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European Union: Don’t Label Muslim Terrorists as Muslim
By Todd Strandberg
The European Union’s Brussels headquarters has asked the British government to bar the media from identifying Muslims terrorists as being Muslim. If witnesses recall a terrorist scream “Allahu akbar!” or asking people if they’re Muslim before opening fire, the press is now expected to play dumb in their reporting.
The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) justified this attack on free speech by saying there has been an increase in hate speech and racist violence over the past seven years. Pointing a finger at the press, ECRI Chair Christian Ahlund, said, “It is no coincidence that racist violence is on the rise in the UK at the same time as we see worrying examples of intolerance and hate speech in the newspapers, online and even among politicians.”
It’s absolutely stunning that leaders in European would think that Islamophobia is a problem. The reason why there is an increase in racial strife is because of Muslims are attacking people. If a follower of Muhammad goes into a restaurant and kills 20 people, it’s common sense to identify his religion. He didn’t kill those people because he thought the food was bad. His faith is what motivated him to carry out his heinous act.
When I read in the news that Jamel Ahmed Mohammed Ali Al-Badawi is wanted by the FBI for conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction, it’s all too easy to guess that he’s Muslim.
Last Week, German police units were hunting for a man suspected of planning a bomb attack. I didn’t need to know he was Syrian-born, his name was Jaber Albakr, or that he had internet contact with the ISIS to conclude he was Muslim. The words “bomb attack” was all I needed to know that there was a connection to a certain Middle East based religion.
One common argument for avoiding the Muslim label is that if we don’t mention the name of their religion, Islamists won’t be inflamed to carry out more acts of terror. Muslims don’t murder people because they feel oppressed. They’re motivated by the idea that the killing of infidels is a useful way to advance their religion.
Our unwillingness to link Islam to terrorism only make the problem worse. What we should be doing is condemning Islam every time one of its followers carries out a terrorist act. If a Christian Minister openly endorsed terrorism, the hate crime laws would put him in jail.
The practice of banning the link between Islam and terrorism is already at work on the Internet. Several search engines have blocked words that relate to Muslim terrorism. Last week, I was trying to find an article I saw on Drudge Report. I typed in about a dozen different phrases and nothing came up. When I switched to Yahoo, twenty stories instantly popped up.
This censorship has even found its way to images of Muslim terrorists. Several French news organizations have said they will no longer publish photographs of people responsible for terrorist killings, to avoid bestowing “posthumous glorification.”
I don’t buy this glorification argument. There are thousands of photos of Adolf Hitler, and don’t see them giving him glory. He has become the opposite—a symbol of evil. The French papers decided not show images of terrorists because they got into trouble over their coverage of the attack on Nice. Instead of showing photos of Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel in his Muslim clothes, they went with alluring images of him working out at the gym.
I can only wonder what will be the end of this craziness. If we continue along this path, the press will start censoring the coverage of major terrorist attacks. The murder of 49 people at the Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida shows we are headed in that direction. The attack occurred in June and the media has already dropped all coverage of what was the deadliest mass shooting by a single gunman in U.S. history.
I think the reason why the devil has been working so hard to shield Islam from criticism is because of his plans for the Harlot church, where all the major faiths will unite under the leadership of the False Prophet. The extreme measures now being taken to accommodate Islam tells me that the end must be very near.
“And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters: With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication.
So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:
And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration” (Rev. 17:1-6).