By Martin Mawyer
Type the word “Muslim” into any news aggregator after the Nov. 13 Paris terrorist attacks and you’re going to see headlines that follow a predictable theme:
The true victims of Friday night’s massacre were not the Parisian westerners who were simply eating, enjoying a sporting event or listening to music before they were slaughtered. The true victims were … Muslims!
The “Woe is me,” “I fear for my life!” “They hate me,” “Our religion has been hijacked,” publicity spin is back in full swing.
The headlines are typical:
“French Muslims Have Been Hurt Too” (NPR). “French Muslims fear reprisals” (Los Angeles Times). “Don’t Blame Paris Attacks on Muslims” (TMZ).
Perhaps my favorite delusional headline comes from a Facebook open letter covered by the Daily Mirror:
“Muslims are no more to blame for Paris than you are.”
After the Paris attacks, the mainstream media, liberal and cowardly politicians and of course the Muslim community want to take the focus off Islam and put it on you. The strategy has worked before and it’s very likely to work again. And it’s very simple:
First, make sure everyone thinks that the terrorist attack had nothing to do with true Islam. Then, make sure people feel sorry for ordinary Muslims who are about to suffer the wrath of so-called “Islamophobes.” Then make sure westerners know that they were the ones who provoked the attack to begin with – through support of Israel, airstrikes in Muslim lands, discriminatory “microaggression” against Muslims in everyday society.
Now that the blame rests solidly on our shoulders, we should feel a desperate need to go out hug the nearest Muslim. Along the way, we should scold anyone who criticizes or blames true Islam for the Paris attacks. Finally, we should get back to our daily lives until the next shouts of Allahu Akbar precede another mass murder.
And that next murderous attack will come. Even the most mentally challenged liberal knows it. But as a country we have lost the narrative on Islam, and thereby risk losing the war.
But not all of us believe the liberal pop narrative – that Islam is a religion of peace, that it’s been hijacked by radical jihadists, that terrorist attacks are really all our own doing.
Most of us know the true narrative:
Islam is NOT compatible with the freedoms, liberties and democratic values of the West – things as basic as the ability of women to be heard and to dress as they choose. It is not inclusive. It seeks to convert or kill all opponents. It wants to create a brutal theocracy. At its root is not a God who gives us freedom to choose good and love, but a bloodthirsty and uncaring tyrant more like something from Hell than Heaven.
Unfortunately, however, we live in a liberal elitist society that unthinkingly, endlessly repeats the question of the late Rodney King: “Can’t we all just get along?”
The answer is No. We cannot all just get along. How do we do this “getting along”? By standing still so we’re easier to shoot?
It was a stupid question then, and it’s a stupid question today. There’s a right side, and a wrong side.
How can we get along with people who can look a man in the face and say he’s a woman? Or who can look at a baby in the womb and call it a fetus, then murder it? Or look at an American flag on a teen’s T-shirt and suspend him for supporting oppression?
How does one “get along” with these people?
And then, of course, how does one “get along” with people whose holy book tells them to kill Jews, Christians and non-Muslims?
The president lectures us that ISIS does not represent Islam, but has hijacked it. Does he think ISIS is the only Islamic terrorist group infecting our world? What about Al-Qaeda? Al Shabaab? Boko Haram? What about the dozens of other Islamist terrorist groups committing mass murder around the world?
How does the president know these groups have hijacked Islam? If anybody has hijacked anything, perhaps it’s the president of the United States who has hijacked American power, ingenuity, tradition, reputation, symbolism and wealth to serve his own maniacal, death-spewing version of Americanism.
Who is he to lecture us on who hijacked what?
Our president, the mainstream media and liberal politicians are all pushing policies that are nothing short of a suicide note. They will get us killed.
If we wait on our traditional guardians of strength, honesty and hope to protect and defend us against this sadistic religion, we might literally get our heads handed back to us in a basket, or our blood splattered on a restaurant floor, or our clothes and limbs blown off at a sporting or concert event.
The smart money is on people remembering these words of Jesus Christ:
“Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth! I came not to bring peace, but a sword.” Matt. 10:34
Got that? Not peace. A sword.
And Jesus adds:
“In fact, the time is coming when anyone who kills you will think they are offering a service to God.” John 16:2
Want hope against Islam? Stop trying to “get along” with people who want to kill you. And at the very least … get a sword.
Martin Mawyer is the Founder and President of Christian Action Network, a non-profit public advocacy and education group based in Lynchburg, Virginia since 1990. He began his career as a freelance journalist and has authored several books, including “Twilight in America: The Untold Story of Islamic Terrorist Training Camps Inside America.” He has produced a number of documentary films, including “Europe’s Last Stand – America’s Final Warning” and “Homegrown Jihad.” Mawyer has appeared on The O’Reilly Factor, Hannity, Larry King Live, Pat Robertson’s 700 Club, NBC’s Today Show, Entertainment Tonight and Fox and Friends. His latest book, “Twilight in America,” co-authored by Patti A. Pierucci, details the activities of Islamic camps scattered throughout the United States operated by The Muslims of America.