Noth­ing ‘peace­ful’ about mur­der

The Washington Times Weekly - - Letters To The Editor - JIM POSMER Polk City, Florida

One would ex­pect that, at some point in his daily se­cu­rity brief­ings dur­ing his more than 2,700 days in of­fice, Pres­i­dent Obama would have been in­formed of the tens of thou­sands of ter­ror­ist at­tacks that have taken place around the world dur­ing his ten­ure.

You’d think he would have been told that these atroc­i­ties have re­sulted in more than 119,000 deaths and left more than 168,000 peo­ple in­jured — and that they have all had one thing in com­mon: the re­li­gion of the killers.

Whether it’s been an 18-year-old girl who has been tied to a tree and set on fire by her broth­ers be­cause they’ve sus­pected her of hav­ing sex, or a Chris­tian con­vert who is be­headed for leav­ing the so-called “re­li­gion of peace,” or the 49 peo­ple slaugh­tered in Or­lando this month, these killings have all been per­pe­trated by self-pro­claimed Mus­lims.

Have those who kill their own daugh­ters and sis­ters, stone their neigh­bors to death, or be­head peo­ple for apos­tasy been rad­i­cal­ized — or are they sim­ply fol­low­ing the teach­ings of their re­li­gion?

We have seen ay­a­tol­lahs and imams, the lead­ers of this re­li­gion, call for the killing of peo­ple they deem “in­fi­dels,” non­be­liev­ers and those en­e­mies, in­clud­ing the en­tire na­tion of Is­rael.

More than 18,000 at­tacks, more than 119,000 killed and more than 168,000 in­jured in un­der a decade.

Are these the acts of a few rad­i­cal­ized fol­low­ers or, more likely, a larger part of the body of what Obama calls a “re­li­gion of peace”?

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