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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Bill O'Reilly Calls For A Crusade Against Islam

Bill O'Reilly, the arrogant and pompous host of "America's highest rated cable news show," has dedicated his nightly program this week to the cause of a new religious crusade against the Muslim hoards in the Middle East.  You read that right.   Bill wants the military forces of the Socialist Democracy of Amerika to declare war upon what he calls the Muslim jihad.  Based upon other comments he has made I think the Muslim jihad would most probably consist of members of Al-Qaeda and ISIS found within Syria, Iraq and Iran.  Bill is mad and he is not going to take it any more.  He wants a modern crusade, complete with SDA bombers, tanks and troops at the front leading the charge and dedicated Chaplains at the rear praying that God would protect "our boys", to go into the Middle East and annihilate the infidel Muslims, wherever they might be found.  Remember the Crusades of the Middle Ages?  Bill wants to return to that era, with a vengeance. 
Despite the fact that he is interviewing "men of faith" and "clergy" and asking them to dedicate this Sunday's services to stumping for the new holy war against infidel Muslims, Bill is really all about politics and the Republican party.   Republicans are the guardians of Amerikan Exceptionalism and nothing they do is ever wrong.  Everyone else is a blithering idiot.  Democrats are idiots.  Libertarians are idiots.  The politically inactive are idiots.  Anyone that does not agree with Bill is clearly an idiot.  As a committed warfare statist Bill is extremely upset that the SDA military is not striking fear into the hearts of peoples around the world.  He has frequently complained that under the reign of King Obama the citizens of the world "no longer fear" the SDA.  He never explains why it is a good or desirable thing for the citizens of the rest of the world to fear the SDA.  I suspect that is because he is a committed imperialist who believes that everything the SDA does in regards to foreign policy is always, by definition, good for the hapless country that is being tyrannized, oppressed or bombed into oblivion by SDA forces.  Bill is frustrated that there has not been a good war in recent years.  You know the kind of war I am writing about.  It is the kind of war where a nightly body count clearly indicates that the enemy is dying in droves.  Video images portray entire cities in flames.  SDA soldiers are seen partying over the corpses of the enemy.   It is not like the kind of wars we have today where nationalist guerrillas pick off SDA soldiers one at a time like sitting ducks.  Bill wants a big war with big casualties so he can claim a big success for the big, bad SDA. 
Bill also loves to criticize King Obama.  No matter what the king does it is always wrong.  Bill believes that King Obama is not being aggressive enough in his foreign policy and he is dramatically illustrating that point by continually replaying the videos of the execution of Christians at the hands of Muslim jihadists.  I suspect the jihadists appreciate the publicity very much.  Bill is acting as if the recent work of the radical Muslims in the Middle East is something new.  Bill seems to believe that up until now it was pretty easy to be a Christian in the Middle East.  In fact, Bill seems to believe that Christians have only recently fallen into persecution and that that persecution only takes place in Middle Eastern countries.  Bill is very wrong, as usual.
In a Wikipedia article on the persecution of Christians around the world, under the section heading "Current situation - 1989 to present," the following assertions are made:  "According to Pope Benedict XVI,  Christians are the most persecuted group in the contemporary world. The Holy See has reported that over 100,000 Christians are violently killed annually because of some relation to their faith. According to the World Evangelical Alliance, over 200 million Christians are denied fundamental human rights solely because of their faith.  Of the 100-200 million Christians under assault, the majority are persecuted in Muslim-dominated nations.  Christians suffer numerically more than any other faith groups or groups without faith in the world. Of the world's three largest religions Christians are the most proportionally persecuted with 80% of all acts of religious discrimination being directed at Christians who only make up 33% of the world's population."  The currently ranked top three countries for the persecution of Christians are North Korea, Somalia and Syria.  Only one of those three is connected to Bill's Muslim jihad.  Christians are also currently being killed by Hindus in India, Communists in China, Muslims in Sudan, Buddhists in Bhutan, Hindus and Buddhists in Sri Lanka, and various nationalist and religious groups in Vietnam, Laos and Thailand.  Christians are also being killed by Communists in Venezuela and FARC in Colombia.  I could go on and on but I will stop with that short list of places where Christians have been getting themselves martyred for decades. 
I have a couple of questions for Bill that I would like for him to answer.  He won't, of course.  Bill does not answer questions.  He asks them and then, before the person being interviewed can respond, answers them himself.  Funny how Bill's positions on everything end up never being challenged.  Bill, you are a little late to the party, why is that?  Where were you over the past thirty years as Christians have been killed by the thousands in North Korea?  Where was your call for a holy war against the persecutors of the Hmong in Vietnam after the Communists took over and we turned tail and ran?  Where was your call for holy war against the Communist rulers in China who have engaged in wholesale executions and imprisonments of the evangelical Christians who have descended from early missionaries who lived there prior to the Red Revolution?  Where was your call for war as the Sudanese Muslims wiped out entire villages of Sudanese Christians over recent years?  Pardon me Bill but I have a hard time believing you are sincere.  I have a hard time believing that you care about the lives of Christians around the world.  I find it much easier to believe that you just want to use foolish Evangelicals in the SDA to promote your cause.  Your holy war is not holy.  Your call for a crusade is nothing more than the conscious less demand of a warmongering man to incite the masses to kill some stinkin foreigners so you can feel better about yourself.
Shame on you Bill.  Shame on you for enlisting the services of Evangelical pastors in this country in the cause of your immoral war.  You need to learn the Christian doctrine of the just war and you need to apply that knowledge to your immoral rants.  The Muslim jihadists, despite your utterly ridiculous protestations to the contrary, pose no threat to the security of the SDA at all.  They are not coming here to get us.  If we departed from their homelands they would soon settle into a state of permanent war with each other, as each warring Muslim faction sought to dominate the other.  Don't try to brainwash us into the belief that we are actually threatened by Muslim jihadists in this land.  We are not and you know it.  Sadly, you have found plenty of Evangelicals who agree with you.  They too believe in the importance of being in a permanent state of war.  They too believe that imperialist expansion is the revealed will of God for our country.  I have a suggestion for you Bill.  If you want a crusade, organize it yourself.  Pay for it yourself.  Lead it yourself.  Keep me and my family out of it.

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