They are ruthless, single-minded and totally committed.

– British security adviser; Source: The Times of London, Aug. 16

This single quote succinctly sums up the essence and intent of Islamists’ manic obsession to dominate the world. It’s one thing to be fanatical about one’s religion; it is another to be consumed by the evil that embodies it and exudes from it.

“Fanatical,” by definition, relates to excessive enthusiasm often marked by intense devotion to something. If devotion to Islam stopped there, who would care? The fact that it transcends same is as plain as the sun in the sky. This is what those politicians – who would retain (or regain) power at any cost, the “we hate George Bush” and Kumbaya crowd – either don’t get or refuse to acknowledge.

There are about 400 recognized terrorist groups in the world. Over 90 percent of these are Islamist groups. Over 90 percent of the current world fighting involves Islamist terror movements. The vast majority of world terrorism is religiously motivated by Islam. This involves terrorist acts in 26 countries worldwide. These people cannot be reasoned with. Their hatred is an anathema to all rational consideration. They have but one goal: to subdue the world under the rule of Islam.

We have witnessed them carrying signs that read: “Behead those who insult Islam,” “Kill those who insult Islam,” “Exterminate those who insult Islam,” and “massacre those who insult Islam” – of course, the definition of these insults is wide open to whatever interpretation they deem appropriate at the moment. I submit in evidence Daniel Pearl and Nick Berg.

 

Beheadings, suicide bombings and ritual mutilation are not just strategies of war but time-honored traditions that are theologically sanctioned. To relegate these acts to mere terrorist tactics is not only strategically unwise but diminishes the true nature of the threat. Similarly, to designate enemies as religious fanatics, Islamic extremists, insurgents or radical militants who have corrupted the peaceful religion of Islam is a politically correct fallacy that is undermining every aspect of the war on terrorism and resulting in the death of American [and coalition] soldiers. [The] apparently inexplicable violent acts committed … [are] the sacred blood rituals of Mujahideen warriors. … They are theologically prescribed and communally sanctioned. … To analyze the violence from a Western perspective, sugarcoating by the media of violent aspects of the Islamic religion, and failing to recognize that we are in the midst of a century-old holy war, will only serve to perpetrate a never-ending cycle of reciprocal violence.

“Mujahideen Blood Rituals: The Religious and Forensic Symbolism of Al Qaeda Beheading” by Dawn Perlmutter; Institute for the Research of Organized and Ritual Violence LLC; Fall 2005/Winter2006

In fairness, I must respect that not every Muslim is a maniacal killer. However, that same respect demands I point out they follow a religion founded on the perverse dictates of one who exhorted the committing of such atrocities.

There is no value for life or family as defined in civilized cultures. Cossor Ali, the 23 year-old mother, wife and alleged participant in the UK mid-air terror bomb plot, only hours before had intended to murder that same 6-month-old baby boy whom she sat breastfeeding in the police station. The infant was to be used as a decoy as she went about murdering hundreds of innocent, unsuspecting travelers. Innocent and unsuspecting travelers her religion defined as infidels.

America, and every corner of the world not controlled by their evil heterodoxy, is hated by them. This may be a hard truth to grasp, but that makes it no less true. To strip our government of the tools needed to protect us is tantamount to believing a poisonous snake will not bite and kill the one who nurses it back to health.

To believe this evil can be reasoned or negotiated with is indicative of those absent of reality. To believe that America has in some way caused this hatred is puerile and representative of those who refuse to accept the truth that evil does exist. To hate George Bush to the extent that proven methods of national security should be compromised is either ignorance or supportive of that which threatens us. That specifically applies to the Council on American Islamic Relations and the American Civil Liberties Union.

As a friend recently wrote me: “Every politician [and American] who does not put aside their political agendas and personal ambitions to unite against this threat must be exposed for the dangers they present and turned away from our Congress. Listening to them is pure insanity. Voting for them is inviting disaster.”

His e-mail was accompanied by a photo of beheaded Indonesian girls and another of an Islamic protester brandishing a sign that read, “Islam will dominate the world.” The question not enough are asking is – “at what price?”

 


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