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Monday, December 21, 2015

The Islam Terror Truthers

Each and every act of Muslim terrorism is followed by a wave of denial.  The politicians who have done the most to cause the latest disaster are the eagerest to blame it on something, anything else.

The San Bernardino Muslim massacre was blamed on postpartum depression at CNN. Bill Nye blamed the latest Paris attacks on Global Warming. According to Hillary Clinton, Benghazi was a movie review with artillery. Islamic terrorism was blamed by the State Department on a lack of jobs, but Syed Farook had a good government job and his wife was the daughter of a wealthy family.

After rummaging through their big brass chest of excuses, Obama and his media allies have settled on gun control as their latest weapon of mass distraction.

California has the toughest gun laws in the nation. Unlike Ted Kennedy, the terrorists weren’t on the no-fly list that has become the latest desperate meme of mass distraction. And, despite Obama’s claim in Paris that mass shootings don’t happen in other countries because of gun control magic, they most certainly do. European gun control didn’t stop a Muslim mass shooting in Paris that killed 130 people.

Syed Farook and Tasheen Malik had built pipe bombs. The latest attack in the UK involved a knife. So did quite a few in Jerusalem. The Boston Marathon massacre used fireworks and a pressure cooker.

The Muslim mass murder of 3,000 people on 9/11 was carried out with box cutters.

If only we had some way to ban terrorists from buying pressure cookers, knives and box cutters.

Gun control is a distraction. A way to make something other than Islam into the problem that needs solving. If we banned guns, then the problem would be foreign policy. If we spent all our time working to aid Islamist political takeovers, then it would the weather. Obama has tried to aid Islamists and lower sea levels, so he has been reduced to blaming the inanimate objects of the latest terror attack.

Gun control, foreign policy and global warming are denialist gimmicks that reframe the problem.

Denialists will ignore the allegiances of terrorists like Nidal Hassan and Syed Farook to Jihadists to focus on individual pathologies. If that doesn’t work, they’ll pull back to a planetary focus and blame the weather patterns of the entire planet. They’ll zoom in with great detail on weapons purchases while ignoring the ideology that motivated the attacks. They’ll have a hundred different explanations for each attack that fail to account for the phenomenon of Islamic terrorism as a whole.

These aren’t reasonable arguments. Taken together they form a pattern of conspiracy theories.

The most basic aspect of the conspiracy theory is that it bypasses the obvious reasonable explanation and vanishes down a rabbit hole of complicated alternative explanations that make no real sense but allow the conspiracists to avoid dealing with the implications of the actual event that took place.

Leftists did not want to deal with the fact that JFK had been murdered by one of their own. So they invented a bunch of alternative conspiracies involving the CIA, Cubans and other “right-wing” villains. These conspiracies allowed them to avoid dealing with the violence at the heart of the left. But that violence continued to spill over anyway leading to riots and terror plots. In their alternate reality, none of it was their fault. The “Fall of Camelot” was caused by some “miasma of right-wing hatred” in Dallas.

Their response to 9/11 flirted with conspiracy theories.

A poll found that more than half of Democrats believed that George W. Bush had carried out the 9/11 attacks or knew about them beforehand. 1 in 4 Democrats believed that the World Trade Center attack was staged. 1 in 5 believed that the Pentagon attack was carried out by the United States government.

Democratic politicians, with some exceptions, usually knew better than to openly air blatant 9/11 conspiracy theories.  But they instead embraced a “soft” left-wing Trutherism that shifted the focus away from Islamic terrorism to alternative explanations that were meant to distract Americans from what really happened by finding sideways angles for blaming the attack on Bush and Republicans.
Bush may not have masterminded it, but Republican foreign policy caused it. Or worsened it.

It’s 2015 and the Terrorism Truthers have been reduced to frantically scrambling for any explanation from postpartum depression to the weather to explain the persistence of Islamic terrorism.

Trutherism works best when the Truthers aren’t in power. Muslim terrorism can’t be blamed on the government when both France and America are run by ridiculously notorious leftists. All that’s left is a “soft” Trutherism that seeks alternative explanations without being able to consistently answer the central question of why these attacks are taking place.

And this lack of a plausible central conspirator is the weak point of leftist Terrorism Denial.

