On Sharkophobes and Islamophobes

Sharks and Islamists: Equally Misunderstood?
Almost every shark program follows the same pattern: the large predators are portrayed in all their grandeur, roaming the seas. Then we hear of several anecdotes of shark attacks on humans, often with the survivors recounting their experiences. The prevalent theme is this: it’s not the shark’s fault that it attacked and maimed this or that surfer, swimmier, or kayaker. Rather, humans are responsible for entering the shark’s domain, the ocean. If anything, then, it’s the human’s fault for getting attacked. Even great whites, so we are assured, attack humans only by mistake. Finally we get the speech about how sharks are in fact the ones being mistreated by humans, etc. To those familiar with the way liberal talking heads constantly whitewash the violence and intolerance of Islam, does this not all sound familiar? From the notion that “it’s our fault” we got attacked, and we “had it coming,” to the idea that we need to be more “understanding and respectful,” the “progressive” memes are all there. Similarly, two types of survivors often recount their experiences. Most explain how they do not at all blame the shark that attacked them; more magnanimously, others say that since they lost this or that appendage, they have dedicated their lives to protecting sharks. The second, more atypical kind of survivors openly demonize sharks and come off less “enlightened.” Such was this one Australian survivor I watched, who seemed the quintessential “hillbilly” – missing teeth and all. He appeared on one of the programs, emphatically declaring that all sharks are “evil.” In other words, he was something of an ignorant, bigoted “sharkophobe.”

... the point here is that this business of always apologizing for Islamic violence, insisting that it is some sort of misunderstanding, which “enlightened” Western persons should be patient of if not completely overlook, has so penetrated society that it has metastasized to almost anything and everything that is potentially dangerous, including ravenous sharks. Nor does the analogy end here. When Western liberals hold Muslims to a lower standard than the rest of humanity – ignoring the beheadings, massacres, rapes, enslavements, and church burnings habitually committed by the likes of the Islamic State, Boko Haram, Al Shabaab, et al. – are they not, in essence, placing such Muslims on a “subhuman” level? Are they not placing them on the level of wild animals – sharks, for instance – that are not responsible for their actions? In the end, however, the shark analogy fails. After all, sharks attack and kill for survival – like all carnivores – whereas the Islamists intentionally attack, torture, rape, massacre, mutilate, and incinerate humans simply for not being Muslim. That is the definition of evil.
Obama on Journalist's Killing: 'No Just God Would Stand For What They Did'
Obama said: “ISIL speaks for no religion. Their victims are overwhelmingly Muslim, and no faith teaches people to massacre innocents. No just God would stand for what they did yesterday and what they do every single day.”

... “There is evil in this world, and we all have come face to face with it once again,” Kerry said. “Ugly, savage, inexplicable, nihilistic and valueless evil. ISIL is the face of that evil, a threat to people who want to live in peace, and an ugly insult to the peaceful religion they violate every day with their barbarity.”

Does the Quran really contain dozens of verses promoting violence?
Comment: Above link has many Quran quotes.Muslims must own their own sacred writings! Image source - shark

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