Ah, the Donald. He just can’t resist jerking their chain.
Republican front-runner Donald Trump regaled a crowd in South Carolina with an apocryphal story about General John Pershing during the Philippine-American War.
He took 50 bullets and he dipped them in pig’s blood, and he had his men load his rifles and he lined up the 50 people, and they shot 49 of those people. And the 50th person, he said, “You go back to your people and you tell them what happened.” And for 25 years there wasn’t a problem.
The ever-vigilant Islamic Defenders donned their most smug expressions and leapt into action.
“Donald Trump’s inflammatory rhetoric has crossed the line from spreading hatred to inciting violence,” Nihad Awad, the national executive director for the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), spluttered in a statement. “By directly stating that the only way to stop terrorism is to murder Muslims in graphic and religiously-offensive ways, he places the millions of innocent, law-abiding citizens in the American Muslim community at risk from rogue vigilantes.”
Of course, Donald Trump did not “directly state” anything of the kind, as the terrorist shill knows. But lying in the service of Islam is what Nihad Awad does: That’s His Jihad.
Does Nihad object to the avalanche of murder-incitement –and murder –committed by Muslims? to the relentless antisemitic savagery? to the honor killings? the beheadings? the enslavement? the constant Muslim drumbeat of kill . . . kill . . . kill?
He’s never said.
Here he is peering over George W. Bush’s shoulder while Bush maunders on about Islam being the “Religion Of Peace”™ before the smoke has even cleared in lower Manhattan.
Donald Trump may well prove unbeatable, and if so, it will be thanks in part to the likes of Nihad Awad, who can’t help but remind Americans of all we have lost to Islam, in New York, in DC, in Shanksville PA, in Ft. Hood, in Boston, in Chattanooga, in San Bernardino . . . the list goes on.
And Americans are determined that it will stop.