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Muslim countries not so peaceful

NY Times:

As Iraqis gathered late on Saturday night in central Baghdad to eat, shop and just be together to celebrate one of the last evenings of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, a huge bomb exploded and killed at least 123 people, the third mass slaughter of civilians in three countries carried out by the Islamic State in recent days.

I haven’t said anything about the previous two incidents because violence happening in a Muslim country is hardly blog-worthy.

Maybe it’s sort of news that one of the incidents happened in Turkey which traditionally has been a safe country not like other Muslim countries. Turkey used to be a secular Muslim country, but thanks to Erdogan turning the country more religious, this is what happens.

The best way to protect America from this sort of religion-of-peace violence is to vote for Donald Trump who will ban Muslims from immigrating here.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

July 3, 2016 at 11:54 am

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  1. Maybe it’s sort of news that one of the incidents happened in Turkey which traditionally has been a safe country not like other Muslim countries. Turkey used to be a secular Muslim country, but thanks to Erdogan turning the country more religious, this is what happens.

    It’s increasing under Erdogan because he stupidly supported crazy jihadists in Syria before trying to clamp down on them.

    In Bangladesh, the rise in terrorism is a response to forced secularization, like when the high court considered a challenge to keeping Islam the official religion.

    The best way to stop it I tend to think is to appease them and give them the kind of society they want, like Saudi Arabia does.


    July 3, 2016 at 12:01 pm

    • For many years Turkey forced secularization and there was less terrorism. It is disturbing that (in all the pictures I have seen) around half of Turkish women are wearing head scarves. I miss the old Turkish government that never would have allowed that.Instead of appeasing the Muslims extremists, I would prefer governments put them in prison or even execute them.

      Jay Fink

      July 3, 2016 at 2:03 pm

      • That was a different time. Sisi in Egypt has the right strategy, being super Islamic at home but fighting terrorism and revolutionary ISIS style stuff. Forced secularization would be a disaster.

        Tunisia has also done well by giving the Islamists a place at the table.

        The people want to be ruled by Islam. Let them have it through the political process and you’ll probably get less terrorism.


        July 3, 2016 at 5:47 pm

      • Probably. But you’re not thinking long term. Islam can be suppressed, and it’s worth suppressing, because it will never stop being a threat to the peace as long as it exists.

        Peregrino Nuzkwamia

        July 4, 2016 at 11:55 am

      • Islam can be suppressed,

        If we can bribe relatively sane Muslim dictators like al-Sisi to be Islamic enough to keep the yokels from voting ISIS into power but not go on a regional rampage a direct suppression of Muslims is not necessary, although I support occasional interventions when needed.

        We propped up all sorts of Islamic autocrats during the Cold War so long as they agreed to behave under NATO’s sphere of influence. That strategy worked for decades.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        July 4, 2016 at 12:39 pm

      • Even somewhat insane dictators like Ghadaffi were actually very good for regional stability.

      • I favor secular strong man dictators like Gaddafi, Saddam Hussein and Assad. It’s unfortunate the U.S always wants to topple them. The Middle East becomes a lot more unstable and extreme without them.

        Jay Fink

        July 4, 2016 at 4:20 pm

  2. Trump is our last chance. Muslims are in conflict with themselves and with their neighbors everywhere in the world. An indirect proof of this is that there isn’t much Islamic terrorism in East Asia or Latin America
    because there aren’t many Muslims in those regions, but where Sunni and Shia Muslims live together or
    where Muslims live within or close to other civilizations, there is always religious and civil war or
    conflict, violence and terrorism. I think there have been about 30 thousand Islamic attacks in the world since 9/11. But Islam has nothing to do with any of it.


    July 3, 2016 at 12:05 pm

    • There isn’t that much Muzzie violence in the states, either. Besides, Trump doesn’t control immigration laws, Congress does. Sorry to burst your bubble.


      July 3, 2016 at 4:59 pm

      • Wrong. The President has the power under Title 8 of the US Code to bar any foreign person or group of persons from entry to the United States, for any duration, with or without giving a reason, regardless of what Congress or the Senate might feel about the matter. All he has to do is proclaim the ban. Not only that, but most presidents during the past several decades have used that power, so the precedent is ample.

        Peregrino Nuzkwamia

        July 4, 2016 at 11:46 am

      • There “isn’t that much” because until very recently, the number of Muslims living in the US has been tiny. This state of affairs will not continue if Obama’s policies of encouraging Muslim immigration persist for a few more years. If numbers are allowed to increase to levels that are found in some European countries, violence, ghettoization and non-integration will become chronic issues, imposing huge expenses on society in the name of security, as well as a very large welfare burden.

        Peregrino Nuzkwamia

        July 4, 2016 at 11:52 am

    • Trump is not our last chance. There’s never a last chance. You guys make it sound like we are in the Warsaw ghetto or something. Knock it off. There’s Congress, and the next election. Get a grip.


      July 3, 2016 at 5:52 pm

      • I don’t know who should get a grip: a majority of SCJs chosen by Hillary, more globalism, wide open borders to make our future not even like Europe but more like a huge Nicaragua, millions of Muslims, and I can go on. There isn’t much Muslim violence here because they haven’t reached critical mass, but why would it be different to what happens in Europe when we neither vet immigrants nor impose assimilation? And apart from modifying the 1965 law, immigration can be controlled just by enforcing current law.


