The Religion of Peace is Busting Out All Over

American bigots are always complaining about Islamic violence.  They apparently are incapable of listening to the reasonable and fact-based arguments put forth by their democratically elected monarchs.  George Bush explained to us that Islam was a "religion of peace," and his successor gave us the  valuable lesson in American history that Muslims had been with us from the beginning.  Of course they were, doesn't anyone remember the Terrorists who went by the name of Barbary Pirates?

For all these reasons and many more, American bigots should beware of drawing conclusions from the recent attack in Manchester, England, that left 22 (including an eight year old) dead and others wounded. ISIS--whatever that means--has claimed responsibility for the attack.  Thousands of miles away, an ISIS group was fighting a battle with Philippine troops. People who can remember back that far will recall  Islamic attacks that took place in Paris on April 20, Stockholm on April 7, St. Petersburg (Russia) on April 3, and the knife attack in the Louvre on February 3--though now, for the postmodern chick and child,  we are getting into ancient history.  If some event is not available without effort on Instagram or Twitter, it probably never happened.

Closer to home, in 2017 so far Muslim terrorists have murdered people they never met in Fresno, Denver, and Ft. Lauderdale.  This is only May.  Who knows what further installments of cultural enrichment will be brought to us by our fellow "monotheists"?

But--and here is the silver lining--the deaths attributable to Islamic violence are very small potatoes compared to the victims claimed by inner-city thugs, mostly African-Americans killing other African-Americans, and Mexican and Central American gangs.

If only we had Obama as President again, he would be reassuring us that all these incidents are our fault for not displaying proper kindness and generosity to these poor misunderstood lost souls.  He could be, even now, recruiting college students to take their crusade to purge their institutions of white people to the suburbs and villages where so much bigotry has been spawned by people who claim to be working hard and paying their taxes.  We know better, don't we?

The sooner we can get rid of Donald Trump, the sooner we can get down to the real business of the American people:  eliminating our past, bankrupting small and medium-sized businesses, destroying marriage, and subjugating the evil straight European Christians who created this evil evil country.

Thomas Fleming

Thomas Fleming

Thomas Fleming is president of the Fleming Foundation. He is the author of six books, including The Morality of Everyday Life and The Politics of Human Nature, as well as many articles and columns for newspapers, magazines,and learned journals. He holds a Ph.D. in Classics from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and a B.A. in Greek from the College of Charleston. He served as editor of Chronicles: a Magazine of American Culture from 1984 to 2015 and president of The Rockford Institute from 1997-2014. In a previous life he taught classics at several colleges and served as a school headmaster in South Carolina

8 Responses

  1. Avatar James D. says:

    Fear not, Dr. Fleming. Thousands are turning out for a “vigil of peace” in Manchester. Surely, that will go a long way toward stopping future attacks. Some British politician was advising people to “keep calm and carry on.” What this really means is: “You better get used to this happening with increased frequency, because there is no way in Hades that we are going to stop Muslim immigration or carry out any deportations. You ARE going to be dispossessed, so don’t go and get all bent out of shape about it. Relax. There is nothing you can do about. Smoke a joint, play a video game, watch some sports, and ride it out until its your time to go.”

  2. Avatar Robert Reavis says:

    ‘What this really means is: “You better get used to this happening with increased frequency, because there is no way in Hades that we are going to stop….You ARE going to be dispossessed, so don’t go and get all bent out of shape about it. Relax. There is nothing you can do about. Smoke a joint, play a video game, watch some sports, and ride it out until its your time to go.”

    Jim,
    This is basically the attitude and position deplorables have been instructed to assume for one long generation. It started with,”Who is to say?” and ending very soon one suspects with everybody saying but ” the evil straight European Christians who created this evil evil country.”

  3. Avatar Dot says:

    “… American bigots should beware of drawing conclusions from the recent attack in Manchester, England,…”. The conclusions are not surprising because these types of attacks have almost a 400 year history. The Muslims see this as an incident. Sept 11, 2001 was an incident, an occurrence in Muslim think; it was an attack for non-Muslims. For example, he doctor I worked under called it an incident. It was an attack for the rest of us. And there-in lies the difference. It became more clear to me an in the August 2016 edition of Chronicles Magazine, A Magazine of American Culture, article, Islam, Period by Scott P. Richert, pg. 22 – 23. In the article Dr. Khalid Siddiqui stated that “Islam … is like a pendulum, which can “”swing to the extremes and come back to the middle, but you are still within the .boundaries.” “…..”You can believe someone is a terrorist, and I don’t.””. I think this mind-set allows for attacks such as what happened in Manchester, England, Sept 11, 2016 in the US and elsewhere. I think that mind-set gives the Muslims a lot of free reign.

  4. Avatar Dot says:

    Excuse me, I meant Sept. 11 2001 in second to last sentence.

  5. Avatar Dot says:

    Another error. I meant almost a 1400 year history in the second sentence.

  6. Avatar Joe Porreca says:

    “I knew that no one would kill you quicker than a Muslim if he felt that’s what Allah wanted him to do.”

    –Malcolm X

  7. Avatar George Gaudio says:

    we’ll fight them with hash-tags, flowers and candles. we might even have a parade.

  8. Avatar Robert Reavis says:

    “Closer to home, in 2017 so far Muslim terrorists have murdered people they never met in Fresno, Denver, and Ft. Lauderdale. This is only May. Who knows what further installments of cultural enrichment will be brought to us by our fellow “monotheists”?”

    Has anyone noticed, or am I simply paranoid, the repeated jokes and pictures our honest brokers in the Americna press have made of Melania Trump’s visit to the Vatican and the respect she demonstrated toward the Successor of St. Peter ? One of Trump’s talks in Israel was canceled because certain members of the legislature of our closest ally in the Middle East would have heckled and humiliated him. Heck not even American legislatures do that to visiting dignitaries. She was also chastised by the American press for not wearing a veil before the Saudi Royal family while accepting to follow the Vatican protocol for Pope Francis and her own religion. None of this is important except as a poetic expression of the underlying assumptions Americans make about religion — one is just as good as another except when divinely inspired reporters from the Left decide otherwise.