The impious coalition between the Left and Islamo-fascism has once again reared its ugly head. This time, folks on the Left have showcased their ideological hypocrisy in the form of bashing Donald Trump for calling Islamic extremists what they are: losers. Yes, this really happened.
After the horrific bombing of an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester on Monday, the Islamic State claimed responsibility. The attack, which was the worst attack the UK has seen since 2005. The spark of outrage was ignited, prompting President Trump to respond while on his Middle East tour. “So many young, beautiful, innocent people living and enjoying their lives, murdered by evil losers,” said Trump in reference to the attack. “I won’t call them monsters, because they would like that term. They would think that’s a great name. I will call them from now on losers, because that’s what they are. They’re losers, and we’ll have more of them, but they’re losers. Just remember that.”
He is correct.
Calling radical Islamic terrorists monsters gives one the perception of fear; something that, by the very nature of the term terrorist, is desirable to them. Why should we give terrorists and radicals alike what they want? Why should we endow confidence upon vis-à-vis confirming their fear tactics are working? The fact is that there is definitively no rational reasoning for any sane-minded so-called liberal to want to boost a terrorist’s self-image. Trump was right to call them evil losers because that’s what they are. There is a case to be made that the eloquence of a sitting president should be superior to what it is currently. However, that exact case has been levied against President Trump ever since he first began campaigning. And, for many, his lack of eloquence and proficiency in shaming those who oppose him are desirable characteristics. Let’s be honest, if Obama had said the exact same line, those on the Left would rally behind him calling him charismatic and wonderful.
In the words of the (not-so) great George W. Bush, “you’re either with us or against us.” If you are resistant to President Trump dishonoring terrorists by calling them out for what they are and not granting their fear tactics legitimacy, you are not for the advancement of human rights. You are not for the eradication of radical Islamic terrorism worldwide. You are a leftist political hack, hypocrite, and radical Islam apologist.
Let’s get into the ironic and unnerving part of what Trump said, which wasn’t something actually vocalized: he decried terrorism and Islamo-fascism while literally standing next to a terrorist. As President Trump called the radical who bombed the Ariana Grande concert and those who follow his disgusting ideology evil losers, he apparently didn’t look to his left and notice Mahmood Abbas standing alongside him on stage. Abbas is, of course, the famed Palestinian dictator who funded terrorism and continues to promulgate terrorism against Jews in Israel. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, “If the Manchester attacker was Palestinian and the victims Israeli, the terrorist’s family would receive a stipend from Mahmoud Abbas.” Unfortunately, Netanyahu is correct.
Despite Trump’s shortcomings on dealing with Abbas appropriately, what he said was spot-on accurate. We, as a people, are not afraid of terrorists on a human level, but rather on an ideological level that all too often manifests into actionable events, like what we saw in Manchester. It’s silly to condemn Trump for refusing to call the terrorists monsters for that exact reason.