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August 25, 2006

Learning The Hard Way?

Muslim terrorists often supply motivations for their applied Islam -- "your country does not treat Muslims fairly, your army is fighting in Iraq, your government supports Israel," yadda yadda yadda.

These reasons are patently false, supplied solely to conceal the magnitude of Islam's intent -- Islamic terrorists apply their Islam for one reason: Because their targets are "infidels", "non-believers", not Muslims, even though they have proven to have absolutely no concern when the collateral damage in their attacks includes fellow Muslims.

On 31 July, Germany came close to suffering a terrorist attack that would have incinerated a number of train passengers. They were spared only because the explosive devices didn't go off as planned.

So far the terror threat in Germany hasn't been considered as high as in the U.K. or U.S. because the country didn't take part in the U.S.-led war in Iraq.

One can only hope that this PC policy of bending over backwards not to offend Muslims by some governments will now be tempered by the knowledge that a country need not do anything to provoke terrorist attacks other than to be anything other than an Islamic theocracy, but I wouldn't count on it.

Until western civilization fully opens its eyes and realizes we are totally at war with Islam, a war declared by Islam centuries before Saddam Hussein was born or Israel achieved statehood and commits itself to an all out response, the civilian populations of non-Muslim countries will never be truly safe.

Posted by Seth at August 25, 2006 12:04 PM


While the jihadomaniacs are first targeting members of the Coalition, they won't stop there. At the moment, the murdering bastards are prioritizing, but they won't do so completely. In fact, they'll look for softer targets as the Coalition members tighten up security in their respective nations.

Good point, Seth, about Islam's war against "the rest" well predating Iraq.

Posted by: Always On Watch at August 25, 2006 04:08 PM

They do their best to play that down, and lying is a tool they employ.

When I lived in S.F., there was a small grocery store around the corner from me owned by a Palestinian family. They usually had an Arabic news channel on the TV in the store.

The Israelis had retaliated for a suicide bombing several hours after it occurred, and according to the Arab news channel, the suicide bombing was a retaliation for the Israeli attack.

Go figure.

Posted by: Seth at August 25, 2006 04:35 PM

So far the terror threat in Germany hasn't been considered as high as in the U.K. or U.S. because the country didn't take part in the U.S.-led war in Iraq.

As Dennis Prager put it several days ago, "opposing U.S. foreign policy doesn't make one safer from Islamic terror."

Posted by: wordsmith at August 25, 2006 07:43 PM

Wordsmith --

If anything, it has the opposite effect.

These people just can't seem to grasp the fact that not offending Islam is impossible -- by not being Islamic, they offend Islam. Even then, Shiites offend Sunnis, Sunnis offend Shiites, Shiites offend Baathists....

Posted by: Seth at August 25, 2006 08:25 PM

Actually as I have a friend and colleague working for the BKA (German FBI)I can tell you that they do take it seriously, but have a slightly different approach to handling it. Like monitoring the sermons in the mosques and checking out the radical Imams backgrounds very, very carefully! Inevitably some get through - but not for very long. German efficiency is slow but very very thorough.

Posted by: The Gray Monk at August 29, 2006 08:28 AM

Gray Monk --


It doesn't sound like they have a German version of the ACLU.

Here, if the Bureau was found to be monitoring sermons in mosques, there'd be a great uproar from CAIR {Council for American-Islamic relations} and the ACLU would be suing everybody in sight, while the liberal media and the left's official talking heads were accusing the Bush Administration of bigotry.

Posted by: Seth at August 29, 2006 09:06 AM

You state above, "your army is fighting in Iraq, your government supports Israel," yadda yadda yadda. These reasons are patently false..."
We got 130,000 boots on the ground in Iraq and the bulk of our foreign aid goes to Israel. Re-enlighten me on why that statement is patently false?

Posted by: BB-Idaho at September 5, 2006 03:04 PM

BB --

What I meant to get across was that the reasons they offer up for their terrorism are not the reasons for their terrorism. Our being in Iraq or Israel's existence are excuses they use to conceal their real reason -- which is to either kill "infidels" or convert us to Islam on a global scale.

Aside from those terrorist leaders who blatantly announce their true intentions, you know, those declarations that the media downplays, the Islamic propaganda machine lays the blame on American and Israeli "transgressions".

This obfuscation is a lot more pallatable to citizens of the free world than "we want to convert you to our religion, subject you to Sharia law, deprive your women of their status as human beings and if you do not submit to our religion of peace, we will murder you and your children".

Posted by: Seth at September 5, 2006 03:26 PM

Numerous source note (and this one is random)
"Saddam saw himself as a social revolutionary and a modernizer, following the model of Nasser, President of Egypt. To the consternation of Islamic conservatives, his government gave women added freedoms and offered them high-level government and industry jobs. Saddam also created a Western-style legal system, making Iraq the only country in the Persian Gulf region not ruled according to traditional Islamic law (Sharia). Saddam abolished the Sharia law courts, except for personal injury claims."
The US rushes in where angels fear to tread..
the Comedy Channel starts to make sense.....
Somebody tell me where the hell square one is

Posted by: BB-Idaho at September 5, 2006 05:29 PM

BB --

Saddam was a mass murderer. He also abetted terrorists, including al-Qaeda. He persecuted both Shiites and Kurds.

To somehow justify Saddam because of his "good works" in the legal system and his un-Islamic respect for women is like saying that the murderer/rapist down the street is even remotely acceptable as a human being just because he contributes generously to charities and sponsors a local little league team.

Posted by: Seth at September 5, 2006 05:38 PM

True enough. I did not mean to 'justfiy' Hussain. I meant to clarify sharia law in light
of your former comments. As far as mass murder,
persecution of kurds and gassing his own people,
that was apparently done while he was receiving
US aid and on quite good terms with a guy named
Rumsfield. My point is that Iraq was the sole
islamic state which was secularized: clearly
that did not work out for one reason or another.
We have a low opinion of sharia law, but from
a certain perspective, perhaps they think of it
as living by their ten commandments. Sorry,
I gotta go turn off Limbaugh now.......

Posted by: BB-Idaho at September 5, 2006 06:07 PM

BB --

The problem is that they want to subject the rest of us to Sharia law, whether we like it or not. That would be the end of freedom.

Posted by: Seth at September 5, 2006 09:58 PM

Sharia Law...with our Supreme Court dudes?

Posted by: BB-Idaho at September 6, 2006 12:22 PM

BB --

If the Islamofscists had their way, there would be no SCOTUS and the Supreme Court dudes would be dead -- there would be Imams filling that function, and the Constitution would have been replaced with Sharia.

Posted by: Seth at September 6, 2006 01:57 PM