From Young Cons: Okay, just to be clear, the one thing I never expected to see in my lifetime was a message between an ISIS terrorist and a liberal progressive, and I’m sure most of you felt the same way.
However, this just happened (or did it?)…
Iraqi immigrant and human rights activist Faisal Saeed al Mutar posted an imagined conversation between an ISIS terrorist and a “progressive.”
“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-loathing, have attempted to shift blame inwardly on themselves, denying the terrorists even the satisfaction of claiming responsibility.
It’s like a bad Monty Python sketch:
“We did this because our holy texts exhort us to to do it.”
“No you didn’t.”
“Wait, what? Yes we did…”
“WHAT!? Did you even read our official statement? We give explicit Quranic justification. This is jihad, a holy crusade against pagans, blasphemers, and disbelievers.”
“No, this is definitely not a Muslim thing. You guys are not true Muslims, and you defame a great religion by saying so.”
“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.”
“Nope. We created you. We installed a social and economic system that alienates and disenfranchises you, and that’s why you did this. We’re sorry.”
“What? Why are you apologizing? We just slaughtered you mercilessly in the streets. We targeted unwitting civilians – disenfranchisement doesn’t even enter into it!”
“Listen, it’s our fault. We don’t blame you for feeling unwelcome and lashing out.”
“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.”
“No, we nourished your extremism. We accept full blame.”
“OMG, how many people do we have to kill around here to finally get our message across?”
So, we’re clear that socialists don’t have a clue, correct?
Also, we’re crystal on what true Islam preaches, yes?
The thing to remember is that this is an “imagined conversation” as the very beginning of the article would suggest.
If a liberal progressive and a radical Islamic fanatic were to truly meet face to face, one of those people would walk away from the conversation without one or both hands.