Jejune is too kind. He’s a moron.
Mr Smiley, possessor of a show (unsurprisingly) on PBS, said this, the past week, of Christianity vs Islam whilst speaking with Ayaan Hirsi Ali. (Somali-born Dutch-American activist, feminist, author, and former Dutch politician. She actively opposes honor violence, child marriage and female genital mutilation.)
“Oh, Christians, every day, people walk into post offices, they walk into schools, that’s what Columbine is – I could do this all day long. There are so many more examples of Christians – and I happen to be a Christian. That’s back to this notion of your idealizing Christianity in my mind, to my read. There are so many more examples, Ayaan, of Christians who do that than you could ever give me examples of Muslims who have done that inside this country, where you live and work.”
The video is below.
- Name for me, please, Mr Smiley, one Christian person in the US who walked into a post office and blew themselves up.
- Name for me, please, Mr Smiley, one Christian person in the US who walked into a school and blew themselves up.
- Name for me, please, Mr Smiley, one Christian person anywhere in the US who blew themselves up. Just one. Please.
You mentioned Columbine. Neither Eric Harris nor Dylan Klebold, who killed 13 and injured 21, indicated that they both killed in the name of Christianity. The opposite is in fact true.
They were anti-Christian, and clearly expressed that. They asked one Christ-follower, just before they murdered her, “Do you believe in God?” Upon her ‘Yes’ answer, they said “Why?” and then shot her.
Actually, given that Columbine murderers Harris and Klebold were into the ‘Goth’ culture, I cannot help wondering whether they at least flirted with the opposite (e.g. the occultic or satanic).
Give me even one US incident, Tavis Smiley, of any individual or series of individuals blowing themselves up, committing suicide, in the name of Christianity. One. Give one example. Provide verifiable evidence.
There are zero in the past 100 years.
Yes, since 1977 there have been 8 US murders targeting abortion centers in what most would say is in the name of Christianity — but even then not all were professed Christians. People mention Eric Rudolph and Scott Roeder. Heinous. But the total is still 8. They are pikers compared to, say, Major Nidal Hasan who, in 2009 killed 13 people and injured 30 specifically in the name of Islam. In one event. In the name of Islam. “Allahu Akhbar” is called a clue.
Because people were afraid of being labeled as Islamophobic, Major Hasan’s Islamic violent rhetoric was purposely overlooked. Because of fear. List for me even one example of people failing to report individuals because of fear of Christianity. One. Just one. Due to “Christianophobia.”
Let’s go to the facts.
- Americans killed in the name of Islam on 9-11-2001: 2,996.
- Muslims in America killed in revenge: 1.
- Since 9/11, an additional 150 Americans have been killed in 52 separate acts of deadly Islamic terror or Islam-related honor killing in the United States.
Something tells me that Muslims may be just a bit more touchy and violent than Christians in the US. Something tells me the score is akin to 3,146 vs 8.
Thanks for the lies, Tavis Smiley.
You may now go back to your sycophantic NPR adherents who enjoy your Emo views.