannot, for whatever reason, assimilate into the culture they are entering, they need to think hard about their decision…because they will be expected to assimilate.
Europe would be better off if the jobs they needed these immigrants to do had gone to their homelands.
Or, Europe has been taking these people in for the 40 years that American jobs have been disappearing. I wonder why they never recruited for blue collar jobs in America. Black and white Americans have grown up in a society that is an outgrowth of European thought. Assimilation would have been much easier. They would have been much better off coming here for employees.
Something bad happened in,France.Are we supposed to bother with world news,now? You’re wrong.You live in a world of irrational idiocy.
Organized religion is responsible for a whole host of the world’s problems. Most believers of any religion are CONVINCED that only THEY are the enlightened ones. The Bible, the Koran….so much commanded violence in those books.
I challenge you to show us where the New Testament encourages or commands violence by Christians. Christianity is based on the New Testament.
Not that the freedoms delineated in the Bill of Rights are Sharia compliant, but that does present an underlying reason for muhhamedins’ hatred for the US. Review the Islamic doctrine of hoodna, that it is allowable to lie to infidels, even about your birth certificate.
Fundamentalist Christian Dominionists think the same way, that lying is fine if it gets you to your goal of theocracy.