Immoral equivalency

By Tom Quiner

The Obama Government is embarked on a strange crusade.

They wish to create the perception that certain Christian groups are just as bad as certain Muslim groups. For example, Obama’s Defense Department characterizes Catholics and Evangelical Christians as “extremist groups,” stating emphatically that:

“Religious extremism is not limited to any single religion, ethnic group, or region of the world.”

Obama’s Department of Homeland Security published a whole report on “Rightwing Extremism,” stating that “it may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single issue, such as opposition to abortion …”

… such as Catholics and Evangelical Christians.

Now Obama’s Justice Department is sending US Attorney Bill Killian to address a Muslim council in Tennessee. He’ll be accompanied by FBI Special Agent in Charge, Kenneth Moore. The subject of his presentation? “How civil rights can be violated by those who post inflammatory documents targeted at Muslims on social media.”

Attorney Killian made it clear that his presentation is about weakening the First Amendment:

“This is an educational effort with civil rights laws as they play into freedom of religion and exercising freedom of religion.  This is also to inform the public what federal laws are in effect and what the consequences are.”

The local newspaper there, the Tullahoma News, reported on the upcoming meeting:

“A special meeting has been scheduled for the stated purpose of increasing awareness and understanding that American Muslims are not the terrorists some have made them out to be in social media and other circles.”

So it looks like they are going to downplay or ignore Islamic terrorism. The news report continues:

“Sponsor of the event is the American Muslim Advisory Council of Tennessee — a 15-member board formed two years ago when the General Assembly was considering passing legislation that would restrict those who worship Sharia Law, which is followed by Muslims.”

Sharia Law is the divine moral code of Islam. It calls for the death penalty for the adultery, blasphemy, apostasy, and homosexuality. It calls for amputations for theft, and flogging for fornication and public intoxication.

The Tennessee General Assembly wanted to head Sharia Law off at the pass, since it is a goal of Islam to spread it to Western countries. Are the feds coming down to Tennessee to stamp out this kind of anti-Sharia thinking?

The Tullahoma News continues in describing Attorney Killian’s agenda:

“He referred to the 1995 Oklahoma City Bombing in which Timothy McVeigh, an American terrorist, detonated a truck bomb in front of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building on April 19, 1995. Commonly referred to as the Oklahoma City Bombing, the attack killed 168 people and injured more than 800.

It was the deadliest act of terrorism within the United States prior to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and remains the deadliest act of domestic terrorism in U.S. history. Terry Nichols was also charged and incarcerated as a coconspirator.

Killian also referred to the Wisconsin Sikh temple shooting on Aug. 5, 2012, when Wade Michael Page, an American white supremacist, fatally shot six people and wounded four others in a mass shooting at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wis. Page committed suicide by shooting himself in the head after he was shot in the stomach by a responding police officer.”

So what does this have to do with Christianity? Mr. Killian lays it on the line:

“Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols were both Christians as was the guy who shot up the Sikh temple,” Killian said. “Sikhs are not Muslim, Many people think they are Muslim, but they split off with the Hindu religion.”

Why would Mr. Killian say something like this?

The actions of these three murderous men were in direct contradiction to the tenets of Christianity, which call on us to love our neighbors as ourselves and to turn the other cheek. Their actions fly in the face of Christianity’s foundational Mosaic law, which states that thou shalt not commit murder.

On the other hand, Islamic terrorists who do their killing in the name of Allah are in fact doing what the Koran tells them to do.

There is no moral equivalency between the two.

There is so certainly no evidence that Wade Michael Page was a Christian. Christianity is a “love group.” Page was a member of hate groups.

Timothy McVeigh was a self-proclaimed atheist who said “science is my religion.”

Terry Nichols didn’t become a Christian until AFTER he was convicted of blowing up the federal building in Oklahoma.

The Obama Government is hard at work trying to create the perception of moral, or more accurately, immoral equivalency, equivalency between Islam and Christianity. It is repugnant beyond words and does grave dishonor to Christianity and the Judeo-Christian heritage of our country.

These efforts are dishonest at best, and immoral at worst.


  1. therealityofislam on June 3, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    You hit the nail on the head Tom! There appears to be a major effort underway to artificially differentiate the actions of the “radical” Muslims from the doctrines of Islam. Should this continue, I can see where the federal government under Obama might start considering the posting of the actual teachings of Muhammad and the doctrines found in the Koran as “inflammatory” and violating the civil rights of Muslims.

    But in one respect the feds would have it right. When you consider most of the teachings of Islam, “inflammatory” would be the least of the adjectives that could be used; however, in contrast to the feds’ position, any violation of civil rights by following those teachings would be against non-Muslims. Consider the following from the Koran (this barely scratches the surface):

    5:33 – The recompense of those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger and do mischief in the land is only that they shall be killed or crucified or their hands and their feet be cut off from opposite sides, or be exiled from the land. That is their disgrace in this world, and a great torment is theirs in the Hereafter. [Waging war against Allah includes opposing, criticizing, dishonoring, or even disbelieving in Islam.]

    9:5 – Then when the Sacred Months (the 1st, 7th, 11th, and 12th months of the Islamic calendar) have passed, then kill the Mushrikun [non-Muslims] wherever you find them, and capture them and besiege them, and lie in wait for them in every ambush…[they can only save themselves by converting to Islam].

    9:29 – Fight against those who believe not in Allah, nor in the Last Day, nor forbid that which has been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger (Muhammad), and those who acknowledge not the religion of truth (i.e. Islam) among the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians), until they pay the Jizyah [protection money] with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.

    9:123 – O you who believe! Fight those of the disbelievers who are close to you, and let them find harshness in you; and know that Allah is with those who are Al-Muttaqun (the pious [believers of Islamic Monotheism]).

    As I have said on many occasions, there is nothing “radical” about the jihadists/Islamists. They are simply following the teachings and example of Muhammad and the commands of the Koran. They are devout Muslims. The “moderate” Muslims are quite because they do not have Islamic doctrine on their side.

    • quinersdiner on June 3, 2013 at 4:02 pm

      You make sense. Thanks for writing.

  2. Shawn Pavlik on June 5, 2013 at 1:19 am

    And people are still surprised that the administration calls the Ft. Hood shooting “workplace violence” instead of what it truly was: “Islamist terrorism”.

    Not all Muslims are terrorists, in fact it is a very small percentage. But most terrorists ARE Muslim. That can’t even be debated rationally as otherwise.

  3. Shawn Pavlik on June 7, 2013 at 2:45 am

    Tom, I have discovered the problem with this country.

    John Adams said “We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion . . . Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”

    The problem is our country is becoming no longer one of moral and religious people.

    • quinersdiner on June 7, 2013 at 7:26 am

      Frightening, but true. Thanks for writing.