There is the obvious and there’s the knuckle-dragger’s slap-you-upside-you-head wakeup call that have been screaming inside our brains with increasing volume since Ayatollah Khomeini successfully called out the now second worst President in history by locking up our Embassy staff in Tehran in 1979.
You can’t have witnessed the attacks that took place between now and then, under Republican and Democrat leadership and not come to a few conclusions. To not assign responsibility would be like denying Hitler’s intentions as he rolled across Europe, Africa and Russia, systematically murdering Jews and political enemies with unrivalled German efficiency.
We have an international war going on with Islam. We just haven’t had the brains or cohunes to admit it yet.
You don’t have to believe me. You don’t have to read the Koran and debate its meaning. You don’t have to perform some kind of profiling of who is a violent Jihadist or who is a gentle Muslim, assuming at this point that isn’t an oxymoron.
One need only refresh one’s memory by rereading Osama bin Laden’s Fatwa of February 23rd, 1998. After making his case as to how evil Americans and their allies are and accusing them of crimes against Muslims, Osama declared:
“The ruling to kill Americans—civilians and military—is an individual duty for every Muslim who can do it in any country in which they are able to do it…”
There’s more, but you get the idea.
It’s been open season on us, Israel and pretty much anyone Islamists choose to murder and maim. Alarmingly, this includes other Muslims of differing interpretations.
One should also note the hundreds of attacks carried out by Muslims upon infidels since Mohammed’s time some 1,400 years before. Absent a specific alleged crime as issued by a Mullah then, one would have to assume that certain passages in the holy books of Islam were used to justify attacks.
It isn’t as if Islamists needed a Fatwa to continue their war against infidels who refused conversion or resisted paying Jizra (taxes to authorities to stay alive.) That being said, the order has indeed hyped the violence.
With the above knowledge, Osama’s declaration seems unnecessary—even redundant. It’s worth observing that nowhere has there been a public retraction of this fatwa. The result is we have an official and recent declaration of war.
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Any Muslim, anywhere in the world now can feel justified killing any American, Christian or Jew. The Boston Marathon bombing which murdered three, including an eight-year old who was standing where the IED was intentionally placed at his feet eviscerating him while maiming hundreds. These brothers, Chechnya’s finest Islamists murder binge are heroes in the face of those who believe Osama’s Fatwa is legitimate.
That begs the question: How many Muslims are on the same path? In the good old days, even post 9/11 one could say five to ten percent of Muslims sympathized with this barbarism. At a population of 1.5 billion Muslims, that makes the numbers of possible extremists between 75 and 150 million Muslims who would condone or execute such behaviors--scary enough, don’t you think?
Pew polls released the first of this month reveal that 40% of Palestinians favor suicide murder as a tactic. Other Muslim countries come in lower than that, but most are way above the early estimates of five to ten percent of Muslims who favored this despicable form of terrorism. The average has now risen to about 25% of all Muslims. Now we’re talking about 375 million Muslims who are suicide bomber fans. That’s about 60 million more than the entire population of the USA.
My empirical conclusion is we are hearing less and less objection from Muslims both stateside and internationally.
We’re in a war declared against us for, well, pretty much being American, Christian and Jews. No amount of pandering to Islamists or empty apologies by the Obama and his kook AG Eric Holder is going to end it.
The conclusion that somehow good Muslims are going to reign in the fanatical ones seems moot in light of this new information. The momentum is going the way of murderous jihad.
Wake up, Congress! The Obama Administration is in denial.