It’s said that taking part in the war against IS barbarians will make New Zealanders a “target.”
Because, supposedly, people are only a “target” for Islamic barbarians if the barbarians are attacked by the people’s governments.
Then why was a Japanese journalist executed by Islamic State thugs, when Japanese armies hadn’t left their shores since 1945?
Why is Islamic State calling for their followers to launch attacks against famously neutral Switzerland?
Why were New Zealanders in Bali a target for Jemaah Islamiyah fully a year before New Zealanders joined the war in Iraq?
Why were Australians, a year before that same war?
Not to mention several thousand entirely innocent bus and train riders in London and Madrid and office workers in New York.
You can keep asking questions like that, but the truth is non-Islamic countries and non-aggressive non-Islamic folk are not targets because they’re going to war with Islamists. Because they’re not. And because the truth is much, much simpler, which is this: Islamists are going to war with us because we are non-Islamist.
That’s it. That’s it right there.
Because that’s the real message of their “religion of peace” – a message evident from the history of Islam, from its birth to its Barbary Coast bandits and right up to its modern-day barbarians -- that “peace” in their eyes is only possible after all who don’t follow their prophet are subdued.
Understand that, and you’ll understand you’re already a target anyway.