The Daily Jot condemns in the strongest possible terms the massacre of Muslims at a Christchurch, New Zealand, mosque by a white supremacist. But there are a few points that need to be made in the wake of this tragedy.
Right away, the New Zealand politicians are talking about further banning guns. Guns are non-emotional. The person who uses them can use them to save lives or to take lives. It is the character of the person using the gun that is the variable. So long as people are driven by hate for others and so long as there are guns, the two will find each other. When these hate-killings happen, society needs to have some introspect about the sanctity of life, and what it is doing to preserve and value it.
Another point is that Christians are quick to condemn these terrible acts of hate. There isn’t dancing in the streets and celebrations in Christian communities over the deaths of Muslims worshipping in their mosques. The leader of the would-be reconstituted international Islamic caliphate, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, condemned the deadly attack, saying,
“With this attack, hostility towards Islam that the world has been idly watching and even encouraging for some time, has gone beyond individual harassment to reach the level of mass killing… If measures are not taken right away, news of other disasters will follow this one… I am calling on the world, in particular the West, to take quick measures.”
Erdogan’s remarks not only signal to Islamists that more violence will occur (likely the dual meaning that violence due to retaliation will follow), but also that the world “idly” sits by and watches Muslims be massacred. The fact of the matter is that Islamists have been committing acts of terrorism, massacre, bullying and murder since the beginning of Mohammad’s cult. There was dancing in the streets and celebrations in Islamic countries after the 911 terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, DC, that killed nearly 3,000.
Erdogan and the political representatives of the Islamic community are slow to condemn Islamic terror, especially against Israel, but they are quick to pull the victim card when the tables are turned.
I know this is a harsh word, and I will probably take heat for it, but hate is hate and it needs to be condemned. It is, however, the height of hypocrisy for an Islamic leader to advocate Islamic terrorism on one hand—he aided and abetted ISIS and often praises acts of Islamic violence against Israeli citizens—and says that the world idly watches the massacre of Muslims on the other hand.
In all sincerity, Muslims ought to come to a realization that they must stand against hate, not only when it is against them, but also when their own perpetrates hate against others.
As asked in Romans 2:3, “And think you this, O man, that judges them which do such things, and does the same, that you shall escape the judgment of God?”
I think we know the answer.
Have a blessed and powerful day,
The Daily Jot Staff