Second, if any group here should be entitled to exercise an eye for an eye, wouldn't it be Christians? It is Christians who are being murdered, and whose communities are being decimated, in the Muslim world. Christians have lived in the Middle East -- in places such as Iraq and Egypt -- since long before Muhammad was born. It is Christians in Nigeria who are routinely slaughtered by Muslims. And it is Christians in Pakistan who are burned alive in their churches.
And what about the 52 Brits blown up by Muslim terrorists in the U.K. on July 7, 2005? How is it that not one Brit decided to take an eye for an eye against any Muslim?
In the real world -- as opposed to the fantasy worlds of the Organization of Islamic States and your local university -- it is Christians who are being killed by Muslims, not Muslims who are being killed by Christians.
And there's a third lie to this claim of Muslims as victims of the West.
Nearly every one of the tens of thousands of Muslims killed in the last few years has been killed by other Muslims -- in Syria and Iraq in particular.
There is something of great significance to be learned from this. In the Muslim world today, it is hatred of the West, not love of -- or even concern for -- fellow Muslims, that animates Muslim atrocities and terror against the West. Just as it is Arab hatred of Israel, rather than Arab love of fellow Arabs that animates the Arab world.
Every Muslim and every Western leftist who perpetrates the lie about the West killing Muslims as the source of Islamist terror abets that terror.
Dennis Prager is a SRN radio show host, contributing columnist for Townhall.com and author of his newest book, “The Ten Commandments: Still the Best Moral Code.”