Two separate terrorist attacks by two Muslim individuals in Canada that murdered two soldiers struck terror into the hearts of the Ottawans and the Canadians nationwide. And the political and media elites as usual embrked on the campaign that these killers were maligning the “peaceful” religion of Islam.
The National Post ran the headline, “Its Been A Tough Week For Canadian Moslems”, stating that it was not Islam but a violent quest for power that motivated these two Muslims to carry out those terrorist attacks, ignoring the fact that the sacred texts of Islam are laden with endless violence-inciting commands and exhortations.
Likewise, Justin Trudeau, leader of the opposition Liberal Party, called those attacks an “aberration of your faith... distorted ideological propaganda posing as religion.”
“To our friends and fellow citizens in the Muslim community, Canadians know acts such as these committed in the name of Islam are an aberration of your faith. Continued mutual cooperation and respect will help prevent the influence of distorted ideological propaganda posing as religion. We will walk forward together, not apart.”
But Islam by itself is exactly a “distorted ideological propaganda posing as religion”. And these acts are not an aberration of Islam but the canonical Islam in action. Media is filled with the deception that those terrorist Muslims are just self-radicalized deviants of Islam. The fact of the matter: one who reads the Islamic holy book, the Quran, and acts upon its commands and exhortations will have to do exactly what these so-called self-radicalized Muslims do. It can't be otherwise.
The worst commentary on the two terrorist incidents came from Doug Saunders in the prestigious Globe and Mail, titled “When troubled young men turn to terror, is it ideology or pathology?”, which equated those killer terrorist Muslims to people who suffer from Schizophrenia.
What makes this article so despicable is that Saunders uses the tragedy of mental illness as a cover for mass murder. He smears people suffering from the mental illness of schizophrenia and maligns them as dangerous. He wrote:
“There is a long history of mentally disturbed people – notably those with conditions such as schizophrenia – seeking out narratives to give shape and meaning to the dark impulses that pollute their minds. They occasionally invent such narratives themselves, but are more likely to reach out for a preexisting one. A century ago it was anarchism that attracted disturbed, violent people; then ultra-nationalism; then Marxism; then rightwing anti-government notions; then Islamism – and today we’re just as likely to see any of these manifesting themselves”
It is absolutely nonsensical on Saunders' part that the vast majority of mentally ill people in society do not commit mass murders like the Islamic psychopaths do. In context, a study published in the Time magazine says,
“However, the majority of people with schizophrenia (about 1% of the population) never commit acts of violence. A 2011 review of data on people who had suffered a first episode of psychosis — which is often a sign of schizophrenia (though psychosis is also associated with severe depression and amphetamine or marijuana misuse) — found that 35% had committed some type of violent act. That means that nearly two-thirds were nonviolent. Further, of those who did become violent, fewer than 1% had committed violence severe enough to result in hospitalization or permanent injury”
Saunders goes on to link these 2 Muslim killers with a Justin Borque, who killed three RCMP officers in Moncton in June who had a history of mental-health problems and the sudden adoption of an extreme, angry, anti-authority ideology. He links Michael Adebolajo, who beheaded soldier Lee Rigby last year and Anders Breivik, whose anti-government bombing and shooting rampage in Norway killed 77. Saunders mentions Nidal Malik Hasan who shot up the Fort Hood military base in Texas quoting Joe Lieberman, then head of the Homeland Security Committee, asked: “Some have called Major Hasan a terrorist, while others have described him as a deeply troubled man. Where do you come down?”
The fact is: What unites all these Muslims—from Mohammed Atta, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed of the 911 attacks, to Major Hasan, the Brothers Tsarnaey Boston Marathon Massacre, al-Shabaab Kenya mall massacre, Michael Adebolajo, Boko Haram and ISIS—is that they are just following the teachings of the Quran and the Sunna of Muhammad. Islam is the fuse that lights the bombs in the minds of these killers to go out and cause mayhem and strike terror just as Muhammad did in his 62 massacres.
Bukhari V4852N220: “Allah’s Apostle (Prophet Muhammad) said, “I have been made victorious with terror”
Quran 3:151: "Soon shall We cast terror into the Hearts of the Unbelievers"
Muhammad was a mass murderer. He killed over 3,000 and raped thousands more. He was the first ISIS.
What makes Islam so disgustingly evil is that it poses as the message directly from the almighty God and turn otherwise good people into murderous monsters. It is central to Islam that God transmitted every word of the Quran to Angel Gabriel to be re transmitted to Muhammad. The verse 3:151 quoted above, urging Muslims to “cast terror into the Hearts of the Unbelievers" is the word of God. The Quran is filled with many verses far worse then this one. For example:
Verse 47.4: “So when you meet those who disbelieve [in battle], strike [their] necks until, when you have inflicted slaughter upon them, then secure their bonds, and either [confer] favor afterwards or ransom [them] until the war lays down its burdens. That [is the command]. And if Allah had willed, He could have taken vengeance upon them [Himself], but [He ordered armed struggle] to test some of you by means of others. And those who are killed in the cause of Allah - never will He waste their deeds.
Verse 5:33: “The only reward of those who make war upon Allah and His messenger and strive after corruption in the land will be that they will be killed or crucified, or have their hands and feet on alternate sides cut off, or will be expelled out of the land. Such will be their degradation in the world, and in the Hereafter theirs will be an awful doom” or
Sura 8.12-13: “...I shall cast terror into the hearts of the infidels. Strike off their heads, strike off the very tips of their fingers!”
Quran 8:17: “It is not ye who Slew them; it is God; when thou threwest a handful of dust, it was not Thy act, but God’s…..”
Quran 8:67: “It is not for any prophet to have captives until he hath made slaughter in the land. Ye desire the lure of this world and Allah desireth (for you) the Hereafter, and Allah is Mighty, Wise.”
When one believes in a God giving such barbarous commands to His followers, one cannot but engage in terrorist attacks like the two Canadian Jihadis causing mayhem and casting terror in the heart of the masses.
It is gross injustice to equate the Islam-inspired mass-murderers and terrorists to the mentally ill patients, the unfortunate victims of genetic and physical disabilities – primarily because they do not commit murderous acts like the Islamic radicals do. History presents us with ample instances that evil ideologies turn the most normal and intelligent persons into murderous terrorists. We have seen how Nazism turned good Germans into horrendous murderers, how communism turn the nice, kind and very intelligent of people in societies into horrendous murderers. And Islam is exactly one such evil and murderous ideology having stronger appeal and potency.