Slothful Induction & Islamic Terrorism: Philadelphia Shooting

It just never stops. There are no depths of inanity which these people will not plumb, in order to avoid an unpalatable fact.

Here’s what happened:

Man shoots policeman in Philadelphia, in the US.

Man claims to have committed the shooting in the name of the Islamic State, and because the police act in a way that is contrary to the teachings of the Koran.

The mayor of Philadelphia responds by saying:

“In no way shape or form does anyone in this room believe that Islam or the teaching of Islam has anything to do with what you’ve seen on the screen.”

“That is abhorrent. It’s just terrible and it does not represent this religion [Islam] in any way shape or form or any of its teachings,” he added. “This is a criminal with a stolen gun who tried to kill one of our officers. It has nothing to do with being a Muslim or following the Islamic faith.”

I just … I can’t even …


About Stebbing Heuer

A person interested in exploring human perception, reasoning, judgement and deciding, and in promoting clear, effective thinking and the making of good decisions.
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