It’s about Islam, stupid!

By Michael Evans

In a mere 45 minutes on Monday, Oct. 27, suicide bombers drove carloads of explosives into five buildings around the capital of Iraq. Four police stations and the International Red Cross building were destroyed. More than 200 were wounded, and 45 died in the attacks. These terrorist attacks followed the overnight killing of three American soldiers and came just a day after a rocket attack on the Rashid Hotel where Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz was staying.

Yet while people die, the charade continues. Liberals, lunatics and liars are still attempting to sell an American public, still in shock over 9-11, that Islam is a peaceful religion.

If that is true, then Islamic states need to prove it by their actions. Peacefulness did not come to mind when 68 Islamic heads of state gave a standing ovation to the prime minister of Malaysia at the Islamic World Summit when he said, “The Europeans killed 6 million Jews out of 12 million, but today the Jews rule the world by proxy.” One of those applauding loudly was Crown Prince Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. When he visited President Bush in Crawford, Texas, three members of his entourage were confined to the plane. Why? They were known terrorists wanted by the FBI in connection with terrorist activities. The U.S. State Department turned a blind eye, and allowed them to lounge in safety aboard the Saudi royal jet.

The first day of Ramadan was Sunday with the appearance of the new moon. Muslims believe that Ramadan began when the angel Gabriel revealed the Quran to Mohammad in A.D. 610. One billion Muslims celebrate Ramadan according to the lunar calendar, at the appearance of the crescent moon. They believe that Satan is chained during Ramadan, and that the doors of hell are closed and the doors of heaven are opened. They fast from sunup until sundown.

Islamic fundamentalists are attempting to recruit as many Muslims as possible by arguing that it is the obligation of every Muslim to fight a holy war in Iraq. The reason for the acceleration of attacks is because Islamic fundamentalists teach that America is the “Great Satan.” To attack the “Great Satan” on Ramadan and succeed, in their minds, is to prove that Satan is chained and that the door to hell (America’s ability to retaliate) is closed. This creates linkage between the faith of Islam and Islamic fundamentalism.

This new 21st century terrorism now is a direct confrontation against “The Great Satan – America” who in the eyes of the bin Ladens of the world is desecrating the cradle of Islam. Is it a coincidence that the bombers struck on the first day of Ramadan? Absolutely not!

Organized crime is about greed. Terrorism is about glory … the glory of humiliating “The Great Satan – America” … the glory of believing that all the terrorists’ family members are guaranteed a place in heaven because of their acts and that, as young men, they will be greeted in heaven with a roomful of voluptuous virgins.

The terrorist crosshairs are on “The Great Satan – America.” They see the U.S. as a pig polluting the world with her prosperity, power and pornography, and infecting the Islamic vision with her moral and religious perversion. Terrorists don’t hate the West because of Israel; they hate Israel because of the West.

Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman, spiritual leader of the World Trade Center bombers in 1993, said, “The obligation of Allah is upon us to wage jihad for the sake of Allah. We have to thoroughly demoralize the enemies of God by blowing up their towers that constitute the pillars of their civilization … the high buildings of which they are so proud.”

On the morning of Feb. 26, 1993, Yigal Carmon, then counterterrorism adviser to Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, warned the Pentagon that radical Islam was an imminent threat to America. At the end of his briefing, smirking critics told him they did not consider a religion to be a threat to national security.

Later that morning, Carmon flew on to New York City, where, while having lunch, a huge explosion took place nearby: Islamic terrorists had attempted to blow up the World Trade Center, killing six people and wounding 1,000. When the FBI arrested Abdel-Rahman, they wrote on the boxes confiscated from his apartment “irrelevant religious stuff.”

The popular concept of trying to convince the American people that Islam is a religion of peace – as if this will shut down the engine of terror – is the theater of the absurd and a festival of hypocrisy. It will do just the opposite; in time, it could open the floodgates for glassy-eyed, demon-possessed human bombs (H-bombers) to roam the streets of America waiting for the most opportune moment to hit the detonator.

Simply put, the H-bomb is a time-tested weapon that works. It causes panic while reducing the will and power of resistance so as to advance political goals – no matter how unrealistic. The H-bomb forced the U.S. and Israel out of Lebanon; Islamic fundamentalists are attempting to achieve the same goal in Iraq. They must not succeed! If they do, there is a 100 percent chance they will bring their war to the streets of America.

The truth is, this is a battle between two books (the Bible and the Quran) and two kingdoms, democracy and theocracy (Islam). Islamic fundamentalists believe that the Great Satan defeated the U.S.S.R. with their Judeo/Christian invention – democracy – and are attempting to do the same in the Middle East.

I had a conversation with prince Khalid in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. He said, “Don’t exaggerate! No more than 10 percent of the Muslim population are fundamentalists.” Well, call me a taxi! That means there are only 100 million Islamics who want to kill Americans … instead of 1 billion. I don’t find that very comforting.