Skip to comments.Terry Jones, asymmetrical warrior
Posted on 09/14/2010 6:45:38 AM PDT by Palter
Asymmetrical warfare was supposed to benefit the insurgents. For the price of a few flying lessons a gang of jihadis brought down the World Trade Center,a terrorist with a bottle of hydrogen peroxide and powdered Tang can blow up an airplane,and a few pounds of plutonium can cripple a major city.
Meet the Reverend Terry Jones, asymmetrical warrior. It appears that pinpricks can produce chain reactions in the Islamic world. The threat may be termed asymmetrical because Islam is more vulnerable to theological war than Christianity (or for that matter Judaism).
As the youngest of the major religions (apart from Sikhism), Islam must defend its historical narrative more fiercely than the older religions. Islam never withstood the withering criticism of Enlightenment scholars from Spinoza to the Jesus Project determined to discredit sacred texts.And because the Koran is not a human report of God's word, like the Christian and Jewish bibles, but rather the "uncreated word" of Allah himself, any challenge to its authority cuts at Islam's credibility. The fact that Islam has established neither a Magisterium in the Catholic sense, nor an authoritative tradition like that of Orthodox Judaism, leaves it decentralized, divided and fractious.
United States President Barack Obama, top US commander in Afghanistan General David Petraeus, the Vatican, and every talking head across the political spectrum screamed in unison until this Florida fringe preacher with a congregation that could meet in a double-wide listened, rather like Dr Seuss' Horton hearing the Who.
Enlightened opinion prevailed, but at high cost: L'Affaire Jones demonstrated that a madman carrying a match and a copy of the Koran can do more damage to the Muslim world than a busload of suicide bombers. Leftists liked to brag during the Vietnam war that a US$10 hand grenade could destroy a $10 million plane.
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Jones is not a dumb man.
He may be a nitjob but if so he is one clever guy.
He has singlehandedly exposes Islam for the sham it truly is and the true purpose behind the the mosque at ground zero.
Whether you agree with him or not, Terry Jones did a good job of exposing the truth about this gutter religion and its adherents.
“a bottle of hydrogen peroxide and powdered Tang can blow up an airplane”
Long, rambling article that goes nowhere. Would have been better if its multiple topics had been addressed with more depth in separate articles.
For whatever reason, Mr. Jones has painted a target the size of the twin towers on his back
Ronald Reagan brilliantly kept our biggest enemies in the Mid-East Iran and Iraq fighting each other for eight years... sending lotsa Jihaddis to the virgins. One recalls in the late eighties gas fell to 75 cents, as the combatants had to pump at whatever price to fund their war efforts. For this of course, the DemWits wanted to impeach the great Renauldus Maximus. Lessons lost!
Long, but very thought-provoking.
Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. -- John 15:13
Long, but very thought-provoking.
Indeed. Hope everyone takes time to read it.
Thanks, Slings and Arrows.
Glad you liked.
Also, “The Koran is not a human report of God's word, like the Christian and Jewish bibles, but rather the “uncreated word” of Allah himself, any challenge to its authority cuts at Islam's credibility.”
It is thus an erroneous western construct to equate the Koran as the Bible of Islam. Mess with the Koran and you are messing with Allah. It is all more the reason to mess with the Koran.
Think about it, a small time backwoods preacher in Florida simply threatened to burn a koran and the islamic world riots and kills. Spengler postulates that Jones has shown the way to fight, and perhaps defeat, islam without firing a shot.
Islam is a religion that has never been challenged theologically. It has no central authority. It is riddled with sects and philosophical inconsistencies. The author rightly states that these facts make islam ripe for exploitation by outside intelligence services who could use these inconsistencies to turn moslem against moslem.
Interestingly, the author thinks that Americans, because they believe all people are like themselves, are particularly unsuited for this task.