We must take note that one reason ISIL committed the terrorist attacks in Paris is to make us hate Muslims (as may be seen here and here).
We must be careful to distinguish between the guilty and the innocent. When one say that "Islamic terrorists" committed the ghastly terrorist attacks in Paris such a person is effectively exonerating ISIL who committed the massacre. If "Islam" (stereotyped as a hostile and unified, political force) is to be blamed for the terrorist attacks then that is letting ISIL off the hook. It is exonerating those who committed the ghastly terrorist attacks. How can they be blamed if "Islam" is to be blamed? Oh, what folly anti-Muslim bigotry creates.
But utterly heedless of these implications Joel Hilliker proceeds to simplistically states that "Islamic terrorists" committed the terrorist attacks in Paris, obscuring the fact that a terrorist cell controlled by ISIL committed the ghastly massacre.
The Islamic State is taking responsibility. These were Islamic terrorist attacks. (Joel Hilliker, 30-50 seconds.)We must be careful to distinguish between the guilty and the innocent. Calling a terrorist attack committed by ISIL as "Islamic terrorist attacks" as though Muslims collectively are guilty of the terrorist attack is guilt by association. It is wrong to accuse innocent Muslims of being somehow guilty by association of what ISIL did. Such guilt by association actually exonerates the guilty ones, namely the ISIL terrorists, and relieves them of responsibility of what they did.
Those who stand up against anti-Muslim bigotry are referred to in a negative way as "apologists" and as defenders of multiculturalism. When in fact there are simply some people who wish to hold the guilty responsible and to make sure that innocent Muslims are not tarred with ISIL's terrorist crimes.
If one pays close attention to what is said in this broadcast it will be clear that they fail to distinguish between the guilty and the innocent.
There is segment in which Joel Hilliker and Jeremiah Jacques talk with each other. During this interview Hilliker made the following statement. Note how he inaccurately portrays Islam as a singular, unified, political force. He talks as though Islam is some sort of imperialist empire when in fact the Muslims are divided into numerous nation states and even within these nation states there are numerous differing political groups. All these differences are willfully ignored.
It's a religion with bloody borders because they do have this us against them mentality and it is a kind of imperialistic way of thinking that results in conflicts like we've seen throughout history and like what we saw in Paris last week. (Joel Hilliker, 24 minutes.)Ironically PCG constantly vilifies Muslims and constantly portrays them in the worst light.
Jeremiah Jacques talks about "Islamic peoples." (26 minutes.)
Islam is a religion, not a race. For PCG it is all about race. Muslims are stereotyped as being not "like us." Even though they are vilifying a religion because they view Muslims as a unified, political force they cannot help but assume "they" are of a different race. It is PCG that insists on racializing this issue.
It is insinuated that those Muslims who disagree with terrorist extremists like ISIL are not real Muslims. (Joel Hilliker, 29 minutes.)
Because they insist on stereotyping Muslims collectively as terrorists it is necessary to somehow denigrate all Muslims who do not fit this stereotype as somehow not being "true Muslims" (as defined by PCG).
Bizarrely this means that PCG have assumed for themselves the authority to judge who is a "true Muslim" and who is a "false Muslim" and furthermore PCG wants us to believe that that the "true Muslims" (as defined by PCG) are the ISIL terrorists.
Oh, what folly anti-Muslim bigotry produces.
Brad MacDonald talks of "Armies of Islam." (MacDonald, 31-32 minutes.) Once again they are simplistically portraying "Islam" as a single, unified, political force. The many differences and political and national divisions among Muslims are ignored.
Again PCG's leaders insist on viewing Muslims as a unified, political force. As though they act as one. This is a straw man of Islam. A narrow stereotype. There is widespread variety of Muslims.
It [Islam] is an imperialist entity. (Joel Hilliker, 35 minutes.)
MacDonald denies being anti-Islam by mentioning other religions they do not like. (36 minutes.)
That does not change the fact that PCG's leaders are failing to distinguish between the guilty and the innocent among Muslims. It is wrong to collectively accuse Muslims as a whole of conspiring against the West. This is just a stereotype that ignores the vast political and national diversity among Muslims.
Paranoid insistence that knowledge of the Battle of Tours is being suppressed by multiculturalists. (37 minutes.)
It is not. This is just an attempt to create an artificial sense of grievance by people PCG disagree with.
MacDonald talks about "native French". (43-44 minutes.)
He refers to whites. For PCG this denigration of Muslims collectively is about race.
MacDonald refuses to treat those who are not white as equals with himself. The reason Muslims supposedly cannot integrate is partly because of people who refuse to treat them as equals.
It is unfortunate that some choose to spread badly informed misinformation to people and stir up unnecessary fears about innocent Muslims.
We must be careful to distinguish between the guilty and the innocent.
ISIL wants us to hate Muslims. We must not give them what they want.