It must be incredibly frustrating as an Islamic terrorist not to have your views and motives taken seriously by the societies you terrorize, even after you have explicitly and repeatedly stated them.
Even worse, those on the regressive left, in their endless capacity for masochism and self-loafing, have attempted to shift blame inwardly onto themselves, denying the terrorists even the satisfaction of claiming responsibility. It’s like a bad Monty Python sketch:
MUSLIM TERRORIST: “We did this because our Islamic holy texts exhort us to do it.”
WESTERN LEADERS: “No, you didn’t.”
MUSLIM TERRORIST: “Wait, what…yes, we did.”
WESTERN LEADERS: “No, this has nothing to do with the Muslim religion. You guys are just using religion as a front for social and geopolitical reasons.”
MUSLIM TERRORIST: “WHAT? Did you even read our official statement? We provide explicit Quranic justification and documentation. This IS jihad: a holy crusade against pagans, blasphemers, and disbelievers.”
WESTERN LEADERS: “No, this is definitely NOT a Muslim thing. You guys are not true Muslims, and you defame a great religion by saying so.”
MUSLIM TERRORIST: “HUH? Who are you to tell us we’re not true Muslims? Islam is literally at the core of everything we do, and we have implemented the truest, most literal and honest interpretation of its founding texts. It is our very reason for being.”
WESTERN LEADERS: Nope, we created you. It’s our fault. We installed a social and economic system that alienates and disenfranchises you, and that’s why you did this. We are sorry.”
MUSLIM TERRORIST: “What? Why are you apologizing? We just murdered your citizens mercilessly in the streets. We targeted unwitting civilians – ‘disenfranchisement’ doesn’t even enter into it.”
WESTERN LEADERS: “Listen it’s our fault. We don’t blame you for feeling unwelcome and lashing out.”
MUSLIM TERRORIST: Seriously, stop taking credit for this. We worked really hard to pull this off, and we’re not going to let you take it away from us.”
WESTERN LEADERS: “No way. We nourished your extremism and therefore we must accept full blame.
MUSLIM TERRORIST: SHEESH…ALLAH ABOVE! How many more of your people do we have to slaughter around here to finally get our message across that we are doing this in the name of Islam?”
h/t Howard W