Leftist Truthers like Obama are forced to constantly substitute new “right-wing” villains. Today it’s the NRA. Yesterday it was a Coptic Christian who made a YouTube video. But like the USSR’s efforts to blame its economic failures on a shifting gallery of villains, these explanations are unsatisfying. And they leave even leftists, never mind ordinary Americans, uneasy about a crisis they don’t understand.

There is something of Orwell’s “We have always been at war with Eastasia” to these deceits.

Today Muslim terrorists are attacking us because of the NRA. Yesterday it was because it was too hot. Before that, it was because of Israel. And before that, it was because of Bush.

But what if Muslim terrorists are attacking us because they’re Muslim terrorists?

What if we can’t beat them by banning guns, changing the weather, supporting Islamists or any of the other magical answers that completely fall apart at even the most casual examination?

The left’s response to Islamic terrorism has been built around a frantic effort to distract and divert us from exactly that question, blaming anything and everything but Islam, while sharply denouncing anyone who ignores the distractions and addresses that central question.

Attorney General Lynch responded to the San Bernardino terror attack by assuring Islamists that she intended to crack down on criticism of Islam. Criticism of Islam is dangerous, not because it leads to a mythical anti-Muslim backlash that we are constantly warned about as if it were more dangerous than Muslim terrorism itself yet never actually materializes, but because it destroys Terrorist Trutherism.

If Islamic terrorism is the problem, then the left and the Democrats who handed over their party to it are guilty of ignoring, minimizing and lying about a serious problem.

They have to go on lying, ignoring and minimizing, and even threatening to dump the First Amendment along with the Second, because they have long since become complicit in the crimes of their Islamist partner organizations.

Yesterday they blamed the weather. Today they’ll blame guns. Tomorrow, it’ll be something else.

We are always at war with Eastasia, unless it’s Eurasia. We are never however at war with Islam. The issue may be anything so long as it isn’t Muslim terrorism. Those are the words that no Democrat will utter. They will call it “man-caused disasters” or “violent extremism” or “hybrid workplace Jihad”.

It’s time to call this what it is, denialism, trutherism and conspiracism.

The famous epigram, “Treason doth never prosper, what's the reason? For if it prosper, none dare call it treason”, expressed the absurd hypocrisy of a government of traitors. But what happens when there is a government of conspiracy theorists? Then conspiracies exist to divert attention from the failures and crimes of those in charge. The conspiracy theory itself becomes the conspiracy.

It’s time to take away Obama’s weapons of mass distraction and expose his Trutherism for what it is.

Islamic terrorism isn’t caused by a thousand different problems, conditions, conspiracies and excuses. It’s caused by Islam. Every attempt to distract from that is Denialism and Trutherism.

And we owe it to the victims of the latest attack and all the attacks to end the denial and the lies.

23 comments:

AesopFan said...

Thank you once again for stepping up and calling things by their real names.
Naming the danger is the first step toward combating it effectively, which is why the Left and the Democrats (closer now to being identical than ever before) are refusing to do so.

You might like to look at this article on the complicity of the NYT and FDR in down-playing the danger from Hitler in exactly the same way they down-play the danger from Islamic jihad.

http://stuartschneiderman.blogspot.com/2015/12/when-press-shielded-adolph-hitler.html

Anonymous said...

Do we even know how to determine what evil is anymore? In this touchy-feely era, when feelings rule over common sense, unlike any other time in recorded history, the threat of being consumed by evil rather than do the tough thing and fight back just because innocents might die, or feelings might be bruised, is a real and present danger.

What if Hitler had had this absurd self-centered stream of consciousness mindset to build his empire on? Would German be the language of the world now? If Hitler had of succeeded in taking over Europe, would all those moderate, peaceful Germans have refused to lock-step into assuming the role of master race?

Who could possibly believe that innocent peaceful Muslims would not willingly take up the part of master if given the open door by the radicals? Moderate? It’s an irrelevant designation.

Anonymous said...

The Islamic meme has a particular cocktail of poison that subverts the normal ownership of a human mind such that suicide murder is embraced.

Anonymous said...

Actually, absurdly, after 9/11 in New York, it became impossible for a while in New York to buy box cutters without showing i.d. proving you were over 21, and they had to be assembled.

