We can take the current superficial comparison of these two subjects which is what the cartoon does. Pretty much explains why the current debate is nonsense.(The U.S. president says Islam is not behind the Islamic terrorists who yell ‘Allah Akbar’)
Few people doubt that Islam is a religion. In fact it is different from most other religions on one key point. Islam has a concept of believers living in a state that enforces religious beliefs and rituals and makes non-believes subservient..
Oops, I’m wrong. Christianity did that for a five hundred year period in a few places from Spain to Italy to Austria and in most of the Catholic colonies. Ireland and France in my lifetime still banned contraceptives as the Church required of those governments. Spain treated apostates much worse than Islam, anywhere.
But in most of Europe the Church is dead; replaced by Global Warming the new religion.
How do we know that Global Warming is the new religion? Two ways. One, it is not testable; or as Karl Popper has explained, it is not ‘falsifiable’. With no warming of the earth since 1997, I keep asking ‘when will this inevitable warming be acknowledged as stopped?’ I’ve asked this question 5 years out, 10 years out, 15 years out. The answer is ‘never’ because Global Warming is a religion.
The other way we know is because the collapse of Mao’s communism in China in the 1980’s and the collapse of the Soviet Union in the early 1990’s is what ushered in the new religion of Global Warming. It is a replacement of the old Statist god.
Of course the Global Warming religion is strongest in Europe because the europeans had to replace Christianity, which killed 6 million Jews, gays and disabled and Communism with a new religion. Two old gods for one new god.
The new God, Global Warming Armageddon is anti-commerce (based on sustainability, which means living in a pre-commerce world without airplanes and steel). The old religion, the Catholic Church, was always anti-commerce (listen to the current Pope, Francis) and Communism was anti-commerce (no free market, no free trade).
Modern Islam is awake and attacking modern commerce. Awakened by the modern commerce of Israel, Turkey and oil wealth.
Global warming armageddon and Islam are both deeply anti-commerce. Anti-American.
If you want to survive the next Islamic attack learn the phrase: 'Allah Akbar, lehi lehi l’allah, Mohammed rasu l’allah'. I know it. It says: Allah is god, there is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is his prophet.
If you can pronounce the A in Allah as an ayin, you will be given a gun and told to help kill non-believers.