The new Jesus and Mo strip, called “human2”, is a wry comment on Authoritarian Leftism—an ideology that refuses to recognize the part that religion plays in Islamist brutality.
One of those news sources that self-censors reports on Islamist brutality is the Huffington Post, whose religion page is devoted largely to coddling Islam and telling us how wonderful it is. And although PuffHo has occasionally mentioned the crimes of ISIS, it has completely neglected some not-so-wonderful news reported by many other venues: 19 Yazidi women, all of whom were taken as sex slaves by ISIS fighters (this is, of course, sanctioned by Islamic decree), refused to have sex with their captors. They were all burned alive last Thursday in cages at Mosul. If you’ve seen the video of the same fate dealt out to a captured Jordanian pilot, you’ll know what a horrible and painful death that is. (You can see the new Yazidi story at many places, including the New York Times, the Independent, and RT News.)
These women were immensely brave, for they surely knew what fate awaited them. Their story deserves to be told, but of course was completely overlooked by PuffHo in its desire to show how splendid Ramadan is. (It isn’t: it involves starving yourself, and not drinking water, for an entire month during the day, all in service to a fictitious God. It’s a more severe version of the equally ludicrous and self-abnigating season of Lent.)
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