Daniel Greenfield said...

I think that was actually a pre 9/11 policy caused by a series of gang slashings, but I could be wrong. They also banned spray cans and fake guns.

Anonymous said...

It's weird to observe the "denialist" bomb throwing from the global warming characters, based on graphs so far abstracted from the data and group claims so far abstracted from actual subject-matter-experts, while - at the same time - unable to detect any connection whatsoever between the slitted throat (or women organs) and Islam.

They can probably be made to believe anything and reject anything. - djr

Workingstiff said...

It's simple. It's not denial. It's that the current administration in office are serving as the propaganda arm of our enemies. Both Goebbels and Quisling rolled into one.

Keli Ata said...

I was watching the news and it appears Sweden is no longer allowing all those Syrian refugees into their country. They showed one government official almost in tears--and that's coming from the home of the Nobel Peace Prize. Quite a bit of rioting in Germany on the issue of the Syrian refugees.

They showed one sign, in English, that read: Go Nazi. Go.

This mass influx of Arab refugees might bring real dissent across Europe.

DK said...

Daniel you are light in the Darkness!
The Left is empowered and on the side of evil - it is just that simple.

Anonymous said...

" ... gun control as latest weapon of mass distraction ... ". Ha, ha, ha ! Brilliant brainwave. Thank you for that moment, Mr Greenfield!

Clelia&Eric, Eurabia, Italian province

Pray Hard said...

Oh, you better not shout!
You better not cry!
You better not pout!
I'm telling you why!
Lo ret ta is coming to town!

Edward Cline said...

Islamic terrorism is caused -- if truth be known! -- by Daniel Greenfield! He's the next blameworthy cause of Muslim terrorists! He keeps telling the truth about Islam! And we all know that the Muslim Brotherhood and the OIC and the clerics of Saudi Arabia and Iran have warned everyone that telling the truth about Islam is...blasphemy and libel and slandering the Prophet! Greenfield doesn't tell lies or spread smears about Islam. He tells the truth! So Muslim terrorists, horrified and angered by his unrestrained truth-telling, keep killing people! It's all Greenfield's fault! He's not a truther, or a denier. Let's show him what we think of his truth-telling! Let's kill more people!

Brooks Imperial said...

The Obama & Jarrett partnership for Iranian Shia interests will continue. They're in the Long War and these American domestic bumps in the road do not trouble them.

Brian Richard Allen said...

God forbid one point out to a Lefty it's the Projected content of his own imploding black-hole soul he's looking at. And that ruins his every day -- and colors his "life."

Anonymous said...

If only Obama would read your blogs he might see the stupidity of his policies. You’re right, what are we to do, ban guns, pressure cookers, knives, box cutters, scissors, knitting needles, cars, buses, airplanes? Of course, banning Islamic terrorists from entering the U.S. is too drastic for the current occupant in the White House. I bet his policies would change if he didn’t have Secret Service protection.

Thanks for another well written and informative article.

Anonymous said...

The death of so called ‘metanarratives’ with the postmodern philosophers, namely Foucault and Lyotard, made the leftists feel unease when they realized that their line of business was on the verge of collapse.
They figured out a solution in what could be call ‘multinarratives’. That´s to say a never ending supply of ‘conforting tales’: the big house of the left as they say
But islam poses a problem to this world of fairytales, islam is an all encompassing metanarrative. The 74K $ question is:
Will islam accept graciously its leftists-assigned-role to play second fiddle at par with tree huggers, gender fluids, black eyed matters, et al..? the answer is Paris - San Bernardino.

Anonymous said...

A "government of traitors" who would like nothing better than to have not only its critics rounded up and shipped to gulags as traitors -- but anyone and everyone who criticises islam or its holey prophet for profit.

Anonymous said...

Another great essay, Daniel! Once again you have exposed the emperor's nakedness. The conspiracy theory is the conspiracy itself. Big Brother's unending brainwashing is THE policy. Attempting to expose it brands one a traitor.

Seer said...

WARNING, WARNING, WARNING!

All the pieces of the puzzle come together. Here’s what’s actually happening right in our faces!

