Ghengis Khan is actually given accolade in various Googles of his name, claiming that he was religiously tolerant and helped advance communication and cultural cohesiveness. What these same sites forget to mention is that he was also instrumental in the killing of 40 million people – 10% of the world population!
Julius Caesar – a Roman Statesman, an author of prose. Sounds serene… But he also slaughtered a million people and mutilated another million – he crucified mercilessly and yet was considered a great military commander who felt pity for his victims.
Napolean Bonaparte is credited with doing much good – justified in his means, for he was building an empire…
The point? We honor military genius’s for the number of conquests, the number killed, and the cities beseiged and destroyed. History respects them, worships them, even in their most heinous crimes.
How will history read of ISIS, al Qaeda, Boko Haram, al Nusra? Will they be turned into martyrs and heros who fought to liberate the world of evil?
Because I imagine the people slaughtered by Khan, Bonaparte, and Caesar didn’t feel to keen about their fate. How long before Hitler will become a liberator in our history books instead of a man responsible for the slaughter of millions?
As Boris Johnson of the EU and Obama struggle to give ISIS a label other than Islamic terrorists, they are already attempting to rewrite history. NO one has any problem relating the Spanish Inquisition that began in 1477/8 to Christianity or Catholicism. Some historians place the number of lives lost as high as 2 million and hundreds of thousands maimed and tortured. Interestingly, no one calls the Pope and Ferdinand a military hero, in fact it is referenced as “Christian Atrocities”.
So why can’t we label ISIS and their components as Islamic terrorists?
Did all Christians participate in the Spanish Inquisition?
Since Hitler was an Atheist, does that make all Athesits guilty of murdering millions Jews? Wouldn’t that mean that Google should refer to WWII as the Atheist Atrocity, committed by Atheist terrorists?
ISIS is based on Islam. They preach from the laws of the Quran, they consider themselves to be Salafi, a Sunni branch of Islam, they adhere to dictates and laws of the Quran, and most importantly they believe that their actions are necessary in order to bring about the apocalypse as decreed in the Quran.
They notate major and minor signs of the coming Armageddon including: Major – plagues, diseases, sexual immorality, drought, famine and infighting. Minor – loss of honesty, spreading of killing, acceleration of time, lack of God reverence, an shift in population as in more women than men 50-1, and basic chaos.
But ISIS in attempting to bring about the Armageddon is doing exactly what the Quran defines as the apostates – spreading of killing and acceleration of time. They are trying to create what Allah has defined instead of letting Allah do the work. All in the name of – Islam which calls for world domination and the eradication of all peoples who are not of Islam.
Rather like the Spanish Inquisition.
So how does this playout in comparison to Obama’s comment that compares ISIS to the Spanish Inquisition?
Obama to this day refers to ISIS, not as an Islamic terror group, but as a ‘death cult’. Yet he is quite persistent that the Spanish Inquisition was a Christian abomination. Hypocrisy? Quite so. Immature? Quite so.
I never owned a slave either… so why am I white trash? I never killed an Indian. So why am I persecuted? I have German heritage but that doesn’t make me a Nazi.
So while Obama and by default Johnson would have us taking responsibility for slavery, for the Holocaust, for the slaughter of American Indians, at the same time they should resolve that all Muslims today and for generations to come must take responsibility for ISIS, al Qaeda, Boko Haram etc… in the name of Islam.
Or – he must state that no one is responsible for slavery – they are all dead. No one is responsible for the American Indian persecution – they are all dead. Blacks and Indians and Jews and Muslims and Women must put the past behind and take responsibility for themselves.
Because you can’t take one rule – without the other – unless you stand on the sands of hypocrisy.