Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam.
Gun violence did not kill 49 people in Orlando. Guns, no matter whether you call them “assault rifles” or “weapons of war”, do not independently kill anyone. No gun, by any name, walks into a gay bar and shoots people. No more than box cutters slash the throats of stewardesses independently or passenger planes fly themselves into the World Trade Center.
When a Muslim terrorist shoots up a gay bar, it’s not gun violence. It’s Islamic terrorism.
The media insists that a ban on Muslim migration is unconstitutional, but a ban on a right protected by the Bill of Rights is. The Bill of Rights does not provide a right for foreigners to migrate to America. It does protect the right of Americans to defend themselves from Muslim terrorism with firearms.
Blaming our Bill of Rights for Muslim terrorism is an attack on our rights and freedoms. Blaming Muslims for Muslim terrorism is just reality. And acknowledging that reality will protect our rights and freedoms far better than the widespread violations of our rights and freedoms caused by Muslim migration that are embodied in such institutions as the NSA and the TSA.
Blaming guns for Orlando is as fundamentally foolish as blaming passenger jets for 9/11.
We can ban guns, but the largest Muslim terrorist mass murder of Americans in history was carried out with box cutters. Muslim terrorists have killed Americans with pressure cooker bombs, with cars and with box cutters. Were those acts of “box cutter violence” or “pressure cooker violence”?
Or were they Muslim terrorism?
After the Boston Marathon bombing, some stores removed pressure cookers from their displays. But was the massacre really the fault of the pressure cookers? Should we be suspicious of pressure cooker owners? Should there be waiting periods for pressure cooker owners so that they can blow off steam before they get their hands on a cooking implement?
Gun violence is a euphemism, which like all euphemisms for Muslim terrorism, justifies depriving the entire country wholesale of its civil rights to avoid identifying and localizing the source of the problem.
Muslim terrorists are not the only ones who kill people with guns. But they are the only ones pursuing an organized campaign to kill us with any and all weapons, through a mad multiplicity of techniques. There have been underwear bombers and shoe bombers. They have put bombs in soda cans and explored the possibility of placing them in breast implants. Rectal suicide bombers exist side by side with bombs tainted with diseased blood. The Via Rail Muslim terror plotters wanted to trigger an underground volcano.
If they had succeeded, would that have been volcanic violence?
If there’s a horrible means of killing a lot of people, some Muslim terrorist somewhere will hit on it and try to make it work. To stop them by banning inanimate objects, we would have to ban everything.
And even if we did ban everything, they would still find something.
Islamic terrorists locked up in Guantanamo Bay throw their feces, urine and vomit at guards. Is that “urinary violence” or is it just more of the same mad pathological Muslim violence?
America does not need gun control. It needs Muslim control.
We can either ban guns, box cutters, shoes, underwear, pressure cookers, underground volcanoes and bodily fluids… or we can put a stop to the terror tidal flow of Muslim migrants into America.
Euphemisms will not deal with the problem we are facing. All that they ever do is obscure it.
Our problems are not abstractions like “gun violence” or “homophobia”. Generalized homophobia did not kill 49 people in Orlando. Islamic law which calls on Muslims to enforce the credo of Sharia law, “enjoining what is good and forbidding what is evil”, caused the carnage.
Abstractions don’t kill people. Concrete commands do.
Omar Mateen’s belief that gay people should be killed wasn’t caused by mental instability. Not unless the countries of Iran, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Mauritania, Yemen and a number of other Muslim tyrannies are insane. All of these countries have the death penalty for homosexuality. Not to mention the Islamic State, which throws gay men off buildings.
Islamic countries don’t just dislike gay people or refuse to recognize gay marriage. They kill them.
That’s not homophobia. That’s murder. And that’s what happened in Orlando.
Iran has executed 6,000 gay men and women. That’s the same newly “moderate” country which liberals have been celebrating and which Obama has lavished billions of dollars on. Obama is even aiding the Shiite militias in Iraq which are murdering gay people. Every time Obama helps the Shiite militias “liberate” another part of Iraq from ISIS, the only thing that the gay Iraqis on the ground know is that either side will kill them if it finds them.
These are not abstractions like “homophobia”. They’re Islam.
Obama has shaken the hands of countless Muslim leaders who are responsible for killing more gay people than Omar Mateen. When he preaches about “homophobia” and “hate crimes”, gay people might want to remember that these are standards that he does not apply to Muslims.
That is why he can condemn abstractions like “gun violence” or “homophobia” in Orlando, rather than the concrete hatred in Islam that actually led to the massacre.
There is a very simple solution to Muslim terrorism. We can’t get rid of every object that some Muslim terrorist might find a way to kill Americans with. We can stop Muslim migration to America.
We can eliminate our entire Bill of Rights while fighting abstract ghosts and shadows or we can come to grips with the fact that Islam is a hateful ideology which preaches the murder of non-Muslims. Gays are just one entry on a long list of people whom Muslims want to kill. And as long as the Muslim population in the United States continues to grow, these acts of terror will continue happening year after year.
Obama claims that calling Islamic terrorism by its name will accomplish nothing. It will accomplish everything. To deal with a problem, you have to identify it. If you can’t identify Islamic terrorism, then you have to spend your time banning everything that some nameless group of Muslim terrorists might want to use to kill someone for reasons that we can’t discuss except in abstract terms.
We can either blame inanimate objects for the things that Muslims do with them. Or we can start dealing with the perpetrators instead.