Progressives often castigate anyone daring to demonstrate patriotism. By patriotism, I mean the sentiment that America is the best—by any rational measure—nation on Earth, and the equally valuable willingness to fight to defend her. To such people, Americans are nothing special. Who are we, after all, to suggest that American culture is any better than any other culture. Aren’t all cultures and belief systems equally worthy? Not this one, via Fox news: 

Islamic State militants reportedly shot and killed a 7-year-old Syrian boy reportedly in front of his sobbing parents, all because he let a few curse words slip out of his mouth.

The execution took place Thursday [05-05-16] in the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa, ARA News reported, citing rights activists and witnesses.

An activist told the news agency that the boy was arrested ‘after they heard him ‘cursing divinity’ while playing in the street with his friends.’

The activist quoted an ISIS member of Islamic court as saying ‘the act was considered an insult to the Caliphate, regardless of the age of the boy.’

The ISIS-led Shariah Court sentenced the boy to death, and he was killed in a public square in front of a crowd of hundreds, including his parents, who collapsed after authorities shot him, witnesses told ARA News.

Note the word “reportedly.” We cannot, therefore, consider beyond any doubt that this report is accurate. However, does any sentient being doubt that these Islamist savages would do that sort of thing? After all, after you’ve enslaved, raped, mutilated, crucified, beheaded, burned people alive, drowned them, and more, what’s shooting a seven-year-old boy?

So, how does American culture stand in relation to this one? Who would care to defend these demons?