ISIS or Islam: Which Breeds Terrorism?The irony of the non-terrorist affiliated murders of Atheist bloggers in southeast Asia is lost on the People Of The Narrative. "Nothing to do with Islam" is the Narrative's Mantra. Whenever you hear that phrase, you can identify the person promoting it as holding the value of Narrative over Truth, to the death.
The larger problem is that regular Muslims who are not called “Taliban,” “Boko Haram,” “al-Qaeda,” “ISIS,” ad infinitum, commit similar acts, and much more frequently.
Although the “Taliban” was behind the recent Easter Day massacre, everyday Muslims also discriminate against, persecute, enslave, rape, and murder Christians every day in Pakistan (click here for a typical month).
Everyday Muslims who burned a young Christian couple alive due to unsubstantiated rumors that they had insulted Muhammad. Every day, Muslims regularly rape and sometimes murder Christian girls (and boys) because they are subhuman “infidels.”
Those who slaughtered 500 Christians last month in Nigeria were not “Boko Haram.” They were un-affiliated (but Muslim) herdsmen.
Likewise, “Northern Muslim political and religious elite are also major actors of targeted violence towards the Christian minority.”
Although ISIS claimed the Brussels attack, everyday Muslims ban, burn, bomb, and urinate on churches, and as in Pakistan and other Muslim majority nations, target non-Muslim European women for rape on the basis that they are subhuman “infidels.”
The media likes covering this horror when terrorist groups are responsible for especially spectacular attacks, because the media can follow with the customary admonition that they “have nothing to do with Islam.” But few dare acknowledge when Muslims in general engage in acts of violence and intolerance against non-Muslims.
According to a recent study, Muslims -- of all races, nationalities, languages, and socio-political and economic circumstances, hardly just “terror groups” -- are responsible for persecuting Christians in 41 of the 50 worst nations to live in as a Christian.
These statistics are consistent with a recent Pew poll finding that in 11 countries alone, at least 63 million and as many as 287 million Muslims support ISIS.
Similarly, 81% of respondents to an Al Jazeera poll supported the Islamic State.
What “extremist,” “terrorist,” and “militant” groups (that “have nothing to do with Islam”) are doing is but the tip of the iceberg of what Muslims are doing all around the world.