What Creed Demanded These Children Be Killed?

Posted on Fri 12/19/2014 by

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Bolt New 01By Andrew Bolt ~

The Sydney chocolate shop murders were in no way the worst atrocities committed by Islamists this week:

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These heartbreaking images above show the innocent victims gunned down by in a Taliban raid on a Pakistani school that left 148 children dead as grief-stricken families bury their dead and spoke of their dreams.

The child killers:

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A claim:

A military source told NBC News that the attackers were wearing police uniforms and suicide vests.

“They burnt a teacher in front of the students in a classroom,” he said. “They literally set the teacher on fire with gasoline and made the kids watch.”

UPDATE

This just in:

More than 185 people, including women and children, have been kidnapped by Boko Haram fighters in northeast Nigeria.

Gunmen killed 32 people during the attack in the remote village of Gumsuri in Borno state – the latest in a string of abductions by the Islamist group.

In April, Boko Haram, whose name means ‘Western education is sinful’, abducted more than 200 girls from a school in Chibok, only 15 miles from Gumsuri.

UPDATE 2

Alan Johnson has had enough of the pathetic excuses Western leaders make for Islam:

“There is nothing in Islam that justifies acts of terror.” (Prime Minister David Cameron reacting to the beheading of British soldier Lee Rigby by two Islamists who shouted “Allahu Akbar” and quoted 22 verses from the Koran.)

“They don’t represent Islam or Muslims in Britain or anywhere else in the world.” (David Cameron’s reaction to the massacre by Islamists in Nairobis’s Westgate shopping centre of anyone who failed to name the mother of the founder of Islam or recite verses from the Koran.)

“This hateful ideology has nothing to do with Islam… Let the message go out that we know Islam is a religion of peace.” (Theresa May’s speech to Conservative Party Conference, 2014.)

Islamic State has “nothing to do with the great religion of Islam, a religion of peace.” (David Cameron, denying any connection between the creation of an Islamic caliphate and Islam.)

“[The massacre in Pakistan] is nothing to do with one of the world’s great religions – Islam, which is a religion of peace.” (Prime Minister David Cameron speaking after a group of Taliban gunmen murdered 141, including 132 children at a school in northern Pakistan.)

Please. Enough.

The mantra that Islamism “has nothing to do with Islam” is well-intentioned. It aims to delegitimise the terrorists and strengthen the vast majority of Muslims who oppose terror. It is no doubt what the “comms” experts are telling the Prime Minister to say. But they are wrong. The unthinking, kneejerk, pro-forma and near-Orwellian denial of the deep and manifold connections between Islam and Islamism has to stop…

Listen instead to Perry Anderson, writing in the flagship journal of the Western left, New Left Review: “Since Muhammad clearly enjoins jihad against infidels in Holy Places, latter­day Salafism – notwithstanding every effort of Western, or pro­Western, commentators to euphemise the Prophet’s words – is on sound scriptural grounds, embarrassing though this undoubtedly is to the moderate majority of Muslims.”

Here is what we can’t ignore any longer: religious reform is essential if Islam is to overcome what the great Muslim scholar Bassam Tibi calls its “predicament with modernity”.

Until we admit that Islam has such a predicament, admit that the Islamists exploit that predicament to radicalise, and admit that when they do they can point to canonical sources (even if it is also true that moderates can point to other sources, and more of them) then we are not going to win.

Andrew Bolt is a journalist and columnist writing for The Herald Sun in Melbourne Victoria Australia.

Andrew Bolt’s columns appear in Melbourne’s Herald Sun, Sydney’s Daily Telegraph and Adelaide’s Advertiser. He runs the most-read political blog in Australia and hosts Channel 10’s The Bolt Report each Sunday at 10am. He is also heard from Monday to Friday at 8am on the breakfast show of radio station MTR 1377, and his book  Still Not Sorry remains very widely read.

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