When It Comes to Terror, Liberals Love Victim Blaming

If there’s one thing you can always count on liberals to do, it’s blame America for whatever’s wrong with the world. This policy extends to world hunger, poverty, climate change, racism, and everything else, but it is especially evident when it comes to Islamic terrorism. Not too many liberals are willing to come right out and say, “we deserved it” when there’s an attack, but you can certainly find that message when you read between the lines.

It’s not even purely an American disease. Liberals in Canada are apparently infected with the same idiotic worldview. Following Canada’s brush with Islamic terrorism last week, they came out of the woodwork. Not to condemn the attackers, of course, but to condemn their own country. Consider Glenn Greenwald, who said that Canada was guilty of “fear-mongering” in the wake of the first attack, which saw a fundamentalist run two soldiers over with his car. He went on to say that “Canada has spent the last 13 years proclaiming itself a nation at war,” and had no right to express surprise that their enemies would attack them at home.

It’s amazing the justifications you see. Liberals will go to extraordinary lengths to slam Israel’s attacks on the Palestinians, even when they are in clear retaliation. Has even a single non-Jewish liberal of note condemned the Palestinians? Even once? If it’s happened, I must have missed it.

After the Boston Marathon bombings, a professor from Georgetown was on MSNBC to discuss the tragedy. Rachel Maddow asked him about some radical Islamic videos found on the older brother’s YouTube page. This was before the clearly Islamic nature of the attack had been fully fleshed out. The professor, instead of saying something reasonable like, “Yeah, it looks like the same story, yet again,”  said that it was important to note that “there are an equal number of rap videos.”

If there are 99 reasons to suspect that radical Islam is at the heart of a terrorist attack, count on liberals to instead point to the one thing that suggests otherwise. They simply refuse to believe that maybe – just maybe – there’s something unique about this religion that drives a minority of its followers into deadly violence. That’s impossible, they say. Look at all the peace-loving Muslims. Look at all the violent Christians. They rely on these false equivocations and strawmen to support their arguments even in the face of reason.

It’s getting tiresome.

America isn’t to blame for Islamic terrorism. Point blank. Period. End of discussion. To find out why, all we have to do is take a page out of the liberal playbook: Victim blaming is wrong. They trot this out anytime someone dares to suggest that women should be more careful about getting into precarious sexual situations, insisting that only men can prevent rape. Well fine. The same goes for your favorite religion. If only rapists can prevent rape, then only Islam can stop Islamic terror.


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