It’s the New Normal in the EU: another day, another terrorist attack. A twenty-something with an Islamic sounding name blows himself to bits, taking innocents with him. ISIS crows its responsibility.
Matt Drudge’s links summarize the latest terrorist act:
Parents frantically search for children – or their body parts – to bring sober “closure.” People cry. The media cycles story after story delving into the wherefores and theories and the victims, anything to grab the momentary Drudge headlines and ensure relevance and clicks.
Solemn politicians offer prayers for victims. The site will be sanitized. Make shift flower and candle vigils will eventually be swept. The dead will be buried, and forgotten.
Rush Limbaugh succinctly observes:
“We’re into a pattern here. It’s almost like this is the new norm. This is just something that we’re gonna have to put up with from now on because it doesn’t seem like there’s any effort to stop it. And whenever anybody attempts to mount a serious effort to stop it, they’re slapped down.”
Sadly, Islamic terrorism is no longer novel. It is a growing trend. Islamic terrorism is tolerated. Tolerated by media, by politicians, by Western countries and by Christians. “Tolerance” is political cover for cowardice, an excuse for turning a blind eye to evil. “Tolerance” is a justification for failing to stop such evil. “Tolerance” is a snowflake explanation for failure to engage evil and its ideology of death.
There was a time that Christians did not tolerate Islamic terrorism. They protected people and lands against Islamic attacks. They conquered Islamic generals in the name of Christ. Because of these victories – these defeats of Islamic aggression – Christians were able to live, flourish, and build Western civilization. It is that civilization that continues to bless the rest of the world – including Islamic countries – with innumerable advances in technology, medicine and improvements in the quality of life.
President Donald Trump has called for the defeat of Islamic terrorism and rejection of its culture of death. In his speech at Riyadh Saudi Arabia, President Donald Trump called recent Islamic terrorist attacks “barbaric” and urged Muslim nations to drive out 'terrorists and extremists':
Terrorists do not worship God; they worship death.
If we do not act against this organized terror, then we know what will happen. Terrorism's devastation of life will continue to spread. Peaceful societies will become engulfed by violence. And the futures of many generations will be sadly squandered.
If we do not stand in uniform condemnation of this killing - then not only will we be judged by our people, not only will we be judged by history, but we will be judged by God.
This is not a battle between different faiths, different sects, or different civilizations.
This is a battle between barbaric criminals who seek to obliterate human life, and decent people of all religions who seek to protect it.
This is a battle between Good and Evil.
But we can only overcome this evil if the forces of good are united and strong – and if everyone in this room does their fair share and fulfills their part of the burden.
Terrorism has spread across the world. But the path to peace begins right here, on this ancient soil, in this sacred land. . .
It is a choice between two futures – and it is a choice America CANNOT make for you.
A better future is only possible if your nations drive out the terrorists and extremists. Drive. Them. Out. DRIVE THEM OUT of your places of worship. DRIVE THEM OUT of your communities. DRIVE THEM OUT of your holy land, and DRIVE THEM OUT OF THIS EARTH.
The most recent act of Islamic terrorism in Manchester, England is another sobering reminder that the time of “tolerance” is past. The modern Western world faces an existential threat from Islamic terrorism. President Donald Trump is calling people across all faiths to join the battle between Good and Evil, to joint the battle in defense of Life against the Culture of Death. It is time to engage the Good to defeat Evil.
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