Many of us have heard of the brutal ISIS-inspired murder and beheading of two European backpackers, Maren Ueland from Norway and Louisa Vesterager Jespersen from Denmark, in Morocco.
The crime was proudly videotaped spreading like wildfire throughout social media, which would warrant enough public attention without a bizarre new addition to the story from the Swedish media.
Canadians are quite familiar with the new socially progressive euphemisms that the media has adopted, “irregular migration” ISIS fighters are “foreign travellers” and so on.
Well, here is the newest phrase to the Social Justice lexicon: brutal beheadings are now “knife damage to the neck”.
According to Russia Today, that was the phrase used multiple times by the Swedish broadcaster.
However, this might not be the worst part of their coverage.
The TV broadcast completely left out the ISIS connections of the attackers, and focused on telling people that sharing the video online could result in four years in jail for hate speech and incitement.
A few things need to be made clear.
The attackers are on video pledging their allegiance to ISIS and their leader Abu-Baker Al-Baghdadi.
They state that their interpretation of Islam is the motivation for the murder. Yet, according to RT, Sweden’s public broadcaster commented that simply restating what they said themselves could constitute a hate crime.
This seems to be the precedent set by the political and media establishment: ISIS (the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, now just IS) has nothing to do with Islam. But criticizing ISIS is Islamophobia.
This is probably the best example of the growing discontent with the people and the media establishment.
The men in the video shouted their motivation at every possible opportunity, radical Islam.
Yet the media and the political Left are trying to claim that this has 0% to do with Islam.
Now, not many people are saying that Islam is the sole factor here responsible for 100% of the crime, but it certainly the primary factor in this action.
The usual excuses for terrorism are noticeably absent here. There is no, and has never been, an American military occupation or occupation of Morocco.
It will be very hard to pin this one on the existence of Israel since the two countries are far apart, however, I wouldn’t put it past the European Left to try.
Were the attackers distraught over the conflict with Western Sahara?
Now it should go without saying that most Muslims do not share this interpretation of Islamic texts, or else the world would be on fire right now.
But this is a consistent view of a minority, the 1% of the 1% (note with 1.6 billion Muslims, that would make the number 160 000 jihadists, which is the approximate standing power of the entire Roman legion at a time).
It is a strange world where seemly the biggest threat of radical Islam to the West, really has nothing to do with Islam.
The biggest problem is the media and politicians who feed us such obvious lies, and then threaten legal action if anyone approaches the truth.
I don’t think any Jihadist could do as much damage to Sweden with a bomb than their own government can do with a twisted ideology and a sense of moral righteousness.
So now the rest of the Western world will watch Sweden, to see if feelings trump free speech.
In Canada, we still have a charter that claims that the truth is considered protected speech, but we also just passed a law that says driving is a probable casue for the police to take your DNA, so charter rights aren’t invulnerable these days.
I have a feeling that 2019 could be the year that Canada learns whether Social Justice is more important than certain freedoms.