“Pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our consciences, but shouts in our pains. It is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world.”
~ C.S. Lewis
By Mr. Curmudgeon:
It is metal, 17-inches wide and 5-feet long. The object was found wedged in a narrow 18-inch gap separating two New York City buildings. Friday, the FBI and the National Transportation Safety Board identified it as part of a landing gear from one of the hijacked passenger airliners that crashed into the World Trade towers, killing 3,000 Americans when the structures collapsed on September 11, 2001. One of the buildings that masked the object’s existence for 12 years is today’s controversial “Ground Zero Mosque.”
In its editorial commemorating the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the New York Times said: “… America has not been enlarged in the years that have passed … Our civic life is tainted by a rise in [Islamic] xenophobia that betrays our best ideals.”
When news broke that bombs exploded at the Boston Marathon, killing three and injuring more than 200, the media swung into multi-culti damage control. “It’s a familiar race against time for Muslim groups,” said USA Today, “Almost as soon as the smoke cleared around Copley Square, they knew from long experience that some would immediately point the finger of blame in their direction.” Though predominantly secular, many of the media’s deep thinkers openly wished … prayed, really … that the bombers were white, over-taxed, over-regulated, gun-toting, Christian, card-carrying members of the Tea Party.
When one Chechen jihadist was killed and another captured in connection with the Boston bombings, President Obama warned Americans “not to rush to judgment – not about the motivations of these individuals; certainly not about entire groups of people.”
Echoing the media and President Obama’s saccharine multiculturalist sentiments, Zubeidat Tsarnaev, mother of the alleged Boston bombers, told the London Daily Mail she believed her sons were “targeted” because “they were Muslim.” Oh, I almost forgot, mommy Tsarnaev is on the CIA’s terrorist watch list … and was 18 months prior to the Boston bombings.
“My oldest son is killed, so I don’t care,” said the Chechen mother, “I don’t care if my youngest son is going to be killed today. I want the world to hear this. And, I don’t care if I am going to get killed too. And I will say Allahu Akbar!”
According to the nations’ multicultural police (the FBI), 2011 saw “1,480 victims of an anti-religious hate crime.” The vast majority were committed against Jews and Christians, which together totaled 72.3%. Violence aimed at Muslims was 12.5%.
That same year, the FBI investigated Tamerlan Tsarnaev – later killed in a shootout with Boston police – at the request of the Russian government, which was suspicious of Tamerlan’s visits to the Muslim enclaves in the North Caucasus region of Russia. “The FBI found nothing to substantiate Russian allegations that [Tamerlan] Tsarnaev was a follower of radical Islam who was preparing to join unspecified radical groups,” said the Reuters News Service. The FBI was apparently too busy compiling anti-Muslim hate-crime statistics to notice Tamerlan’s YouTube video tributes to radical Islam.
Back in New York City, meanwhile, a passing married couple wondered why police had cordoned off a building in their fair city with yellow crime-scene tape. They were surprised to hear that a piece from a hijacked 9/11 airplane was discovered in a narrow 18-inch gap separating the Ground Zero Mosque from a neighboring structure. “Wow! What a coincidence!” Jeffrey Adams exclaimed to a reporter from the Los Angeles Times. “Maybe too much of a coincidence,” added his wife. She told the Times she feared the discovery “might give conspiracy theorists an opening to point fingers at the Islamic center.”
The confused and politically correct Mrs. Adams fails to realize that the object in question, hidden for twelve years, is no more a product of coincidence or “conspiracy theorists” than are the metal fragments that killed and maimed spectators at the Boston Marathon. It is a tangible, three dimensional reminder that the judgments and motivations of radical Islamists to target “entire groups of people” continues unabated despite the foolish efforts of some to pretend otherwise.
“Coincidence,” said Albert Einstein, “is God’s way of remaining anonymous.”
Allah, on the other hand, is anything but subtle.