A audio message from a speaker identified as Osama/Usama bin Laden received by and broadcast on Al Jazeera TV told the world that the West is at war with Islam. The speaker declares that by imposing its decadence on Middle Eastern countries—using such weapons as television, fashion, video games and other dangerous symbols of Western debauchery—the West is out to destroy the Middle East as we know it.
And for remaining passive in the growing depravity that the West is foisting upon the 7th Century culture Arabs still cling to, bin Laden condemns the citizens of the governments of nations in the West, making them fair targets for the irrational Muslim rage that has become the face and personality of 21st Century Islam, the “religion of peace.” The fact that so many Arabs voluntarily choose the trappings of Western culture, once they discover the advantages, seems to have escaped the notice of bin Laden. Or perhaps that’s what has his undies in a wad, assuming he wears undies, which he may view as yet another weapon of Western cultural imperialism.
Ol’ Osama/Usama is badly confused. He imagines that the minions of Islam have the right and authority to determine what the peoples of the world who do not subscribe to Islam may and may not do. There are five times as many people in the world who do not accept the narrow and rigid dogma of Islam that Muslims find so appealing as there are Muslims, after all.
In their arrogance murderous radical Muslims ignore the huge schism that exists within the “religion of peace.” Its two major factions disagree on a significant point of Islamic belief, and are so hysterical in their disagreement that they murder each other when they aren’t murdering infidels. “Infidels” are everyone that isn’t Muslim.
Though it may make ol’ O/Usama all giddy inside to imagine that his culture is under attack by decadent Westerners, it is a fantasy that no one but radical Muslims believes. It probably has something to do with the fact that Arab Muslims, who are supposed to be subservient to the dictates of Islam, exercised personal freedom in choosing to adopt appealing elements of Western societies. Rather than admit that the fundamentalist view of Islam is no longer attractive to many Muslims who want to escape the there-and-then of 7th Century Arabia and live in the here-and-now, it is easier to shift the blame to the West. Those of us who deal in reality see clearly that it was radical Islamic terrorists that started the war on or before September 11, 2001, when they attacked the U.S. killing nearly 3,000 people.
But while the bewildered O/Usama is wrong about who started the war, he is right that war is under way, and it is a war in which Islam has pitted itself against most of the rest of the world, continuing the imperialism begun centuries ago. Since 9-11-01 radical Muslims have mounted terrorist attacks against several Western nations, including England, Spain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Scotland.
But that’s only part of the war. Muslim fanatics have also committed terrorist acts in Russia, Chechnya, Tajikistan, Ingushetia, Dagestan, Kabardino-Balk., Kosovo, Uzbekistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand, India, the Phillipines, Israel, Indonesia, Nigeria, Somalia, Ethiopia, Algeria, the Sudan, Bangladesh, Kenya, East Timor, Turkey, Yemen, Jordan, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, and Afghanistan.
One source (thereligionofpeace.com) has counted some 4,769 attacks by Islamic terrorists across the globe since 9-11-01, and 107 attacks in April 2006 alone. It claims that 6,991 people were murdered and 12,382 people were injured by Islamic terrorist attacks in 2005.
Some of the violence and mayhem committed by Muslims that is detailed by thereligionofpeace.com includes these charming stories:
- After being raped by her brothers, and refusing to commit suicide as her mother suggested, a teenage Palestinian girl is stabbed and beaten to death by her father.
- In an “honor killing,” a Muslim father in Scottsville, NY kills his wife and attacks his two daughters with a knife and hammer because he feared that they had been sexually molested.
- An Arab man is tortured and killed by the al-Aqsa Brigade for selling property to a Jew.
- Four people, including a woman, are killed and 27 injured when a Hamas weapons lab blows up in a residential neighborhood.
- A Hamas truck, loaded with rockets intended for Israel, explodes early, killing 17 Palestinians (including three children) and injuring another 140.
- More people are killed by Islamists each year than in all 350 years of the Spanish Inquisition combined. (source)
- Islamic terrorists murder more people every day than the Ku Klux Klan has in the last 50 years. (source)
- More civilians were killed by Muslim extremists in two hours on September 11th than in the 36 years of sectarian conflict in Northern Ireland. (source)
- 19 Muslim hijackers killed more innocents in two hours on September 11th than the number of American criminals put to death in the last 65 years. (source)
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