Why are leftists so relentlessly determined to diminish the threat of Islamic terrorism?
That's a rhetorical question, of course, because we all know the answer: the radical left, which controls the Democratic party, is ideologically allied with Islamic fundamentalists to bring down the Christian capitalist West. The left's multiculturalist dogma declares America to be the true terrorist threat, and Muslims to be the aggrieved, oppressed victims of Western colonialist imperialism from the Crusades on.
Case in point: Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times wrote an op-ed Sunday with the outrageous title "Husbands Are Deadlier Than Terrorists" in which he compared the relative risks to Americans of "two critical issues: refugees and guns." Anyone familiar with the left's obsession with gun control and their willful blind spot about Islam can already see where this is going.
Using President Trump's travel ban as a starting point, Kristof argued that statistically, "ladders kill far more Americans than Muslim terrorists do. Same with bathtubs. Ditto for stairs. And lightning."
This is an old, easily demolished argument. Yes of course, lots of things kill more people than terrorists do -- car accidents, cancer, acts of God like flooding -- but we recognize those dangers and take every possible precaution to diminish them -- seatbelts in cars, for instance. And we should take every precaution to prevent terrorism, too, including recognizing that it is a serious threat and preventing it from becoming more common by tightening lax immigration procedures.
But the left keeps trotting out this argument as if Americans concerned about the burgeoning worldwide threat of Islamic terror infesting our own shores are all just silly fraidy-cats. Hey, if jihadists kill a couple of dozen people every month in America, that's still way fewer than die from diabetes, so what's the big deal?
People like Kristof never factor in the number of terror plots that have been foiled. They never factor in the number of Americans killed on 9/11. They never factor in the financial and cultural impact of Islamic terrorism -- just look at how flying has changed since 9/11.
Meanwhile, the left sneers that Islamophobic Americans cling to our guns and religion, as former community organizer Barack Obama once put it, which are far deadlier.
In fact, Kristof warns us, because of our "ready access to firearms," we should mostly "fear spouses: Husbands are incomparably more deadly in America than jihadist terrorists." He even had the nerve to say that, "In other countries, brutish husbands put wives in hospitals; in America, they put them in graves."
Apparently Kristof has never heard about Muslim honor killings. More likely he knows about it but like all leftists, turns a blind eye to it because it doesn't serve an anti-American agenda.
"Trump is raging about a risk from refugees that seems manageable," Kristof says, "even as he talks about relaxing rules on another threat, guns, that is infinitely more lethal."
Got that, America? The risk of ISIS slipping a few terrorists over among refugees "seems manageable." Tell that to Europe, Kristof.
There's more to jihad than a body count, although that's certainly bad enough. As we have witnessed in Europe, jihad proceeds on other fronts besides terrorism. Cultural jihad results in the reduction or loss of Western freedoms. It results in the import of a rape culture. It results in no-go zones. It results in in the insidious growth of sharia law. It results in skyrocketing anti-Semitic violence.
As for the threat of guns, leftists don't really care about gun violence in America or they would be focusing their outrage on gangs, the criminally insane, and jihadists like Omar Mateen, who killed or wounded over 100 people in the deadliest mass shooting in United States history. Leftists ultimately don't care about all of Mateen's LGBT victims, just as they don't care about the black victims of gang violence or the children massacred at Sandy Hook by the insane Adam Lanza; they want the Second Amendment repealed and guns banned altogether because they can't achieve their totalitarian agenda as long as law-abiding American patriots are armed.
Kristof concludes, "With his travel ban, Trump is peddling an ineffective policy that is morally repugnant, even as he marches toward a looser policy on guns likely to result in more school shootings, more shattered families and more lives lost."
What's morally repugnant is Nicholas Kristof's dismissal of the threat of Islamic terrorism, which has shattered untold families and taken untold lives both here and abroad -- and will continue to do so, thanks to the left's obstructive insistence that jihad is less dangerous than ladders.