Contrary to the fools in the American news media, “Al Qaeda” was not responsible for the bombings in London today. Our efforts in Afghanistan and around the world have greatly reduced the reach of bin Laden. Just because some cockroach cowards managed to pull off more than one bombing at roughly the same time (an Al Qaeda “MO”) doesn’t mean that they are an extension of that organization.
What we HAVEN’T done is reduced the affect the “prophet” Muhammad is having upon “disenfranchised” muslims around the world. This is a war of IDEAS and, because of that, there will never be a lack of available bodies looking to carry bombs all the way to their 72 virgins (in fact, latest data would suggest TOTAL cowardice in the London attacks because it is now believed the bombs were planted with timing devices—certainly NOT the adversary Japan or Germany was).
My prayers go out to the families of those who lost loved ones this morning (afternoon in London).
I can not imagine getting a phone call that my wife wouldn’t be coming home tonight…because an Islamist animal blew her apart as she tried to get home.
I can not imagine.
What makes me even more incredulous is how quickly all of the talking heads from both Right and Left are rushing to NOT admit the obvious—that Islam is the driving force behind this and many other recent atrocities. Time and time again I saw lily-white, non-Arab, non-Muslim commentators telling me that this was an obvious aberration, the practitioners of Islam are a PEACEFUL people. They reveled in comparing terrorists to people like me by saying the ones who did this are just a “far-right,” “ultra-conservative,” religious zealot, tiny minority. “Religion” can drive people crazy.
The politicians quickly jumped in to add their useless agreements in defense of Islam, from George Bush to Tony Blair.
My question is…WHERE ARE THE MUSLIM SPOKESPEOPLE?
Allow me to draw an analogy. As we Christians immerse ourselves into the issue of “abortion,” we very quickly get sickened. As we, on the Right, look at the issue in stark, medical truths, it becomes easy to be overwhelmed with frustration and anger—to see the most innocent form of life ripped limb-from-limb, or burned alive with saline solution, or have their precious little heads ripped open to have the brains torn out. The more you know, the stronger the impulse for you to take matters into your own hands. There are those who have done that by bombing a clinic or killing the doctor who commits these atrocities.
But murder of a murderer is still murder. Those who do such things are quickly prosecuted to the full extent of the law (one of the rare occasions for secularists to seek justice is when their perversity is threatened).
But the climax of my analogy is the number of Christian spokespeople who will quickly rush to microphones to explain that they, their church and Jesus Christ does not/do not condone murder.
That is not the case in Islam. In fact, the reverse is true. When westerners are slaughtered (particularly Jews and Christians), many muslims cheer.
Like they did in Somalia, 1993.
Like they did on September 11, 2001 (the celebration below took place in Lebanon).
Like they do when they murder American servicemen in Iraq
(the same American servicemen who brought them freedom, food, clean water, schools and proper sewage).
Like they do when they murder and desecrate American contractors (Fallujah, 2004)
Sadly, Londoners are reaping what their politicians have sowed.
[London Mayor Ken] Livingstone has in the past labeled Sheikh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi a “man of peace” and a “moderate,” despite the fact that Al-Qaradawi has supported suicide bombings and the targeting of American allies.
Livingstone welcomed Al-Qaradawi to London’s City Hall last year as an honored guest, and the mayor appeared in a video shown at a solidarity conference for the sheikh on Feb. 17 of this year in Doha, Qatar. Livingstone has publicly defended the sheikh against critics in the media and various grassroots organizations.
Al-Qaradawi is a prominent member of the Muslim Brotherhood and his fatwas, or theological rulings are said to influence millions of followers who consider him an authoritative scholar on Islamic issues.
Al-Qaradawi’s theological justification for suicide bombings is entitled, “Hamas Operations Are Jihad and Those Who [Carry it Out and] Are Killed are Considered Martyrs” and appears on a website linked to the Hamas terror organization.
Following Al-Qaradawi’s arrival in London on July 7, 2004, BBC TV2 aired an interview in which he said Islam justifies suicide bombings in Iraq against the U.S. military and in Israel against women and children.
In his weekly television program on Al-Jazeera, titled “Religion and Life” (or “Sharia and Life”), Al-Qaradawi explained that there are two types of jihad, one that takes place when an Islamic state invades another country in order to “spread the word of Islam” and a second “repulsing jihad,” which “takes place when your land is being invaded and conquered,” according to the Middle East Research Institute.
“[In that case you must] repulse [the invader] to the best of your ability. If you kill him he will end up in hell, and if he kills you, you become a martyr (shahid),” Al-Qaradawi reportedly said. He elaborated by saying that a person committing such an act “is not a suicide [bomber]. He kills the enemy while taking self-risk … He wants to scare his enemies, and the religious authorities have permitted this…”
In July of last year, following public and media criticism of Al-Qaradawi in Great Britain, Livingstone apologized to the cleric on behalf of his constituents. “I want to apologize to the Sheikh for the outbreak of xenophobia and hysteria in some sections of the tabloid press, which demonstrated an underlying ignorance of Islam,” the mayor said.
