Where’s our global fury over increasingly violent Muslim extremism?

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Another American beheaded. Another unprovoked terror attack on Israel. Another week of Islamo-havoc, with global blessings.

On Nov. 16 humanitarian worker Peter Kassig, 26, became the third American in as many months to die a brutal death at the hands of Islamic State terrorists, reflecting wrenchingly in a tape sent to his family, “If I do die, I figure that at least you and I can seek refuge and comfort in knowing that I went out as a result of trying to alleviate suffering and helping those in need.”

President Obama brushed off the Islamo-brutality as “an act of pure evil in a passive drool of reproof. He and most of the free world similarly begged off castigating the Palestinian terrorists who hacked their way through a Jerusalem temple two days later with a meat cleaver, killing five worshippers, including three Americans. There was no global anger to speak of over the disgusting sight of Palestinian Muslims dancing in the streets and passing out candy. There was no exasperation at the obscene congratulations blaring over mosque loudspeakers. There was no vexation over the Palestinian media hailing the attackers as martyrs. There was no chagrin over terror-group Hamas praising the attack. There was no ire over Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas having a tough time condemning the outrageous attack. Just imagine the political earthquakes if Christians and Jews cut the rug, rang a church bell, and blew the shofar whenever a Muslim kicked the bucket.

Islamo-mayhem is a diabolical international problem, but where is the anger? The western way of life — complete with democracy, liberty, and fraternity — would not exist if good people had not been angered into action against tyrants, dictators, and other scum. Yet world fury at increasing, execrable Muslim extremism has sunk to an all-time low, as if the collective business of humankind these days begins and ends with coddling Muslims.

Universal anger is critical to combating the war on terror, and world governments, religious leaders, civil rights groups, the media, and liberty lovers need to get their Tarzan on.

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Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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