Yes, we must stand with Paris, with France, with all the civilized world opposed to the nihilistic, bloody violence spewed from the mouths and weapons of those who wish to watch the world suffer and burn. But with the ISIS attacks in Paris barely finished with their carnage, leaving at least 130 dead, and numerous pundits, scholars and leaders confused and conflicted about the nature and extent of the threat, it seems prudent to revisit the undeniably long, bloody history of radical Islamic jihad.
The fact remains that ignoring this longstanding problem will never make it go away. It is a force insusceptible to reason, negotiation, and basic decency. A force which accepts and understands only force. A force which will stop only when it no longer exists.
If we look only at ISIS – the most recent manifestation of this savage ideology – we see the culmination and perfection of radical Islamic jihad. In the territory it controls, ISIS rules with wanton savagery; raping, pillaging, and killing at will. Hostages are paraded before cameras for filmed beheadings – which when compared to other methods of execution, such as being burned alive, caged drowning, and tortured to death seems like the least bad option.
Entire villages are wiped out, the children executed before their parents (the girls having been raped first), then the wives raped before their husbands, and the “undesirable ones” executed, while the attractive ones are sold into sexual slavery. Finally, the men are executed last, after having witnessed all they hold dear destroyed in front of them.
This is how jihad views a world shaped to its desires. This is their desired existence. It was only a matter of time before this carnage visited our shores. It was only a matter of time before we experienced the violent hatred of Islamic jihad on our doorstep. Now Paris has become the first to feel the flame, and there are those (Barack Obama being one) who willingly refuse to accept the real threat posed by jihadists.
Islam is a religion of peace, we are told by those who have embraced peaceful coexistence with their diverse neighbors, but in those who embrace the radical ideology of jihad, we find the evidence is lacking. Through their violent, bloody actions, jihadists have made themselves the most visible face of Islam, and the god and prophet of jihad is bloody and vengeful.
Because so many choose to hide behind past sins as a means of avoiding direct confrontation with the threat of violent Islamic jihad, it seems that an education on the truth about the Crusades versus Islamic jihad is needed:
Remember it was only 2 years ago that jihadists slaughtered a soldier in a British street. Via the Telegraph: “On Wednesday, May 22, 2013 in the first terrorist murder on the British mainland since the 7/7 suicide bombings of 2005, the men attempted to behead the soldier, hacking at him like a “piece of meat” in front of dozens of witnesses, before both were shot by police who took around 20 minutes to arrive.
After the killing, one of the men, believed to be a British-born Muslim convert, spoke calmly into a witness’s video phone. Speaking with a London accent, holding a knife and a meat cleaver and with his hands dripping with blood, he said: “We swear by almighty Allah we will never stop fighting you until you leave us alone. Your people will never be safe.”
There were also questions over why it took around 20 minutes for armed police to arrive on the scene, during which time the killers calmly walked up and down the road, carrying their bloodied knives and a pistol, while members of the public confronted them.
As they attacked the soldier, one of the men shouted “Allahu akbar”, or God is Great, according to the BBC, while another witness said they appeared to pray next to the body as if the solder was a “sacrifice”.
Their victim, thought to be aged around 20, had reportedly been on duty at an Army recruitment office in central London and was on his way back to the barracks when he was murdered at 2:20 pm.”
In a culture in which these terrorists have nothing to fear, certainly not an armed citizenry such as they would confront in America, these two sadistic butchers strutted around brazenly waving their blood-drenched hands and knives and meat cleavers. The multicultural experiment of moral and cultural relativity has reduced the once proud people of Britain from warriors to mere spectators limited to merely “confronting” the killers, while butchers crow about their deed.
In America, in light of so many attacks carried out by seemingly assimilated Muslims, the question we are forced to ask ourselves is two-fold; not only why did attacks happen, but what can be done to prevent such tragedies in the future? We are facing an enemy who hides among us. The cultural melting pot never heats up enough to incorporate them into a society that is completely contrary to their most cherished and deeply held beliefs.
The failed British experiment shows the folly of believing that Liberalism, Democracy and Western-style freedoms are key to cooling the anger and fanaticism of radical Muslims, whether in the United States or abroad. In America, the penchant for “tolerance and acceptance”, along with a far-reaching and self-perpetuating welfare state and officially sanctioned persecution of traditional patriotism, faith and values, disguised in bureaucracies and in the halls of academia as moral relativism with a globalist-leftist disregard for the Judeo-Christian worldview, has proven to be a colossal, self-defeating failure at every single level it has been tried. Worse still, the jihadists recognize this and take advantage of the opportunity afforded them, attacking the weakest targets they can find – the innocents and the vulnerable.
To make matters much worse, we are being attacked by terrorists who look just like us. People who resemble your favorite barista, the guy who works at the deli, the dude in the copy store, the clerk at the gas station. These men no longer look like their favorite jihadist, Osama bin Laden, or their favorite imam, the Blind Sheikh;
Instead, they look like nice, young, regular Americans with whom we would happily be friends. But beneath that happy, friendly, welcoming facade, the face of a deranged, bloodthirsty killer was hidden. They were “undercover” jihadists. And we were shocked when it was revealed.
“Oh, wow we had no idea. He seemed so nice,” “He was always so polite and kind. My kids played with his family,” “They were just good neighbors, always helping when somebody needed it.” Just a sample of things that were said about Major Hassan, Faisal Shahzad, and the Tsarnaev brothers.
Even when the jihadists arrive from overseas, they look like respectable, cultured and civilized members of society, certainly not members of evil terrorist groups bent on killing as many innocents as possible in furtherance of murky, barbaric and savage aims. It is critical to note that all of the most recent terrorists look just like us. They do not give off that crazy-eyed fanatical vibe you would come to expect from seeing the massive crowds of demonstrators burning the American flag, chanting “Death to America!” in the streets of Gaza.
“If only,” think those who embrace this delusion, “if only they got to know us, and we could find middle ground, everyone would get along!” Nothing could be further from the truth. The fundamental tenet, the definition of “Islam” is “submission”. Submission to Allah. Submission to the Koran. Submission to the Imams in the mosques. Submission requires rejection of all one once held. Ideals, faiths, freedoms. Jihadists take the consequences of defiance into their own hands and raise it to the next level – submit or die. That is the choice. By bomb, by knife, by gun. Submit.
They hate us because of who we are. They want to destroy our way of life not to take it for themselves, but because they consider it to be evil. The culture that arose from the teachings of Jesus is markedly different from the one that Mohammed engendered (see Steven Crowder’s video, JESUS VS. MUHAMMAD!! (Qur’an Challenge II) for an in-depth look). While liberal enablers of global jihad resent western, Judeo-Christian values and the societies they created (especially America), they are sorely mistaken if they believe that their complicity and collaboration with these nihilistic forces will exempt them from extermination. They have sown the wind. They are reaping the whirlwind.
* UPDATE: 05/30/13
* UPDATE: 05/31/13
Sharia Unveiled has a chilling post about the Massacre of an Entire Christian Village in Syria. WARNING: Some graphic images are included.