Again, a Muslim has shared his peaceful religion with the world; again, innocents are dead, including a dozen children, one a girl aged 8. Again, we see the world rush to explain away the attack as a lone wolf. But not all responses to the latest tragedy are the same.
Katy Perry, diva divine, has shared her wisdom with the world on the Elvis Duran Show, saying, ” I think that the greatest thing we could do is just unite and love on each other, and like, no barriers, no borders, like, we all need to just co-exist.”
J.K. Rowling chose to emulate one of her novels. In her Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, when Voldemort returns, the powerful Minister for Magic, Cornelius Fudge, pressures the wizard newspaper, The Daily Prophet, to write stories of how Harry lied about Voldemort’s return, thus hiding an uncomfortable truth. Rowling has just done the same. In a tweet after the attack, she went after journalists for trying to uncover the truth behind the attacks. Yes that’s right, J.K. Rowling has become The Daily Prophet, hiding truths to protect the powerful. Rowling has also attacked Laura Ingraham after Ingraham questioned how it was that darkening the Eiffel Tower really changes the situation in Europe.
Donald Trump’s response has been far different. Trump, master of the juvenile put downs we all remember, declared people like Salman Abedi to be “evil losers in life.” Trump went on saying, “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 that they are, they’re losers. And we’ll have more of them, but they’re losers.” The Donald is seldom better than when he finds a worthy target of his strange ability to denigrate almost anyone. In this case the President is right.
Of these three responses to Islamic cultural enrichment, Trumps is by far the best. Trump has a far superior sense of the evil Islamic attacks represent. With his innate sense for getting under people’s skin, he treats Islamic terrorists as pathetic examples of humanity, and not as the scary monsters they’d like to be treated as.
Trump’s response displayed a willingness to shame the men who commit the evil deeds we’ve witnessed across the West for over a decade now. New York, Paris, Madrid, London, Boston and Manchester, and more. How long will it be before the pressure becomes too great? As these attacks continue, we smile knowing that the President has an appropriate response for the losers who commit them.