In the aftermath of this past weekend’s Islamic terrorist attacks, White House press secretary Josh Earnest commented, “We are in a narrative battle. ISIL wants to project the West as being at war with Islam. It’s a mythology. And we’re debunking that myth …. We can’t play into this narrative that somehow the United States is fighting Islam.”
In response, conservative journalist Ben Shapiro wrote, “The people in New York weren’t hit by flying pieces of narrative.”
Indeed, Islamic terrorism is not a narrative, and the victims of Islamic terrorism worldwide, now numbering in the millions, have not been beheaded or tortured or raped or blown to pieces or burned alive or imprisoned or exiled by “flying pieces of narrative.”
Brown’s bio is at the bottom of this post.
As far as “being at war with Islam” of course we’re not. First of all, our administration in Washington, D.C. couldn’t fight anything more significant than a cold. A more feckless group of America haters has never worked in the Executive Mansion.
Always concerned about a ‘backlash,’ the Democrats in the White House, Congress and also in the mayor’s offices of our major cities try to play down every explosion, stabbing or shooting.
Mayor DeBlasio specifically noted that he couldn’t say if the bombing in New York was terrorism. The snickers that followed were heard by the governor of the state, who was sharp enough to say that yes, a bomb is terrorism.
As far as Islam, maybe we could at least declare war on those whose ideology threatens the west. Have we been so brainwashed that we lack the courage to announce that “…if you threaten the U.S. or it’s allies, we don’t care where you worship, or where you live. Beware the knock on the door, the hum of the drone and the flash of light.”
I just made that up. Harrison Ford should say it in a movie.
“Real peace is not just the absence of conflict, it’s the presence of justice.”
–President Marshall, speech and screenplay by Andrew W. Marlow.
Not totally original, but catchy.
ISIS and those who join that ideology of death and anarchy, are an existential threat to not only the United States, but the entire free world.
Get out your crayons, and start coloring over the places where freedom is on the run.
That’s just some of Europe. ISIS is doing very well, recruiting members at gunpoint in Africa and around the globe.
This is no conflict over the narrative. This is the conflict over whose heart is in the fight. So far, heart, courage and strategy have been absent on our side. — Dave
Dr. Michael Brown, a Jewish believer in Jesus, is a biblical scholar, apologist, worldwide speaker, and activist. He is the host of the nationally syndicated, talk radio program “Line of Fire,” and he serves as president of FIRE School of Ministry in Concord, NC, as well as adjunct professor at a number of seminaries. He is the author of 25 books, most recently “Can You Be Gay and Christian?”