- - Tuesday, July 19, 2016

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

The world is in chaos, as Islamic violence is setting the tone with terrorism. Whether it be Orlando or Nice or the Bavarian train slasher, we’re all told it was a “lone wolf” transformed into a monster by “radicalization,” one of the left’s favorite fabricated explanations.

This supposed radicalization, you see, presupposes that the Muslim terrorist was a perfectly normal person until the Internet infected him. Like a mosquito, we’re to believe, anyone is at risk of turning into a mass-murdering psychopath, shouting “Allah Akbar!” while torturing people to death.

The so-called honor killing a few days ago of Qandeel Baloch, a young Muslim woman considered Pakistan’s Kim Kardashian, reveals the fact of the matter: The seed of terrorism begins at home in the Islamic world, where “honor killings” are allowed when a female in the household is perceived as having dishonored the family. This could include having an unapproved relationship, dressing in a way that upsets the men in the house, or simply not being “respectful” enough.

Qandeel was 26 years old, and was on her way to international fame. A ubiquitous presence on social media, she considered herself a feminist and challenged the status quo.

Last weekend her brother drugged her and strangled her to death as she slept. He was captured and confessed during a press conference, saying he did it because “she brought dishonor on the family name,” and “girls are born to stay at home.”

Most families have differences, and those disagreements are met with discussions and even arguments. But in the Islamic world controlled by Shariah law, the killing of the woman is allowed as an act to reclaim the family’s honor.

The West’s efforts to dismiss these acts as domestic violence is part and parcel of the liberal desperation to cast Islamic terrorism as a hate crime or workplace violence.

As we’ve seen, these obfuscations are meant to hide the inherent problem of Islam as a culture that sanctions the murder of women in the family because they offend Islamist sensibilities or dare to not conform. You don’t need much “radicalization” from the Internet when social norms assent to the murder of those who don’t comply with Islamic expectations.

Just a few days before the November 2015 Paris Islamist terror attack, Fox News reported about the growing problem of “honor killings” in the United States, “Hidden among thousands of nondescript murders and cases labeled as domestic violence are a mounting number of killings motivated by a radical and dark interpretation of Islam. Honor killings and violence, which typically see men victimize wives and daughters because of behavior that has somehow insulted their faith, are among the most secretive crimes in society, say experts,” reported Foxnews.com.

“Even cases that appear to be honor killings, such as the Jan. 1, 2008 murder of two Irving, Texas, sisters that landed their father on the FBI’s Most Wanted list,” reports Fox, “cannot always be conclusively linked to a religious motivation. Without hard evidence, critics say, ascribing a religious motivation to crimes committed by Muslims demeans Islam .”

This Shariah-sanctioned Islamic misogyny doesn’t stay in the home, but informs terrorism in general. In the south of France, just days after the Nice atrocity, a woman and her three daughters were all stabbed while eating breakfast at a holiday resort. The eight-year old was airlifted to a hospital in critical condition.

The culprit? A 37-year-old generically described “Moroccan man” has been arrested. According to the Mirror newspaper, “Police say the motive for the attack remains ‘vague’ but local media reports state the attacker had made references to the females being ‘too lightly dressed.’ Local prosecutor Raphael Balland told the AFP news agency: “The motive of the attack is very blurred.”

Vague and blurred. Sure, just like cancer. A Muslim man attacking a woman and three little girls for being “too lightly dressed.” This is the misogyny allowed in Muslim nations allied with the United States. The apartheid of women in these nations, and the sanctioned use of violence against them can and must be confronted much like the scourge of South African racial apartheid was punished and rejected by the world with boycotts and sanctions.

Instead, we ignore the cause of worldwide terrorism, which is the allowance of Islamic nations to argue “religion” as the excuse to treat women as subhuman. Once the world allows a nation, in the name of religion, to treat any group of people as property to be abused without repercussion, why wouldn’t it serve as the foundation to export that violence to others?

Yes, we can tell about the condition of a nation by the way women are treated. But we can also now admit that the misogyny that allows the murder of those who offend you is the seed of terrorism that now infects the world.

Tammy Bruce, author and Fox News contributor, is a radio talk show host.

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