ISIS, Hamas — with or without beheadings — is the same ideology, the same enemy.
President Obama is outraged at the beheading of journalist James Foley by ISIS — it’s a “cancer,” not a religion, says Obama. It must be wiped out.
Selective outrage, we would say. Hamas murdered its own people in the public square this week with their heads covered. Woe unto us if a beheading is “worse.” As if cold-blooded murder is divisible. As if Hamas’ use of babies as human shields is morally or tactically less dangerous to civilization. As if the latest “creativity” in murder — tunnels, suicide belts, buses, tractors — clouds the goals of the murderers, colors the ideology of hatred, or camouflages the perverse dedication to death.