        July 3, 2016 at 10:34 pm

      • This very well could be the last chance. There are very few in Congress with Trump’s populism. It could be a 100% Republican Congress and they will do nothing to stop Hillary or the globalist agenda. As for the next election…Trump has been a once in a lifetime candidate. Never before has a candidate the establishment had vile hatred towards become the nominee. Who’s to say it will ever happen again?

        Jay Fink

        July 3, 2016 at 11:23 pm

  3. Duh.

    Anyone who cannot admit to this basic logic is either: a sophist idiot, an egalitarian moron, a libertarian, a coward, a liar, a status signaler, and/or secretly wants more terror attacks.

    “When the Third World immigrants admitted under Sen. Teddy Kennedy’s 1965 Immigration Act — as well as their children — commit mass murder, the government and media tell us it’s a gun problem. Or it’s “our” culture. Or it’s “homophobia.” Or we have to keep admitting millions of Muslims because otherwise the ones already here will REALLY hate us.

    Isn’t that extortion? We’ve already admitted millions of Muslim immigrants, but if we don’t take in millions more, the ones we’ve admitted will go on killing sprees?” -Ann Coulter


    July 3, 2016 at 12:05 pm

  4. Erdogan IS a crazy extremist.


    July 3, 2016 at 12:20 pm

  5. Maybe it’s sort of news that one of the incidents happened in Turkey which traditionally has been a safe country not like other Muslim countries.

    It’s also newsworthy because Turkey’s airport is increasingly used by American and European passengers.

    The Undiscovered Jew

    July 3, 2016 at 12:23 pm

  6. I’m pretty happy that I visited Turkey when I did, about 10 years ago. Super great time; in fact I went so close to the Syrian border that I actually considered *going* to Syria. No way you’d do that now.

    Samson J.

    July 3, 2016 at 1:35 pm

    • I visited Turkey in the late 90s and it was great but even then, you saw lots of women w/headscarves. Still, they seemed to co-exist nicely w/the seculars, and even the hijabis behaved like seculars. I saw couples smooching where the girl wore a headscarf.

      I understand all that changed under Erdogan. He’s a pig. He’s got to go. He’s going to go, he’s in deep trouble (which is why he’s sucking up to the Israelis) but we should give him a good hard kick.


      July 3, 2016 at 5:50 pm

      • even then, you saw lots of women w/headscarves

        “Even then” – you say it like it’s a bad thing.

        I’d like to see *you* in a headscarf, muchacha.

        I understand all that changed under Erdogan. He’s a pig. He’s got to go.

        Erdogan is a modern hero, a latter-day Maccabee, joining righteous battle against the dark forces of dominant secularism.

        His is the way of the future. Now get behind me, woman.

        Samson J.

        July 3, 2016 at 6:27 pm

  7. If you google the question ‘Islam and percent of terrorism’ the first page of results is various renderings of the same report (from some Muslim financed outfit) claiming that 94% of all terrorist acts in US since 1980 involved non-Muslims. Of course, the use of a 1980 baseline is immediately suspect, but another outfit (located much further down in the results) explains that the ‘study’ used events rather than bodies as the measuring stick and included non-lethal (to humans) as well as lethal events such as the many Earth Liberation Front exercises (spikes in trees, burning buildings, etc.) and the many animal rights actions (freeing minks, etc) and other acts of ‘terrorism’ at that level.

    For the record, outlets such as the Huff Post, Vox and Daily Beast ran this story. I have a work colleague who pointed it out with great gusto when Trump was first being criticized for suggesting a Muslim ban. I countered him but, in retrospect, should not have outed myself as a Narrative skeptic.


    July 3, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    • I think that 1980 report includes the JDL. They did some nasty things, they were a PITA, but they came and went. The study is a lie.


      July 3, 2016 at 5:51 pm

    • Muslims represent ~1% of the US population. So even with their cherry-picked stats, Muslims commit six times more terrorist acts per capita than average.


      July 4, 2016 at 11:32 am

  8. It appears that the large Arab community in Dearborn, Michigan, many of whom are Muslims and the rest are Christians, was a result of the large auto boom during the era of Henry Ford (a noted Anti-Semite by the way).

    Legend has it that Ford would rather hire Arabs over blacks.

    Such news or even propaganda, serves as a catalyst for the right-o-sphere to be right again.


    July 3, 2016 at 4:16 pm

  9. violence happening in a Muslim country is hardly blog-worthy.

    Violence happening in a NAM neighborhood is hardly MSM news-worthy.

    E. Rekshun

    July 3, 2016 at 6:01 pm

  10. Terrorists in Turkey are either ethnic Kurds, or foreign ISIS/jihadists. Turks aren’t into jihad. Life is pretty good in Turkey.


    July 4, 2016 at 3:34 pm

  11. There was also an Isis attack in Bangladesh. By attacking foreigners there they know that they are really screwing a country that relies heavily on foreign investment for their garment industry. I imagine Bangladesh will be greatly impoverished by this attack, which is what Isis are looking for I guess. They want to cut the entire Muslim world off from the modern world and mire it in poverty and instability. They truly are the most cynical, reactionary force in the world today but liberals can’t look beyond the colour of their skin and thus forgive them, for they know not what they do.

    prolier than thou

    July 4, 2016 at 5:02 pm

  12. Suicide bombers, apparently Muslim (because non-Muslim suicide bombers don’t happen as often, and its hard for non-Muslims to get near the place), bombed the Great Mosque at Medina today. This really doesn’t make any sense, but there you have it.


    July 4, 2016 at 8:01 pm

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