And before you get started, let me categorically state that Islam is not a religion. Religions celebrate life. Islam celebrates death – and the more horribly graphic the death the better. Even assuming some people are depraved enough to enjoy watching a man burn to death, why would they video-tape it and broadcast it to the world?
The answer is "they are Muslims." This evil is not new to the world. It has existed as long as Islam has existed. It took the Muslims 13 years, from 652 to 665, to conquer all of North Africa. It took them only seven years, from 711 to 718, to conquer the entire Christian empire of Spain. How did they accomplish these feats? By cowing the populace with wholesale beheadings of people and burning people to death. By terrorism.
It took the Spanish Christians 700 years to reclaim the territory the Muslims had overrun in seven years – because the Christians were unwilling to practice the Islamic tactic of terrorist blitzkrieg.
Pretendent (sic) Obama has responded to this most recent atrocity perpetrated by his fellow Muslims with the following admonition to Christians: "Lest we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ."
Bull Scat! Mr. President. Even if that assertion were true, what some long dead people did 1,000 or 800 years ago does not justify your Muslim brothers burning a man to death and publishing a video recording of the event!
A month or so ago, I was discussing the Muslim situation in America with a West Texas Rancher friend of mine. If you've ever been to West Texas, you will be familiar with the bluntness of these people who live in day-to-day competition with a hostile land. I thought my friend's assessment of the situation was worth passing on to you. I hope it will enlighten you as it has me.
“Here in west Texas I have rattlesnakes on my place, living among us. I have killed rattlesnakes on the front porch, on the back porch, in the barn, in the shop, and on the driveway.
"In fact, I kill every rattlesnake I can find. I don't kill rattlesnakes because I hate rattlesnakes. I kill rattlesnakes because I know a rattlesnake will bite me and inject me with poison. I don’t stop to wonder why a rattlesnake will bite me. I know it will bite me because it's a rattlesnake and that's what rattlesnakes do.
"I don't try to convince other folks that rattlesnakes are actually peace loving creatures that just want to be left alone to live in peace. Mainly because folks around here know rattlesnakes pretty well, and they would just laugh at me.
"We know you can't reason with a rattlesnake. We know we can't find a way to live with rattlesnakes and convince them not to bite us. We know we can't change rattlesnakes into non-poisonous rat snakes. A rattlesnake is a rattlesnake, and there's only one thing you can do with it. Kill it!
"Do I fear rattlesnakes? No! Do I respect what they can do to me? Yes! And because of that respect, I kill them wherever I find them.”
Maybe as a country we should start recognizing that these jihadists among us are like rattlesnakes – or worse. And maybe we should start to treat them like what they are.