Skip to comments.Blindsided: 9/11 Was the Rule, Not the Exception
Posted on 04/01/2012 9:37:21 AM PDT by Kaslin
At 8:46 a.m. on September 11, 2001, the first plane struck the North Tower of the World Trade Center, and America woke up to the terror of jihad. I use the words “woke up” because jihad existed long before that terrible morning. And it continues to cause much of the world’s violence today.
On 9/11, we were blindsided. But we never should have been.
The word jihad literally means “struggle,” but it’s often used to communicate the concept of holy war. It is on the lips of violent terrorists, but it is also shouted by Egyptian mobs who assault Coptic Christians. And it’s the first word that Palestinian children learn from their reading primers.
It is critically important to understand the permeating motivations of Islamic extremism. For that reason, I wrote Blindsided: The Radical Islamic Conquest,which is being released on April 1.
I was born in the Middle East. I was raised within its culture and return there often. I have had many long conversations in Arabic with Muslims, including Islamist hardliners. I have witnessed Islamic practices and understand the thought processes. Because of that, I know that jihad is an unavoidable and pervasive reality.
In Blindsided, I write:
Many scoff when jihad is declared by a small group of extremists from a tiny Islamic nation about which little is known. The imperative to subjugate non-Muslims, however, runs deep among Muslims around the world—not just in the hills and caves of Afghanistan or the remote sands of Yemen.
Jihad is an essential ingredient of Islamic philosophy, and all who truly love the Koranic faith are devoted to jihad. The concept of jihad is the nail on which hangs all rationales for the use of political power, military force, and terrorist violence to advance the Islamic cause.
Although the Koran decries murder and urges mercy in general, mercy is not to be extended to those who stand in the way of Islam’s domination.
The Koran states: "When the sacred months are past, kill those who join other gods wherever you find them, and seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them with every kind of ambush; but if they convert and observe prayer and pay the obligatory alms, let them go their way" (Koran 9:5).
September 11 turned over a rock to expose the horror of jihad against Americans—the “infidel crusaders.” But the recent uprisings across the Middle East have exposed the everyday occurrences of jihad.
Its overthrown dictators, although ruthless and violent themselves, had kept a check on Islam’s militant urges. But now, without that restraint, it is a very dangerous time to be a non-Muslim.
After 9/11, President Bush and others declared that Islam was a “religion of peace.” But every day, that statement is proven to be false.
On March 4, 1,500 Muslim villagers, brandishing swords and knives, converged on a school in Egypt. Chanting Islamic slogans, they trapped nuns, who were volunteer teachers, and threatened to burn them alive.
Last week, Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh, the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia, reportedly declared that it was "necessary to destroy all the churches" in the region. Al-Asheikh’s words supported the belief that no other religion except Islam should be tolerated.
Because of the constant stream of jihad-inspired attacks, Christians throughout the Middle East are fleeing for their lives. According to Raymond Ibrahim of the Stonegate Institute, half of Iraq’s indigenous Christians have fled. Approximately 100,000 Christian Copts have escaped Egypt. And up to 95 percent of Christians in Yobe, a state in Nigeria population have left that country. Now, as al-Qaeda and others fight the Assad regime in Syria, Christians living there are coming under attack.
Norman Geisler, co-author of Answering Islam, writes: “What Islam engages in is consistent with the teachings of the [Koran] and Muhammad, while what some Christians did in the Crusades is contrary to the teachings of the Bible and Jesus Christ." Geisler says that although violence is the “illogical” result of Christianity, "Violence is the logical outworking of Islam"
That is why, in Blindsided I write:
Some Americans believe that by rounding up hundreds or thousands of Al-Qaeda leaders and fighters, we can end Islamic terrorism. But this would be like washing blood with blood. No matter how many terrorists you kill, there are always more lining up to take their place. Though the War on Terror is critically important to restraining the jihadist onslaught, war alone is not the answer.
We must also fight for the hearts and minds of Muslims. Jihad is at the core of Islam. It is the method through which militant Islam tries to rule the world. It is the rule, not the exception.
Until we confront that reality, victories over terrorism will be short-lived. Peace will be elusive.
And the jihad is becoming more sophisticated. Expect the use of asymmetrical warfare as well.
Jihad is at the head of the US government. But the only way to fight it legally is through the ballot. Though given the sham state of the media and public education, God help us all. We may already be defeated. It just hasn’t sunk in yet, and probably won’t until it’s too late.
Dear Lord, please help us defend our yet great nation, if not for ours, for our children’s sake, and their children yet unborn.
>>>We must also fight for the hearts and minds of Muslims. Jihad is at the core of Islam. It is the method through which militant Islam tries to rule the world. It is the rule, not the exception.
Until we confront that reality, victories over terrorism will be short-lived. Peace will be elusive.<<<<
I remember Ann Coulter writing once that the solution to the Islamic problem was converting them to Christianity. (And please, no flaming me her crushes on Christie or Romney... thanks.) However, the author is making the same (obvious) point that mass murder and genocide are intrinsic to Islamic culture. Many of us see that already, but it’s nice to see it in print, too.
As I’ve written before, I don’t think the Islamic world will become Christian suddenly... but a mass conversion to the Baha’is could work. It would be better than the mess we currently have, certainly.
Grab ‘em by the balls and their hearts and minds will follow. Said it before and I’ll keep on saying it: Worthless Saracen bastards.
Moreover, because  Commission staffers discovered only at the last minute before the report went to press a treasure trove of classified National Security Agency (NSA) documents which constitute the archives of the U.S. Intelligence Community about the Iran-Hezb'allah-al-Qaeda relationship, that material could be included in the final report only in a limited fashion.
Quite apart from those Commission Report references, however, Judge George Daniels of the Southern District of New York ruled in federal court on 22 December 2011 that Iran and Hezb'allah provided "direct and material support" to al-Qaeda in the attacks of 9/11, assistance without which the attacks could not have taken place.
The so-called Havlish case and Judge Daniels' ruling have not been tucked away in some obscure database, accessible only to the legal community; they've been posted online at http://iran911case.com/ for three months now, complete with the Order of Judgment; Findings of Fact and Law; and all nine affidavits plus declarations, other testimony, and supporting documents.
The media have been alerted to the ruling, as have members of Congress. The CIA apparently was so embarrassed by the ruling that an operative identifying himself as a CIA official tracked down Iranian defector witnesses in the case and attempted to suborn their testimony using bribery and intimidation.
The American people and especially the family and loved ones of 9/11 victims deserve to know that Congress and the U.S. government are committed to holding Iran and Hezb'allah, as well as al-Qaeda, accountable for their role in murdering nearly 3,000 people on American soil more than 10 years ago. It is time that the whole truth about that atrocity is told. A good place to start would be with a thorough review of those NSA documents.
A mushroom cloud rising over Mecca and Medina on the morning of September 12, 2001 would have the world a much safer and polite place.
My sentiments exactly!
Great article. I will post it on my blog: Questions About Islam. http://debatingislamquestionstoconsider.blogspot.com/
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