Livingstone then invited the sheikh to return to London in October of 2004 to participate in a three-day European Social Forum at Alexander Palace, adding that it would be an “honor” to host Al-Qaradawi.
Livingstone also released a dossier aimed at showing Al-Qaradawi was a respected scholar throughout the Muslim world…”Dr al-Qaradawi has shared platforms with, or met, such prominent figures as former-U.S. president Bill Clinton, the French foreign minister…to promote understanding between Islam and the West,” the mayor stated.
In January of this year, Livingstone further defended Al-Qaradawi in an interview with the BBC. “When you get a progressive figure who [moves] that religion in the correct direction, you engage and you develop it,” Livingstone said. ~ London Mayor Defended ‘Theologian of Terror’, by Sherrie Gossett, CNSNews.com Staff Writer, July 07, 2005
But not even Londoners are free of blame. Coddling muslims who spread hate has been an established practice:
London, September 11, 2002: An obscene spectacle took place in North London earlier today . A thousand Muslims gathered at the Finsbury Park mosque to “celebrate” the bombing of the World Trade Center. The Metropolitan Police deployed a force 500 strong to protect the meeting, called “A Towering Day in History,” from disruption.
A dozen or so menacing-looking men with kaffiyehs over their faces stood on the mosque’s steps to prevent unfriendly journalists from entering.
The “celebration” began promptly at 1 PM, so that participants could applaud the action of the WTC bombers at exactly 1:46 London time—the exact time, a year earlier, when the first plane hit its target in New York. Chairing the meeting was Abu Hamza, an Egyptian-born engineer turned Muslim mullah, who presides over the notorious Finsbury Park mosque, where several of the detainees in Camp Delta, Guantanamo Bay, captured fighting for the Taliban and al-Qaida, received their theological training.[What a contrast to that of elected representatives of the American Left who decry the plight of those interned at Guantanamo Bay. They can rightly be called seditionists—those who give aid and comfort to our enemies.]
Hamza also reportedly recruited to the jihad Richard Reid, the would-be shoe-bomber who failed to blow up an American Airlines flight from Paris to Miami on December 22, 2001. The good Imam is implicated as well in the training and instigation of Zacarias Moussaoui, under arrest on suspicion of conspiring with the 19 murderers of September 11.
The FBI has applied for Hamza’s extradition from the U.K for questioning in the U.S. (the mullah has been a British subject since 1985), but he is still at large in London, free not only to address his congregation but to “celebrate” the events of 9/11. He told the press that Saudi Muslims financed the “celebration” in the hope that from it will arise an organization that represents “the real views of Muslims in Britain.”
Scotland Yard’s information office refuses to answer questions as to why Abu Hamza isn’t under arrest…Hamza and his mosque act as a focus for young men who have taken the first step of embracing jihadi Islam. They have been known to “pass through” the Finsbury Park mosque and then branch out into clandestine training facilities and programs in Britain and abroad. At last count, the British Foreign Office reported that at least 4,000 British Muslims had received training from al-Qaida, the Taliban, or associated terror groups. Many of these came from Hamza’s congregation, which acts as a point of contact with networks abroad.
Hamza is in every way a sinister character. He is blind in one eye, and his left hand has been blown off and replaced by a metal claw. He claims in interviews that he lost his hand and eye when fighting the Russians in Afghanistan, and he uses these injuries as his warrior credentials. The claim is a lie. A British documentary producer, Alu Jamal, interviewed him on camera in Pakistan for a BBC film a year after the Russians left Afghanistan. The footage shows Hamza with his eye and hand intact. His injuries probably result from mishandling explosives.
Hamza is also wanted on criminal charges in Yemen in connection with an incident in 1998, when six young British Muslims, all of whom had at some point been under his tutelage, were arrested in that country on suspicion of terrorism. They were caught with weapons, explosives, plans, and maps—all of which they intended to use to attack British diplomats, their families, homes, offices, and church. When the men were captured and tried, they and their families in Britain instantly applied to these same diplomats whose families they had come to murder to represent them—as they were British citizens—and to secure their release from Yemeni justice. One of the young men ultimately convicted was Abu Hamza’s adopted son.
The trail of the terrorists led back to Hamza. Far from denying—as their families insisted on doing, despite the evidence—that these men were on a terrorist mission, Hamza said he was in favor of armed struggle against all agencies of the British state that supported corrupt regimes, and if these men, including his son, were found guilty and executed, they would be martyrs to the cause of Islam.
If this isn’t sedition, what is?
