As facts gradually emerge about Monday’s stabbing at a Canadian Forces recruitment centre in Toronto, one detail in particular has attracted special attention. “Allah told me to do this, Allah told me to come here and kill people,” the accused allegedly said, prompting conjecture that the attack may have been an act of “terrorism.” These comments “fit the profile” of a “terrorist,” Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders commented — even as he cautioned against the “Islamophobia nonsense” and stereotyping of Muslims almost-inevitably generated by announcements of “terrorist” incidents involving Muslims.
Not all terrorists are Muslims, but most of them--including the ones wreaking bloody havoc today in Brussels--are. Kanji's plea for us to ignore the jihad and fret about "white supremacists" happens to be the West's current M.O. The rising body count in Brussels underscores the insanity of pursuing that path--of allowing political correctness and fears of being labeled "racist" to prevent us from telling the truth about jihad, its roots in the Quran, and the supremacist dogma that commands--yes, commands--believers to "come here and kill people."But would an assailant of any other religion who claimed that “God” instructed him to kill or wound similarly be deemed to “fit” the terrorist mould? The very fact that a reference to “Allah” is apparently sufficient to trigger suspicions of “terrorism” is itself problematic: a manifestation of the tendency to equate “terrorism” with acts of violence committed by Muslims. The very fact that the dominant “profile” of a “terrorist” is someone who appeals to Allah and Islam — rather than to xenophobic or white-supremacist or militant right-wing ideas — to justify his violence is a reflection of the fallacious but popular belief that “not all Muslims are terrorists, but all terrorists are Muslims.”
Update: Quel shockeroo--Azeezah writes for rabble.
Update: George Galloway is one of Kanji's "favorites". 'Nuff said.