- by Gitabushi
Islam may actually be a Religion of Peace.
However, it is clearly suffering from an epidemic of violence. I’m not arguing that Islam is an infection, I’m arguing that Islam has been infected with a mental disorder of violence and terrorism.
An epidemic is defined as “a widespread occurrence of an infectious disease in a community at a particular time.”
This epidemic is not affecting Lutherans, as has been pointed out.
What did we do when Ebola was infecting large populations in African nations? We sealed their borders. We didn’t let people out.
Terrorism has clearly infected the Muslim population. It is a virulent ideology that is spread on the internet, in specific mosques, in majority-Muslim areas in the West. One of the causes is when a Muslim cannot reconcile the wealth and success of the West with the rules and laws of Islam that the Muslim believes should be the predicates of wealth and success. To resolve the cognitive dissonance, many Muslims turn toward violence.
There are few certain signs to indicate when the mental infection has progressed to intent to commit violence.
This infection kills those around it more often than the host individual. And the victims are the most vulnerable: children, the elderly, the unsuspecting.
If Islam has a complaint with the West, this infection pushes Muslims to target those who have no connection with those complaints. The parents of the children of Manchester were just children themslves when the West “occupied” the Islamic Holy Lands (on bases willingly provided by the Saudi government) to combat Saddam Hussein in 1990.
With innocent children the deliberate target of Islamic terrorism, it is a supreme irony that some Westerners try to shield the rest of the Muslim world/community from the consequences of trying to stop Islamic terror. The children of Manchester were undoubtedly innocent, but the Muslims they attempt to shield certainly include terrorists who haven’t acted yet, youth who are drifting into terrorism, moderates who support terrorism with “charitable” donations, and a multitude of people who may not conduct terror themselves, but support it and cheer when innocent Westerners are killed in a successful terrorist attack.
There are some other symptoms of Islamic violence besides just terror, however. Female Genital Mutilation. Honor killing. Execution of homosexuals and women not following rules of chastity. Enforcing rules of modesty.
These symptoms are endemic to Islam in Islamic nations. They bring this mental illness when they flee to the West, and then it too frequently (even once is too many) metastasizes into terrorist attempts to murder masses of innocents.
We need to contain this mental illness in its own borders until it dies out and Islam is fully, truly, and demonstrably (by *Western* standards) a religion of Peace again. There is simply no justification for allowing anyone into the West that doesn’t meet our standards for peaceful assimilation.
This is how we treat physical infections. We should treat this mental infection the same way.
Bonus thought: with the outbreak of measles in Minnesota because refugees aren’t required to have vaccinations, an argument can be made that containing the mental infection also prevents physical infections from spreading, too.