Washington Post writer: When I met Islamic State fighters, I couldn’t hate them

“ISIS kidnapped my best friend. But when I met its fighters, I couldn’t hate them,” by Sebastian Meyer, Washington Post, February 5, 2016.

Imagine the Washington Post publishing an article in 1943: “Nazi Germany sent my best friend to Dachau. But when I met its fighters, I couldn’t hate them.” How have these people lost all moral compass, or worse, decided it best to side with America’s enemies?

“The Islamic State commits despicable acts of cruelty, but the men who carry out these crimes are not the two-dimensional caricatures they’re painted to be. They are human beings, many indoctrinated at the most impressionable age and coerced into service.” Of course they are. And no one, actually, should be hated. But to write a piece like this is to equivocate on the moral evils these men commit every day.

  • 3GSimpleton

    Their bellies are full, and they have a warm place to sleep at night.

    Complacency knows no bounds.

  • tom_billesley

    I don’t hate ISIS. I just wish them dead.

    • Clive_G

      Albeit a very painful death.

    • Clink9

      I volunteer as tribute to hate for you.

    • DavidinNorthBurnaby

      I hate them *and* I wish them dead. Nyah nyah. 😉

  • The Butterfly

    Is homosexuality a requirement for a journalism degree these days?

    • Petr

      As I hear it, they mostly get infected during the education.

  • simus1

    Morals free degenerates like this POS save their hate for unemployed working class Christians.

    • David Murrell

      There truly is a nasty, pro-war crimes bias in our left-wing media these days. What’s more disturbing is that there are precious few in the establishment media calling out the journalists lending support to mass murderers.

    • Millie_Woods

      I wonder how he feels about Donald Trump?

      • DavidinNorthBurnaby

        Trump he hates, we can be sure.

  • Craig Austin

    For these guys, to die fighting for Allah is the highest honor. As an infidel, I think we should oblige them at every opportunity. When the long awaited “backlash” finally occurs, the honor roll is going to grow exponentially.

  • politicallynaive

    I wonder if she still has her head!!!

    • DavidinNorthBurnaby

      Or her clitoris.

  • moraywatson

    “And no one, actually, should be hated.” What rubbish.

    • luna

      No one should be beheaded.

      • moraywatson

        …by a mohammedan supremacist thug.

      • DavidinNorthBurnaby

        I volunteer to behead ISIS scum if they’re captured. Better yet, just stand him up over there. One arrow (reusable) and its done. 🙂

  • BradThomas

    Do any progressives actually believe in the concept of good and evil, or is it kind of like their multiculturalism belief, that we’re all basically the same inside, regardless of our actions? Actually, I’m wondering if they even really believe in free will: That would certainly explain their affinity for Islam and general willingness to excuse every conceivable atrocity.

    • Physics grad

      for “progressives” evil only = conservatives

      they save all their hate for us

    • There is nothing progressive about this attitude. It is defeatist and immoral. ISIS destroys.

      Just watch this jackwagon claim that Ted Cruz is the greatest threat to mankind.

      • Physics grad

        actually it is very “progressive” – you just need to use your George Orwell decoder ring to translate their doublespeak label.

        “progressive” stands for the opposite of what common sense and grammar would normally imply.

        • I refuse to use that word to describe liberals. Reducing people to poverty and embracing rape is not progressive.

          • I also avoid calling them “liberals”. “Liberal” is a word with many positive connotations. I usually say “leftists”.

          • Or idiots.

  • Physics grad

    the Washington Post should be burned to the ground, along with all the other treasonous fifth column media

  • Inspector Clouseau

    Why does the boy idiot call ISIS ISIL?

    • Clink9

      Easy. Because Obamy does the same.

    • luna

      I’ve heard because the Levant includes Israel. Perhaps too the pronunciation is more easily confused with Israel.

  • Why can’t they hate rapists of children? Why?

    • David Murrell

      Because such rapists of children profess the Islamic faith.

    • DavidinNorthBurnaby

      Some of their politicians’ best friends rape children.

      • Wynne is probably wondering when the spectre of Ben Levin will go away.

        • DavidinNorthBurnaby

          Hopefully, never.

  • Stan

    Brain dead.

  • Grumpy Cat

    When I read this kind of thing I don’t wish a nuclear demise of Mecca, I wish one for Washington D.C. Maybe a fresh start there is really what the world needs most.

    • Petr

      I once read a sci-fi where a general realised that the administration and high command was so penetrated by enemy agents that he ordered a nuclear strike on himself and the army command. It worked.

  • Richard_Romano

    A buffoon. It’ll take the rest of us to rescue such effeminate men from a certain death when the time comes.

    • DavidinNorthBurnaby

      I, for one, wouldn’t raise a finger to save this shirt lifter.

  • freakypete98

    That writer must be a liberal.

  • Vuil

    Yet more evidence that liberals like Meyer have shite for brains.

  • JWM

    The STUPID is strong in this one.