As if the BBC were telling anything remotely close to the truth in its reporting about the jihad threat. Like the rest of the mainstream media, it retails politically correct fictions that prevent us from understanding what the jihadis themselves tell us about who they are, what they intend to do, and why they are doing what they’re doing.
Why did the Islamic State jihadis behead Herve Cornara at the Air Products factory in Grenoble? It may have something to do with the fact that the Qur’an says, “When you meet the unbelievers, strike the necks” (47:4).
Why did the Islamic State jihadis strike a Shi’ite mosque in Kuwait? It may have something to do with the fact that the Islamic State is a Sunni entity, and regards Shi’ites as heretical. The Islamic State recently called on Muslims everywhere to make this Ramadan “calamity for the infidels … Shi’ites and apostate Muslims. Muslims everywhere, we congratulate you over the arrival of the holy month. Be keen to conquer in this holy month and to become exposed to martyrdom.” This has nothing to do with Islam?
The Islamic State said that its mass murder at the resort hotel in Tunisia was an “attack upon the nests of fornication, vice and disbelief in God.” This has nothing to do with Islam?
David Cameron continues to counsel willful ignorance and a refusal to understand the stated motives and goals of those who have vowed to destroy us. He is, of course, just following the established line. London Mayor Boris Johnson just said the same thing, and virtually every other Western leader has said it as well. Obama, Tony Abbott, Manuel Valls, Angela Merkel, all of them know that all this Islamic jihad carried out in the name of Islam and in explicit accord with the Qur’an and Muhammad’s example has nothing whatsoever to do with Islam. No one has broken ranks or declared that they’re going to be realistic and call the jihadis what they call themselves, and endeavor to understand them on their own terms so that they can fight against them more effectively. And so the West’s response to the jihad threat remains blind, uninformed, and based on falsehood.
“‘I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State’ – David Cameron unleashes frustration at broadcaster,” by Matt Dathan, Independent, June 29, 2015:
David Cameron has expressed frustration at the BBC over its use of the term Islamic State, saying it gives undue credibility to the “poisonous death cult” that is “seducing” young Britons to go and fight for the terrorist organisation in Syria and Iraq.
He urged the broadcaster to refer to the terrorist group as “Isil” – the abbreviation of the self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
The Prime Minister was speaking after the number of Britons feared dead from the murderous attack by an Islamist gunman on a beach resort in Tunisia on Friday reached 30.
“I wish the BBC would stop calling it ‘Islamic State’ because it is not an Islamic state,” he told the Today programme.
“What it is is an appalling barbarous regime that is a perversion of the religion of Islam and many Muslims listening to this programme will recoil every time they hear the words.
“‘So-called’ or Isil is better,” he added.
He warned that the fight against the barbaric terrorist organisation was “the struggle of our generation,” adding: “We have to fight it with everything we can”.
Except the truth, apparently.