I received a Facebook message about the negativity of reporting on the migrants on Jihad Watch. A Facebook Friend stated: “Interesting. Now, please tell us the POSITIVE things of these MIGRANTS…No? Reason for posting this- if it is true?- Lord, have mercy.”
At first I thought: go do some yoga and count your blessings as a citizen of our free country, and shut up. Isn’t it obvious why I am writing about this? Clearly this individual has no regard for genuine victims of the most brutal human rights crimes, but only for personal touchy-feely emotions.
There are widespread, public news reports which are not based on bigotry or opposing a helping hand to refugees in need because they are Muslim refugees. That would be not only ignorant but a basic violation of decency and humanitarian duty, not to mention lack of appreciation of human rights in a democratic nation built on immigration, with the recognition that there is a history of hard-working refugees in our midst who have also contributed enormously to Western societies.
No one has fun writing about people having their heads lopped off and children getting raped, yet it is the reality on the ground that Jihadists are practicing a kind of barbarism unmatched by anyone else in recent history. To recap some of what I have recently featured on Jihad Watch — headlines in recent Muslim migrant news that ruffled a feather (maybe two): Islamic State jihadis stealing blood from civilians; Jihad groups acquiring cyber capability to bring major cities to standstill; parents of Islamic State suspect (“Jihadi Jack”) remanded in custody for terrorism; Christians ordered to “pray in silence” so as not to offend Muslim migrants; young women burned alive by Islamic State captors for refusing them sex; and the aftermath of Merkel’s open door? 70,000 crimes committed or attempted by migrants in Germany.
I must state that these blogs and reports have been mostly greeted with positive responses from people who were grateful for the information. Kudos to these fellow warriors for their righteousness and clarity of insight.
To state the obvious: we don’t let our children wander the streets at night, more so in some neighborhoods. The reason for reporting on atrocities that are being committed at alarming rates by the Muslim migrants should also be obvious, and we should be eager to learn from these facts, putting aside our emotions.
How many Westerners want our cities and countries to become replicas of Islamic states, with the full range of all the atrocities committed in them? We’re on our way there, folks, unless we hold leaders accountable; those who should be protecting the citizens of our countries from bloodthirsty criminals and people who are encroaching upon our freedoms and safety.
I once covered a court case of a biker who put a gun to a four-year-old’s head and pulled the trigger, and also killed the child’s mom. Why was this necessary to report? Shouldn’t that have been kept silent, in order to be more “positive” in reporting? It was reported on because it happened. Such reporting provides information and insight on crime to enable citizens to be cautious around certain people.
There are those among us who, if they receive a medical diagnosis of cancer or heart disease, refuse to accept it, lashing out at the doctor or making the lives of those around them miserable because they choose not to adhere to necessary measures to restore their health. Their counterparts are those who lash out at reporters and opinion writers for not reporting what they would like to hear. Rather than support those who issue valid warnings and who historically labored for their freedoms and security, they take aim at the messenger, while exonerating the most violent perpetrators of crimes against innocent victims, all for some self-aggrandizing personal psychological reason — usually such people point out historic racism by the white man. Some of these people cannot fathom modern-day truth about the bloodthirsty hatred and evil zeal of Jihadists, who ultimately aim to destroy our freedoms in the name of a religion that is historically rooted in war and conquest; and most importantly, is still carrying out that war today, both militarily and insidiously. And since 1948, Muslims have killed over 10 million of their co-religionists, as well as thousands of non-Muslims.
Westerners want to feel safe and be safe, but that comes with law and order. Evil thrives in the darkness of ignorance and concealment, and it gains momentum in weaving a web around those without the knowledge or wherewithal to oppose it. With knowledge, we are without excuse.
There is a pattern among those who accuse others for delivering so-called “negative messages”. The toughest to state is that they demonstrate no empathy for the innocent victims. They are saturated in their own emotions and caught in a limited world in which they forget that they and their loved ones are safe on the backs of others who do the fighting for them. They point out such transgressions as “police brutality” and the racism of “colonialists”, and they blame Western societies for the world’s ills, without knowledge of the history of violence and racism among visible minority groups that still exists, or interest in educating themselves about it. Yet that violence and racism, such as what we see throughout Islamic states and now also in Europe, which has flung open its doors to Muslim refugees, is far worse.
The victimology narrative trafficks in us-versus-them rhetoric, ignoring the evolution of Western and European societies into models of human rights and constitutional rule. Those who propagate the victimology narrative are happy that we are now protected against the past horrors of black slavery, the Japanese internment, colonialism, and the like, all the while ignoring the modern-day crimes in Islamic states that are committed against women, girls, Christians and other infidels. These people are accepting the humiliating messages of perpetual victimhood and a kind of psychological ghettoization long after the shackles have been shed.
Indeed, racism (and colorism) exists in all spheres of civilization, and it needs to be effectively battled, but choice follows knowledge. The news stories about migrant crimes are intended to inspire concern for the protection of innocents, and for our safety and freedom, which are now at stake in this paramount battle we face in the war on terror, both stealthy and violent. Many have paid a high price for the freedoms that we take for granted. Jihad Watch and other publications that provide the truth about the War on Terror and the Jihad ideology (which is coming for the West, and in fact is already on our soil, with a mounting number of victims) are to be applauded and supported. Whatever venom useful idiots want to spew, they are enemies of our democracy, and they are to be differentiated from those who genuinely want to learn. Let them greet Islamic State militants and put their families in harm’s way of Jihadists who are indoctrinated in hate and supremacism, and let’s see if their imprudent opinions will remain the same.