The assembly adjourned twice for prayers, and the crowds flowed out into the courtyard, led by the muezzin. The star of the meeting was Omar Bakri, a cleric of Syrian origin who heads the sinister cult Al Mahajiroun, which draws its recruits mainly from the colleges and universities of Britain. Al Mahajiroun seeks to make Britain an Islamic state. Bakri told his rapt audience that they must learn the “lessons” of September 11—the murderous lessons, presumably. ~ London Muslims “Celebrate” 9/11, Farrukh Dhondy, City Journal online
We are fools. While Islamists put on a front of tolerance and education (an education they gladly take from western universities—and we gladly give them), the truth of their religion lies hidden…waiting to explode in a restaurant…or on a bus. A muslim “moderate” is nothing more than someone who does not put their heart into what they believe. Those who follow Muhammad with passion, end up like DOCTOR Hasan al-Turabi.
In 1989, al-Turabi was emir (“leader”) of the National Islamic Front in Sudan, and wanted Osama Bin Laden and Al Qaeda to relocate there from their refuges on the Afghanistan/Pakistan border—
…although some Al Qaeda members questioned whether they should trust a European-educated Islamist (al-Turabi had studied at the Sorbonne)…one of the delegates responded that al-Turabi had memorized the Koran and was an expert in Koranic law with forty years’ experience of Islamic study and preaching. ~ Inside Al Qaeda, Rohan Gunaratna, pp. 40-41
But what London Mayor Ken Livingstone did in pandering to a similar chameleon, is no different than George Bush or Tony Blair rewarding the murdering barbarians who surround Israel with promises of a Palestinian state—
In October of 2000, the Palestinian Authority arrested two Israeli reservists who, by mistake, entered the city of Ramallah, in the West Bank. A mob of Palestinians stormed the police station and lynched the two reservists. Many were then seen showing their bloody hands and encouraging their children to emulate them.
So what is the truth? —If you are a Christian, the truth is easy: Islam is a demon-inspired delusion and its practitioners must be won over to the Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ…for the sake of their souls and the lives of our children.
If you are a secularist, the self-evident truth is simple: there is a qualitative difference between Islam and other major religions (especially Christianity). THERE WILL NEVER BE PEACE AS LONG AS ISLAM FLOURISHES. The very CORE of ultimate Islam is eradication of Jews and Christians.
Though, I have heard NO powerful Muslim voice decry the actions of Osama bin Laden, I have heard and seen a great many average Muslim voices idolizing him. Syndicated talk show host Michael Savage has this photograph posted on his web site, taken during the relief efforts for the countries hit by a vicious tsunami in 2004 (Indonesia, Sri Lanka, South India, Thailand)—
Needless to say, citizens such as the one above were EXTREMELY grateful for the vast number of American tax dollars they received as well as the sweat and effort given up by more than a few American service members.
Why does bin Laden have such broad appeal? —Is it because he is considered as the ultimate Muslim?:
Both [DOCTOR Ayman Muhammad] al-Zawahiri and [bin Laden] are followers of the Salafi strand of Islam, which is associated with Wahhabism. Salafis are known as the pious pioneers of Islam, and the Salafi Dawah (Call of the Salafis) is Islam in its totality, addressing all humanity irrespective of culture, race or color. It is this aspect that enabled [bin Laden] to reach beyond the Sunni’s, because Salafism empowered Al Qaeda to forge links with Shias and hence establish a working ,relationship with groups such as Hezbollah. The Salafi strand aims to return the entire nation to the sublime Koran and the Prophet’s authentic Sunnah. It also strives to revive Islamic thought within the boundaries of Islamic principles (meaning the presentation of realistic Islamic solutions to contemporary problems) and to establish a true Islamic society governed by Allah’s laws. It is pure and free from any additions, deletions or alterations. As such, for an Al Qaeda member the Salafi school is complete, perfect in its methodology of understanding Islam and of acting according to its teaching. As one Al Qaeda member put it: “The Prophet said that the Salaf are the best generation of Muslims. Those who come after them have been guaranteed success, victory, salvation and safety from the fire [i.e., hell]. In our generation, Osama is a Salafi.” ~ Inside Al Qaeda, Rohan Gunaratna, pp. 36-37
Craig Winn wrote an exhaustive expose (nearly 1,000 pages long) on Muhammad and Islam entitled Prophet of Doom in which he analyzed the Sira, the Ta’rikh, (“History of al-Tabari”), and the topical Hadith collections of Bukhari and Muslim:
[In] using Islam’s most holy books I was able to reorder the Qur’an chronologically and set it into the context of Muhammad’s life. The result is bone chilling. The depiction of the prophet by the most revered Muslim sources reveals behavior that is immoral, criminal, and violent. The five oldest and most trusted Islamic sources don’t portray Muhammad as a great and godly man. They confirm that he was a thief, liar, assassin, mass murderer, terrorist, warmonger, and an unrestrained sexual pervert engaged in pedophilia, incest, and rape. He authorized deception, assassinations, torture, slavery, and genocide. He was a pirate, not a prophet. According to the Hadith and the Qur’an, Muhammad and his henchmen plundered their way to power and prosperity. And by putting the Qur’an in chronological order and correlating it with the context of Muhammad’s life, we find that Allah mirrored his prophet’s character. Muhammad’s god condoned immoral and criminal behavior. Allah boasts about being a terrorist. He claims to have deceived men, to have stolen their property, to have enslaved women and children, to having committed acts of murder, genocide, and sadistic tortures. ~ Prophet of Doom
Despite what you’ve heard in the media, there is but one Islam, a singular correct view of Muhammad, Allah, and Jihad. It is the one printed in the Qur’an and Hadith. There is no independent record of Muhammad in history from which a variant view may be drawn. The Hadith and Qur’an are the sole repository of information on this man, his times, means, and mission. The Muhammad of Islam, the god of Islam, and the religion of Islam must be as these sources present them.
