Another barbaric Islamic terrorist massacre, killing 49 people and injuring over 50 in an Orlando gay nightclub; and the heart searching begins among the mentally challenged. What drove American-born, Afghani-parented, frequent-mosque-attending, prayer-mat-toting, Omar Mateen? It is a mystery.
His ex-wife said he was mentally unstable. He apparently beat her and kept her housebound. CNN after flirting as best they could with all kinds of possibilities, including white supremacism, had a get out. Of course, it makes sense now; he was around the bend. Well, wife-beating and keeping women secluded might just be the way devout male Muslims go about their lives. Sounds crazy to us but not to an Afghani or, say, Saudi-Arabian, I dare say.
President Obama couldn’t bring himself yet again to mention Islam as being complicit, though he did manage to blame guns. Expect the gun laws in the US to get most emphasis by Democrats who are clearly oblivious to the zero correlation between worldwide terrorist attacks and gun laws. There is no accounting for sheer wilful blindness and imbecility.
Mind you it is likely that Mateen was unbalanced. I tend to think that anyone who would deliberately gun down people in a nightclub is probably deranged. But where does that get us when clearly there are so many deranged people inspired by Islamic scripture.
Wikipedia lists 220 worldwide Islamic terrorist attacks in the six years 2010 – 2015, which have received “significant press coverage.” So far 29 are listed for 2016, including the Orlando attack. Countless other less significant attacks have occurred. It is quite easy to see online estimates of over 20,000 Islamic attacks since 9/11.
These are numbers of plague proportions carried out by people who are apparently mentally unbalanced. Is it something in the water? In fact, it is something in the book. And more of us better start comprehending that before we are buried as a civilisation – the LGBT crowd among them.
It just might have been no accident that Mateen targeted a gay nightclub at the start of Ramadan. There is plenty of support in the Hadiths for killing homosexuals, including by throwing them from high buildings. Of course Islamic apologists are fond of quoting Old Testament condemnation of sodomy. I too would think this relevant if there were bodies of Jewish or Christian religious zealots who went around giving life to these passages by encouraging the killing of homosexuals. As it is, it is totally and completely irrelevant and, I suspect, deliberately deceptive and distracting.
It might be instructive for those who harbour doubts about the threats we face (and homosexuals face) to have a look at this YouTube clip of Islamic scholar Farrokh Sekaleshfar visiting an Islamic centre in Orlando in April this year. That same Shia scholar just happens to be visiting Sydney at the moment, as he has before, explaining that one shows mercy to homosexuals by killing them (editor’s note: until it disappears, the full lecture can be viewed here. The weird-beardism begins in earnest at the 56-minute mark when, contrary to his subsequent denial, Sekaleshfar is quite explicit in explaining why executing homosexuals is the greatest kindness, and why mothers are responsible for birth deformities in their children. But there is good news for transsexuals, as opposed to condemned gays: surgery will put them on the right side of Allah.)
Perhaps Mateen heard him speak. In general, it would be interesting to know what Mateen’s mosque in Orlando, and mosques everywhere else, teach their congregations about homosexuality and a lot of other infidel doings. It is surely beyond time when political correctness is put aside and all mosques and Islamic centres and schools in Western societies are subject to continuous monitoring and surveillance. The difficulty we face is not just that Islamic scripture has many hateful passages; it is that it is widely preached and taught.
Eventually weapons of mass destruction will fall into the hands of Islamic terrorists and they will have no compunction about using them, because they are deranged you see. Short of that replace Mateen with practiced ISIS fighters on Western soil and Orlando might seem like a picnic. Meanwhile, there is an epidemic of sleepwalking in the West.
The fiancée of Mateen’s ex-wife, interviewed on CNN, pleaded with the media not to blame Islam. We need harmony, he explained, between people of different races and religions. Others interviewed in Orlando – those shown – were equally appeasing. Jews should have been told to be nicer to Nazis and maybe they would have been nice to them.