Murder Is Murder

CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY MARCH 18, 2019

          THE MURDER OF AT LEAST 49 PEOPLE AND WOUNDING OF NEARLY THAT MANY OTHERS IN A MOSQUE IN CHRIST CHURCH NEW ZELAND LAST FRIDAY WAS A TERRORIST ACT. TERRORISM IS TERRORISM NO MATTER WHO COMMITS IT, AND NO MATTER THE REASON.

         THE ACCUSED SHOOTER, AN AUSTRALIAN MAN WHO LIVE STREAMED HIS ACT ON SOCIAL MEDIA, CLAIMS HE WAS INSPIRED BY RIGHT-WING IDEOLOGUES IN THE U.S. A CONSERVATIVE MEMBER OF THE AUSTRALIAN PARLIAMENT BLAMED IMMIGRATION AND WAS DENOUNCED FOR THAT REMARK BY THE AUSTRALIAN PRIME MINISTER.

         WHEN PEOPLE WHO ARE MUSLIM COMMIT TERRORIST ATTACKS THEY HAVE BEEN RIGHTLY CONDEMNED BY ALL BUT THE FANATICS WHO BELIEVE ALLAH HAS ORDERED THEM TO KILL SO-CALLED “INFIDELS.” THE SAME CONDEMNATION MUST BE BROUGHT TO PEOPLE WHO KILL ANYONE, NO MATTER THEIR FAITH.

         CIVILIZED SOCIETIES CANNOT ENDURE WITH AN EYE FOR AN EYE, TOOTH FOR A TOOTH STANDARD OF BEHAVIOR. AS THE SAYING GOES, EVERYONE WOULD THEN BECOME BLIND AND TOOTHLESS. IMMIGRATION IS AN ISSUE SEPARATE FROM MURDER AND WORTHY OF DEBATE. MURDER IS NEVER DEBATABLE. I’M CAL THOMAS.