After Garland, Don’t Change the Subject to Islamophobia

Almost immediately after the news of last night’s shooting in Garland, Texas broke many in the chattering class started to blame the intended victims of the attack. The group that had sponsored a contest to draw pictures of the Prophet Muhammad and two of the controversial speakers at the event were quickly depicted as having invited violence by their willingness to offend Muslims. But whether or not you agree with Dutch politician Geert Wilders or American activist Pam Geller, the failed attempt to slaughter them or those who chose to hear their words illustrated one of their main contentions. You can offend any other religion with impunity but dare to speak rudely or even truthfully about Islamist intolerance and you’d better pay for heavy security and/or hope the police are doing their job (as, thank Heaven, they were in Texas). That, and not whether or not Wilders or Geller are right about some things or even anything, remains the only question to discuss when it comes to talk about Islamophobia.

  • mauser 98

    ISIS claims Garland shooters were Caliphates soldiers

  • David Murrell

    What was interesting was that it was a single traffic control cop, using his service pistol, killing two Islamists, armed with assault rifles and wearing body armor. One would think that this would be a tactical mismatch, but the officer managed to pull it off. Great shot of the police posing with Gert, but one wonders if the cop-who-killed is in the picture.

    • Wally Keeler

      That particular cop is not in this picture because he was sent to the hospital for his leg wound.

      • moraywatson

        I think it was a security guard who got shot, and it was an off duty police officer who was outside at the time who killed the perps.

  • Wally Keeler

    Taken out by textreme editing

  • moraywatson

    Political correctness kills. Those who appease the Islamic crocodile deserve to die first.

  • mobuyus

    Many are saying why would you poke an angry bear in the eyes. I say why have that fucking bear in your house or community and why do you want to import more of these angry bears into the community.

  • pdxnag

    But everybody cannot have heavy security everyday everywhere. There will always be an abundance of soft targets for Muslims to terrorize, just as easily as a Muslim man is free to terrorize any Muslim women near him or his kids.

    The only sustainable solution is complete expulsion.

    • mobuyus

      Call it a humanitarian expulsion and you would get many on the left onboard.