CNN political analyst, Marc Lamont Hill, made an argument that the religion of Islam had no role as a motivator in the beheading of an Oklahoma woman, despite the suspect’s conversion to the religion. It’s an often heard argument in the liberal media.
What made Hill’s remarks rather unique was this aspect – “People behead for all sorts of reasons.”
You read that right.
After the host suggested that some believe the act of terrorism does not necessarily mean the person is taking orders from ISIS but rather, that he simply be affiliated with the group or the radical religion in some manner, Hill said the following:
I reject that idea. Similarly, I reject the idea that a beheading as such means terrorism. I mean that’s absurd. People behead for all sorts of reasons, all of them disturbing, all of them disgusting. But the act of beheading per se does not make it terrorism. Now the question of whether this person had a religious connection to Islam is an interesting one and a necessary one to ask. But again, because someone is Muslim and they commit an act of workplace violence, that doesn’t necessarily make them a terrorist.
Both of the other panelists objected, with one saying “It’s not workplace violence, Marc” and another saying “this isn’t workplace violence for crying out loud.”
Watch the entire segment below …
Anyone with common sense understands that people do not conduct these atrocities for a variety of reasons. We even asked this adorable pony whether or not people “behead for all sorts of reasons.”
Even she understands such a basic concept.
It was just a couple of weeks ago that Australia was thwarting a plot by followers of the Islamic State to behead members of the public.
The U.S. is currently conducting airstrikes in Iraq and Syria because the Islamic State posted multiple beheading videos of American journalists.
So no, people do not actually behead “for all sorts of reasons.” Nor for all sorts of religions. Nor cultures.
Islam is inextricably linked to these violent acts, no matter the narrative that the media tries to push.