Thursday, July 07, 2005

Mass Murder In London

I don't want to hear non-Muslims say "Islam has been hijacked by a radical minority." I want to hear Muslims say those words. I want Muslims to act on those words.

From Serge Trifkovic's The Sword of the Prophet (Regina Orthodox Press, Inc., 2002, 300-301):
"...[Moderates] are rarely important. Religions, like political ideologies, are pushed along by money, power, and tiny vocal minorities. Within Islam, the money and the power are all pushing the wrong way. So are the most active minorities. The urgent need is to recognize this. Our problem is not prejudice about Islam, but folly in the face of its violence and cruelty. And in any case, the willingness of moderates to be what are objectively bad Muslims, because they reject key teachings of historical Islam, may be laudable in human terms but does nothing to modify Islam as a doctrine.
"Islam is a collective psychosis seeking to become global, and any attempt to compromise with such madness is to become part of the madness oneself....Islam, in Muhammad's texts and its codification, discriminates against us. It is extremely offensive...Islam discriminates against all 'unbelievers.'...Secularists and believers of all other faiths must act together before it is too late."
I repeat, "Islam is a collective psychosis seeking to become global....Secularists and believers of all other faiths must act together before it is too late."

I see a cyclical pattern to these attacks:
1. The strike is a surprise, and many innocents die.
2. The media and the authorities don't jump to conclusions as to who perpetrated the attack. Instead, and judiciously so, they wait for some group to "claim credit." [I prefer "accept blame" as better terminology.]
3. The rescue personnel and the forensics investigators rush to the scene as we watch the television screen. The carnage is hidden, whenever possible, underneath tarps and behind sheets.
4. Alert levels are evaluated and possibly altered.
5. The talking heads, pundits, and experts caution us not to blame Muslims. In doing so, some of these speakers blame any ideology other than that of Islam. I've noticed that few of these opiners are Muslims; nevertheless, they take it upon themselves to speak for the "moderate Muslims."
6. There is little to no discussion of the tenets of Islam.
7. Condolences are offered.
8. We are reminded that "An attack was inevitable."
9. We are encouraged to go on with our normal, everyday lives.

Years ago, when my elderly grandmother's health took a serious downturn, I naively asked my mother, "When will this get better?"
My mother replied, "This is from now on."

The conflict between militant Islam and Western civilization has been an ongoing one, and the warfare, open and covert, began very early after the founding of Islam. The reason is not a complex one. The principles of Islam and the principles of freedom and democracy have long been in conflict. Whitewashing the facts doesn't make them less true.

7 Comments:

At 7/07/2005 8:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is only one response that the terrorists will respect. Tit for tat. Let the professional agents of the nocturnal council be "unleashed" to exercise "extreme prejudice" on the radicals and their major funding sources. But let no one acknowledge or EVER take responsibility for it. Nothing gets written down. No one talks.

-FJ

 
At 7/07/2005 8:53 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

FJ:
Agreed. We need "the professional agents of the nocturnal council."

Terrorists are bullies. You may not be able to get a bully to like you, but you can make a bully RESPECT you, by standing up to him.

 
At 7/07/2005 9:34 PM, Anonymous Mustang said...

As I watched the aftermath of the London attacks unfold, there were several (how many are in a bevy?) talking heads (with credentials) who stated that we “must not confuse what has happened with moderate Islam and its proponents.” I think I understand why they do that, but it is nonetheless dishonest.

Terror isn’t someone’s name, it is a strategy used to intimidate through fear. Killing and maiming is only a tool they use to achieve that intimidation. Terrorism has a wide margin of effects, from the psychological to the economic. If people allow themselves to be intimidated, then the terrorists have won an important victory.

It is literally impossible to stop all terrorist acts. The advantage is theirs — because they determine where, how much, and when. The only possible counter to terror is infiltration, intelligence gathering, and of course stemming the flow of their logistical capability. We are much too REACTIVE to terror, and we must become PROACTIVE. One question stands out with me, and you can apply this to the United Kingdom, or to the United States . . . where in hell are these scumbags getting their explosives? There must be a sieve somewhere . . . they cannot do it all by themselves. I am not at all satisfied with our progress in this area, but since our public officials are never held accountable, there is little that we (collectively) can do about that.

As a pathetic aftermath, there are already some Americans claiming that it’s all Bush’s fault. You know, attitudes like that make me think that our gene pool is seriously polluted.

 
At 7/08/2005 1:42 AM, Blogger beakerkin said...

Always

I asked Rob and Justin to leave my blog. I have a problem with them accusing me of advocating Genocide. I am tired of Rob calling my blog a hate site and him calling the President and Falwell Terrorists.

I like them both but the silly drama game stops. Nothing I ever wrote advocated violence.

 
At 7/08/2005 8:44 AM, Blogger Jason_Pappas said...

Good summary of where we stand today in our ability to face the problem and good comments on what we need to do. Coordinated and professional attacks like that don’t happen without broad support – both domestic and foreign.

 
At 7/08/2005 12:15 PM, Blogger Esther said...

Jason -- or without some kind of state sponsorship. Whether it's Iran, Pakistan (oh right, they're our ally), Saudi Arabia (oh right, they're our ally) or any of the other two-bit countries out there wanting to see our downfall, they need to be called out on it and then shown why it needs to stop. Shown with a LOT of force.

GREAT post, AOW.

 
At 7/08/2005 4:37 PM, Anonymous James said...

IT is time for all peoples and countries to draw the line in the sand and say choose a side. If you are a moderate Muslim who follows this religion of tolerance and love we have heard so much about then prove it. If you are truly our ally then prove it. It is time for actions to speak and all the politically correct talk to take a backseat.

 

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