Bolt today continues his relentless rhetoric of hate against Islam as he riles against criticism of his hatred.
Throughout history various religions that have at the core of their beliefs a philosophy of peace and goodwill toward their fellow man have had within their ranks murderous extremists who abuse the name of their faith to commit the most horrendous crimes against their fellow man. Even political ideologies sometimes use their religious faith to justify the most horrific crimes. Catholicism for centuries committed the most terrifying crimes against Protestants; Judaism as a religion has been responsible for crimes against Arabs in Palestine as they take over lands they claim were given to them by God; Orthodox Christians in what was Yugoslavia have committed genocidal crimes against some of their fellow citizens because they happened to be Muslims; on and off for nearly eight hundred years Christians from Europe embarked on crusades to wipe out Islam; there were Christians in America who believed African-Americans were subhuman and should be either enslaved or killed. And, of course, there were the Christians of Europe who during the 1930s and 40s attempted to exterminate all of European Jewry.
But not in any of these cases can their religion per se actually be blamed for their actions. In every case religion was used merely as an excuse to commit these crimes. But in not one case can the base philosophy of any religion be blamed for the crimes committed by their adherents.
And now here’s Bolt, ready to condemn an entire religion because of the crimes of a few misguided fanatics who claim to be part of that religion. Bolt’s obsessive hatred of Islam has blinded and confused him. He is no longer able to distinguish between the actions of fanatics and the reality of what they profess to be their faith. In short, he has become as fanatical in his hatred as those he accuses of being hate filled.