The Nazis’ (of which the Bush family, the Clinton family, and others are connected) and the Muslim Brotherhood allied in WW2 for Islam to eventually conquer the world via “Civilization Jihad” and murder 90 to 95% of the human population including 72 of the 73 sects of Islam leaving only the “chosen” sect of Islam to rule a new world order; a Caliphate modeled on Saudi Arabia Wahhibism, the most cruel, most deceitful, and unjust form of Islam! ISIS and Al-Qaida closely mirror the beliefs and practices of Wahhabi Islam except that they are out in the open about their intentions while the Arabic Wahhabi tries to conceal theirs. Obama is clearly a Wahhabi Marxist or Fascist-Muslim. Everything he does and says is to further Islam’s goal. The false idea of “moderate Islam” is being used by the Wahhabi to lull the masses into accepting Islam for the Wahhabi to use for support and to “radicalize” inside their host countries while, at the same time, being put into important influential and decision making positions in business and government to hasten the takeover even more.

United Nations Human Rights headed by Saudi Arabia and defines human rights according to Sharia Law that all nations must bow to! No more U.S. Constitution, no more sovereign borders, no more freedom, no more democracy! Only Islam!

SEE THE FOLLOWING VIDEOS:

ISIS connection with Wahhabism: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=staMI7DoO-E

The American Nazi Connection: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57bzgQEXL6A

The Bush family Nazi Connection: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnAUQeHykXY

The Muslim-Nazi Connection: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCa6_Fbx5Q4 and this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqeVySG5Od4 and this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xU9CauJP4Pg

Jack Parker said...

Islam is a disease. It is NOT a religion. It is responsible for the deaths of over 250 million people in the last 1400 years and it is still killing people. Of course ALL the Muslims aren't killing the Infidels. All the Muslims weren't killing the infidels 1400 years ago either. The ones however who were were doing it back then, were doing it in the name of Islam, and just like back then, the "Moderate Muslims" were doing nothing to stop the inhumanity. They destroyed western culture, knowledge, science, art and everything that was any good, in the name of Islam.
They all need to convert to something else or nothing at all, but Islam is a disease that must be eliminated off the face of the earth by the free world. All those people fleeing the war ravaged middle east are fleeing ISLAM. They just have failed to identify their problem. They in stead choose to bring their disease with them to their new home. Then they wonder why they are not better off in their new home. Neither are their new neighbors.
The world will be much better off without this disease spreading any further. The places where they live should be made free of Islam also and they will finally be able to thrive like the rest of humanity. They will not be missed as Islamist. If they insist on keeping their identity, then they can perish. They'll not give us any other choice either. It's the whole free world or them. I choose the free world. Let them all burn.

You ever wonder why you don't see any Muslims on Star Trek?
It's in the future. They figured it out.

Anonymous said...

Mr Greenfield: why? Why the denial that Islam is the problem? Why every distraction they can come up with? Besides simply denying "truth", why do "they" deny it is Islam?

Anonymous said...

Daniel, you lost me when you claimed the left created a conspiracy over the JFK assassination. The left didn't create one, the evidence did. There are certainly a lot of people to the right of the political fence, myself included, who believe there was more involved than Oswald as a lone assassin. Other than that, another good article. For the left to admit that Islam is a problem, would be for them to admit that they are wrong. The left never, ever, admits that, regardless of how much evidence to the contrary exists. They obfuscate, and if that fails, well then it's time to move those goal posts.

LureneKathleen said...

Conspiracy theories started when human beings evolved; invented allegations with no credibility were as common in 4200 BCE as they are today. The conspiracy theories or the fragments of them move with greater rapidity in 2015, though, because of technology. I am starting to tell people during casual chats more often these days to quit complaining about "the media." The media is a catch-all phrase and if they say the media is hiding this, that or the next thing, lying about the other, etc., I ask a question. "What media in particular are you discussing? A radio show? A blog? A broadcast television news show out of Mexico?" It catches them off guard. I these days will more often suggest to people this: Be your own reporter. Call the cops yourself and ask about the evidence. Call the victim's family yourself. Go to the U.S. Treasury's website. The CIA website. Do your own homework and quit complaining. Ignore conspiracy theories if they have no accuracy that can be proved.

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