Friday, July 08, 2005


The "Blame America" crowd is just plain wrong

OK, so the terrorist bombings in London were “caused” by the Iraq invasion. Well, gee, since nobody had invaded Iraq, or even Afghanistan yet, what “caused” the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon? What did President Clinton do that “caused” the bombings at the Kenyan and Tanzanian embassies? The USS Cole? Dharan, Saudi Arabia?

Oh yeah, that’s right, it’s all our fault because of US support for Israel, and all this Islamic terrorism is caused by Al Qaeda’s deeply heartfelt desire to help the Palestinians.


There’s only one problem with this line of reasoning: it’s a complete load of crap.

I can find no reference to Bin Laden or any of his henchmen ever so much as uttering the word “Palestinian” before they came to the sudden realization, amid the falling bombs in Afghanistan, that they had gone too far. Only then, in an attempt to rally muslim support and change the nature of their jihad, did they suddenly discover their solidarity with the Palestinians. Why has the Al Qaeda jihad not targeted Israel? Why has Al Qaeda not built hospitals and schools for the Palestinians, the way they did for their hosts in the Sudan? Why doesn’t Al Qaeda operate in the Palestinian refugee camps?

The Islamist jihad hasn’t got a thing to do with the Palestinians. How much time did Khomeini and Iran devote to improving the lot of the Palestinians? How much support do the Palestinians (other than their terrorist fronts) get from the Saudis? Or any other Arab or muslim state?

The Islamic terrorists are bent on one thing, and one thing only, and that is turning the world into a fundamentalist Islamic state, where women can be openly murdered for the “honor” of the family, where religious fanatics run society according to some distorted eighth century world view, where shaving, dancing or listening to music are capital offenses.

They know perfectly well they can never achieve this muslim paradise by force of arms, and so their dreams of conquest take other forms: the mass murder of men women and children in terrorist bombings; immigration without assimilation, intended to swamp the societies they are legally invading.

And the mass murder is indiscriminate: once justified as jihad that called for the killing of the infidel, more and more it has become just the slaughter of anyone and everyone who is not them. Muslims who participate in the Iraqi rebuilding are targeted. Muslims who are not sufficiently muslim, who shave or give “un-islamic” haircuts, are targeted. Muslims who are just in the wrong place at the wrong time are slaughtered.

Can anyone really believe that the “insurgency” in Iraq has anything to do with the US occupation? It isn’t about driving out the US, although that may be seen as a condition precedent to the real aim. And that real aim is the same as all Islamic fundamentalist terrorists everywhere: to take over society and force it to live by their perverted views of what Islamic society should be.

More and more the “insurgency” consists of foreigners targeting Iraqis. The suicide bombers are coming from Syria, Morocco, Algiers…and they are slaughtering muslim Iraqis. This is no “Iraqi resistance movement” aimed at “foreign occupation”. This is Islamic terrorist jihadis trying to take over Iraq.

If they win there, it will not stop there. There is no “live and let live” with these people. Because they believe, plain and simple, that the only ones who are to be permitted to live are those who live by their rules, in their society. Everyone else they will eventually kill. After all, they have a fatwah or two that says it’s the will of Allah that they kill everyone who isn’t them. And they have every intention of carrying out Allah’s instructions.

Perhaps those leftists who are so worried about Midwesterners wanting to create “Jesusland” should give a little thought to the real religious fanatics, and the very real threat of Islamist fundamentalism.

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