In light of the spate of sickening news about beheadings and other atrocious acts against children by Jihadists, the Islamophobic Andrew Bolt has taken the opportunity to blame the atrocities on Islam. He says, “There is something sick in a faith which inspires such horrific cruelty.” But the reality is; it’s not the Islamic faith that inspires such atrocious acts as Bolt would have us believe, it is merely mindless hatred – the same kind of mindless hatred that inspired US soldier Robert Bales to go out and kill 16 innocent Afghan civilians.
It’s also the same kind of mindless hatred that inspired the Catholic Christopher Columbus to slaughter thousands of ‘heathen’ Caribbean natives in the late 1490’s and early 1500’s. The religion hasn’t changed; it’s just that the hatred has subsided. Catholics no longer go around burning and killing those who refuse to become or remain Catholic – well, generally they don’t.
But, for Bolt, whose hatred of Islam is as blind as some of those that hate in the name of their religion, the stories of atrocities are just another excuse to peddle his own hatreds.