The pathetic, thinly disguised, anti Semitic propaganda piece by the Rev. Edwin Arrison (The Star, 04/03/2015, Citizens of the World Take Action) refers. The Rev. Arrison will pleased to learn that there is good news for beheaded Christians: terrorism is not an existential threat says President Obama. He is obviously one who believes in the infallibilty of the leader of the free world when he says the threat from climate change is much worse than the threat from worldwide religious terrorism. That’s most probably why he rushes to print against Israel while ISIS is cutting off the heads of 21 Christians in Libya. It’s not an existential threat, except to the 21 Christians.
The perceptive among us may have noticed that Rev. Arrison didn’t mention the words Islamic or Christian when he issued his statement about Israel. You may wonder about this. Isn’t this why they were killed? Their murderers decapitated them because they followed what was called “the illusion of the cross.”
President Obama explains that “no religion is responsible for terrorism.” I’ll bet that’s a relief to all Christians, Hindus, Muslims, Jews and Rev. Arrison. Those terrorists who behead you only THINK they are acting for religious reasons.
And just because the 21 Christians were killed in the name of a militaristic and oppressive God for worshipping a God of love and freedom, that doesn’t mean you can get on your high horse… After all, as Obama pointed out, some people did bad things in the name of Christ, like, a thousand years ago… so really, they kind of got what they deserved, didn’t they? They should just try to keep that thought in their heads. Sorry… maybe that was insensitive.
Oh, and there’s some good news for dead Jews too! I know Islamists have been gunning you down and defacing your places of worship, and harassing and bullying and terrorising you on the streets of once civilised Europeans cities. And maybe you’ve been thinking: “Whatever happened to ‘Never Again?’”
You will be excused for thinking that militant Islam’s relentless assault against the Jews, and the BDS’s and the Rev. Arrison’s tacit support of that assault in their vicious and mindless campaign against Israel’s existence, are just part and parcel of the anti-Semites’ millennia long war against the people of the Bible. But great news: I daresay Arrison endorses Obama’s response to the Islamist slaughter of four people in a kosher supermarket in Paris, that the victims were just “random folks,” …killed randomly by other random folks randomly killing random folks randomly. So Jews, you don’t have a thing to worry about. Isn’t that terrific?
You see, all you people being killed by Isis, Al Qaeda, the Taliban, Boko Haram, Al-Shabaab, Hezbollah, Hamas, Iran and other Islamist groups around the world… oh, and all you women being unspeakably brutalised by them… you’re lucky the Rev Arrison is wise enough not to do anything at all to help you because he understands that the terrorists are on the wrong side of history. So all he has to do is sit there on the right side of history while you suffer and die. Isn’t that good news?