Islam: The Religion of Terror :: By Todd Strandberg

Whenever there is a major terrorist attack in any area of the world, it is generally safe to assume that the attack has some connection to followers of the Islamic faith. In the past 20 years, we had several mass shooting events where the killer was not a Muslim. If there is more than one attacker, the odds instantly rise to nearly 100% that the killers are Islamic.

When I read the news that 130 people had been killed in Moscow, I wondered if Ukraine had developed a new strategy. It was quickly shown that 11 of the attackers were members of an ISIS terrorist group. They have some beef with Putin because he killed many of their colleagues in the area of Syria and Turkey.

A few hours after the Moscow event, a group called ISIS-K claimed responsibility for the attack in the Crocus Concert Hall. What has the world come to when you have a terrorist group proudly declaring responsibility for mass murder? In the past, terrorists didn’t need to say, “Yeah, we did it.” Law enforcement would quickly determine the identity of the attackers.

ISIS-K posted a picture of the attackers only minutes before the shooting began, which clearly shows the same outfits on several of the terrorists that were arrested by Russian security forces in the Bryansk Region.

Despite the ongoing war in Ukraine, Washington issued a statement of solidarity with Russia, as the death toll has risen to 140 killed. “The United States strongly condemns yesterday’s deadly terrorist attack in Moscow,” Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a statement. “We condemn terrorism in all its forms and stand in solidarity with the people of Russia in grieving the loss of life from this horrific event.”

UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt made similar remarks. “We know that they are creating a smokescreen of propaganda to defend an utterly evil invasion of Ukraine. But that doesn’t mean that it’s not a tragedy when innocent people lose their lives when you have horrible bombings,” Hunt said.

Russia has done its best to link Ukraine to the attack. Since all of the gunmen are from Tajikistan, Putin’s lies cannot change reality. The US tried to warn Moscow that some kind of big Islamic terror attack was coming.

Several days later, it’s not all that clear what the attackers were hoping to accomplish by killing innocent people. One of the four men in a video claimed that he went on the killing spree after he was promised 500,000 rubles ($5,400).

It is doubtful that any of the terrorists realized what would happen to them once Russian authorities apprehended them. Various news outlets did not attempt to conceal that the attackers had been tortured. Several had black eyes, and one was seen being zapped by some type of electrical device.

Just like all other terror attacks done in the name of Islam, this latest one will quickly fade from memory. It is seen as an act of Islamophobia to add up negative events that were motivated by the Muslim faith.

Houthi rebels are firing rockets into the Red Sea at any ship that floats by. If the West had any common sense, it would ask the Houthis why they’ve been randomly attacking ships. We don’t make this demand because the Houthis would say the Koran gives them the authority to fire at any vessels commanded by infidels.

Christianity is the most blamed religion for the world’s problems. Many atheists spend all their time attacking the Bible. Islamists often attack Christians by calling us crusaders. This is a grievance that goes back 1,000 years. We can easily point out the shortfall of Islam by saying, “Remember what your people did last week.”

Every few days, there is a church somewhere in the world that terrorists have attacked. It breaks my heart to learn that fellow believers have been killed because of their Christian faith. I’m confirmed by the reality that Satan hates Christianity because it is the one true way to God.

“And he called them to him and said to them in parables, ‘How can Satan cast out Satan? If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. And if a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand'” (Mark 3:23-25).