Another day, another westerner killed in the west for insulting Islam:
An Irish university lecturer stabbed to death by one of his former students had allegedly ‘insulted the Prophet Mohammed’, his killer has told French police.
The 66-year-old academic, named locally as John Dowling, was attacked and stabbed 13 times outside the Paris university where he worked on Wednesday.
Ali R., a 37-year-old Pakistani national, has confessed to the killing and told police he held a personal grudge against the teacher after failing his exams last year.
The police have this to say about the killer:
French authorities have said there is no existing evidence that Ali, a native of Pakistan, was radicalized by a terrorist organization but rather that he was simply very “pious” and an “obsessive patriot.”
“We don’t have proof of radicalization, but rather a feeling that we’re dealing with someone who is very religious, very pious, very practicing.”
So apparently it’s not radical, but “Patriotic” and “Pious” if you are a muslin in France and kill a westerner for ostensibly insulting Islam.
Of course the question isn’t why Ali killed the professor, we know this, but the question I would ask is why wouldn’t he?
The western media has made it clear that while it’s perfectly acceptable to insult Christianity and Christians that there is nothing more beyond the pale than an insult to Islam. Furthermore we’ve seen supposed “free speech” groups quake at the thought of defending those who might exercise free speech or academic rights contrary to the desires of those of the Muslim faith.
Furthermore there are section of France where the police have been neglecting to enforce French law and have allowed the Islamic community to enforce their own, and that law states that those who defame Islam must die.
That being the case the killing of this Irishman who apparently didn’t get the memo on Islam likely didn’t seem like murder to Mr. Ali, just common sense. Robert Spencer is only being a little facetious when he says:
Since the whole Western intelligentsia agrees that one must not insult Muhammad, but that it is a matter of “respect” to submit to Sharia blasphemy laws, will Ali R. now be freed with an apology?
Perhaps if Islam was as intolerant of Gay Marriage, Homosexuality and Transgenderism as Christianity then the liberal of the west who so delight in condemning followers of Christ might make a larger objection, but seeing as they are so accepting of the foibles of the west in general and of the liberal culture in particular the media and cultural elites give them a pass.
(And yes that paragraph was sarcasm and tells you all you need to know about who the liberal media/cultural elites really consider the enemy)
Exit Question: How long do you think it will take someone to complain to twitter to have me banned for the image in this post? I don’t know the answer but I can tell you this, if a “Pious” Muslim sticks a knife between my ribs for the cartoon above you can be sure there will be folks on CNN or MSNBC saying I had it coming.
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