Can America be healed? In the wake of the San Bernardino terrorist attack, it seems increasingly unlikely as the rift between right and left can be so easily seen to be widening. While Republicans called for thoughts and prayers for the families of victims, Democrats callously mocked these urgings and simultaneously pushed their anti-Second Amendment agenda.
While the right looks for answers, the left has circled the wagons around Islam and seeks to defend the religion and culture which harbors a hefty percentage of adherents who wish to kill in the name of Allah.
Nowhere is this political and moral rift between right and left more evident than in the media coverage of the attack.
Unbelievably, a writer for the New York Daily News has maintained how a victim of the terrorist attack allegedly deserved his fate because he dared to argue in his final days that radical Islam is intolerant.
To show just how “tolerant” his religion is, terrorist Syed Farook killed the Jewish man who had argued with him.
Writer Linda Stasi notes that Nicholas Thalasinos, one of the 14 murder victims, had argued with Farook over the alleged “peacefulness” of Islam. She also places Thalasinos and Farook on equal footing in terms of blame because he dared to question Islam.
“They were two hate-filled, bigoted municipal employees interacting in one department,” Stasi said. “Now 13 innocent people are dead in unspeakable carnage.”
Note the use of the term “13.” There were 14 victims. Stasi has subtly showed her fanatical leanigns by not including Thalasinos in the group of “innocent” victims and has placed his name alongside the perpetrators.
“Make no mistake, as disgusting and deservedly dead as the hate-filled fanatical Muslim killers were, Thalasinos was also a hate-filled bigot,” she writes.
Stasi celebrated Thalasinos’ death in an unsubtly veiled way and eulogized the man as “an anti-government, anti-Islam, pro-NRA, rabidly anti-Planned Parenthood kinda guy.”
Worse yet: it’s not just some lone nutjob who subscribes to the “blame the victim” mentality. Last week, CAIR, the pro-Islam organization, claimed that America deserves to be blamed for the terrorist attack because of our foreign policy.
We have reached the end of rational discourse. It seems that for the left, the ends will always justify the means. Though Stasi may stop short of popping the champagne to toast Thalasinos’ murder, she unbelievably places equal blame on him for having the audacity to defend a world perspective that acknowledges the dangers and remarkable intolerance posed by Islam.
If the left is becoming more comfortable with simply shrugging-off those who are killed for their political and religious leanings, how long will it be before they transition from tacitly accepting such slaughter to committing such slaughter in the name of cultural tolerance?
If only Thalasinos had robbed a convenience store and then attacked a police officer, maybe then he would be beloved by the left…