The simple truth is: good Muslims are bad people. Islam makes them that way. While there are plenty of “bad” Muslims who are good people, they are as impotent as bad Nazis in the Third Reich or bad Communists during Stalin’s era. The Qur’an defines good and bad Muslims for us. It says a good Muslim is a Jihadist, a man who leaves his home, sacrificing his wealth and life; fighting in Allah’s cause. Allah says they will be rewarded with stolen booty if they survive or with a heavenly bordello if they die. Bad Muslims, on the other hand; are peaceful. Allah calls them “hypocrites” because they are unwilling to fight. He even says that peaceful Muslims are “the most vile of creatures” and that hell’s hottest fires await them. If you are a peace-loving Muslim, your god hates you.
Good Muslims, those who read Islam’s scriptures long before I cracked their covers, planned, funded, staffed, executed, and celebrated the terrorist attacks of 9/11. They proudly told the world what they were going to do—terrorize Americans and Jews into submission. They boldly proclaimed why they were going to do it—for the advancement of Islam. They even told us who they were—good Muslims. But we ignored their announcements. It was as if on the morning of December 7th 1941, nobody noticed the rising sun insignias on the planes bombing Pearl Harbor. The bombers of September 11th 2001 wore insignias too. Theirs was a crescent moon.
For those who support the politically-inspired notion that terrorism is not condoned by Islam, that terrorists have corrupted an otherwise peaceful religion, consider this. The world’s foremost authority on the Qur’an is sheik Abde Rahman. He was the senior professor of Qur’anic studies at Islam’s most prestigious university, Al-Azhar, in Cairo. Today, the sheik is a convicted-terrorist, serving time in an American prison for the ’93 bombing of the World Trade Center. If the Qur’an espouses peace, that’s hard to explain.
The conflict between truth and perception doesn’t end there. Rahman’s disciples, an Egyptian sheik and a Saudi terrorist (Osama bin Laden) told a film crew that Islam was their motivation for the second bombing.
Bin Laden [said] “We calculated in advance the number of the casualties the enemy would suffer, and who would be killed based upon the position of the planes as they hit the towers. I was thinking that the fire from the gas in the planes would melt the iron structure of the buildings and collapse them. This is all I had hoped for.” The sheik replied, “Allah be praised.” He shared how Muslims watching television “exploded with joy,” telling bin Laden, “Egyptian TV ran a subtitle below the images of the crumbled buildings: ‘In-revenge for the children of al-Aqsa, Osama bin Laden executes an operation against America.” Bin Laden replied, “The brothers who conducted the operation knew they were on a martyrdom mission. Allah bless their souls.”
These words come directly out of the Qur’an’s “Spoils of War,” surah: “Allah has sent you from your homes to fight for the Cause. Allah wished to confirm the truth by his words: wipe the Infidels out to the last. I shall fill the hearts of the Infidels with terror! So smite them on their necks and every joint and incapacitate them for they are opposed to Allah and His Apostle. Whoever opposes us should know that Allah is severe in retribution. The Infidels will taste the torment of Hell. So when you meet them in battle do not retreat, for all who turn away from fighting will bring the wrath of Allah on themselves and their abode will be Hell. It was not you who killed them, but Allah who did so. You did not throw what you threw. Allah did to bring out the best in the faithful.” ~ Prophet of Doom, pp. v-vi
So this is our enemy. Is there anyone in public life that has the courage to call them what they are, so that we may adequately defend ourselves and our loved ones? —No. And for that reason, we are doomed to never vanquish them. Although they will never manage the co-operation, courage and intelligence to truly conquer a civilized nation, they will continue to turn individual homes all over the world into abodes of weeping and mourning while our leaders pat them on the back and encourage them to live, educate and kill in our countries.